Parent accounts are a great way to engage the parents and guardians of your students. As the System Admin, you can either create or facilitate the creation of parent accounts at the system level. In addition, you have the ability to control what parents are able to see and do in Schoology.
Once you have created the accounts and configured the appropriate settings, it's important to get the word out to the parents at your school so that they are aware that their children will be using Schoology in the classroom, and so that they know how to use and interact with their own Schoology accounts.
For additional best practices around engaging Parents in your Schoology community, check out our Compass Webinar Recording: Engaged Parents and Communities
Creating Parent Accounts
As the System Admin, you are able to either create or facilitate the creation of parent accounts at the system level. Click here to learn about the different methods of provisioning parent accounts at your school.
If you accidentally provide a student’s Parent Access Code to the wrong parent, or if there has been some other mishap in the distribution of the Parent Access Codes, it is important that you reset Parent Access Code to prevent unauthorized access to student information. You can reset an individual student’s Parent Access Code, or you can reset all of the Parent Access Codes at once. Click here for instructions on resetting Parent Access Codes.
Administering Parent Accounts
You are able to control what parents are able to see and do in Schoology at the system level. Click here to learn about administering parent accounts through system settings and permissions.
At the end of the year, you are able to mark inactive all parents whose students are also inactive. Click here to learn about marking parents as inactive. You may also need to update the school building associations for current parents whose children have moved schools within your organization. Click here to learn more about updating parents' school building associations.
Supporting Parents on Schoology
We have attached the following resources here to help you download and distribute Parent Access Codes for your students and their families:
- Instructions how to download Parent Access Codes from your System Admin account.
- Instructions for your teachers on how they can download Parent Access Codes for the students enrolled in their courses.
- Instructions for your Parents on how to set up their Parent accounts once you have distributed each student's unique Parent Access Code to their family.
- A template of letter for you to send out to your Parents notifying them that you will be using Schoology as your LMS.