Using Mobile Offline Mode on the Schoology Android App

Overview

You can now access your Schoology course materials from anywhere, anytime on your Android device -  even when you’re offline.

Schoology Offline Mode gives you access to your Schoology course materials even when you don’t have an Internet connection.

Android users can now download Folders,  Assignments, Pages, Files, and Discussions while connected to WiFi so that they can view their materials, later even when they are not connected.

Note that Offline Materials are a view-only version of your Schoology Materials, and are not interactive. It is not possible to submit an assignment, post to a discussion, or complete any student completion rules while accessing content in Offline Mode.

Download Your Course Materials

To Make Your Materials Available Offline:

  1. While connected to wifi, launch the Schoology app on your Android device and click Courses.
  2. Select the course you need to access from the list.
  3. On the course Materials page, click the down-facing arrow in the upper-right hand corner of your screen to download course materials onto your device.
  4. Tap the down arrow to download materials so that the content is available when you are offline.

  5. When you tap the down arrow, you see a notification message that says “Make Materials Offline: This will download the materials for access while offline.”

  6. Tap Confirm to proceed.

You are then prompted to choose whether you would like to include any attached files in the download, or whether you would like to make only the materials available for offline access without any of the attachments:

Tap the option you would like to choose:

  • If you select With Files and Attachments, all files and attachments are downloaded in their original form and stored locally to your device. You will be able to open and view the attachments from the material items in the course to which they are attached.
  • If you select Without Files & Attachments, you will only be able to see the titles and descriptions of the Schoology materials.

Wait a few moments for the materials to download.

Once the download is complete, you see a green checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of your course materials page:

The green checkmark icon indicates that the materials have been synced to your device and are now available to you when you go offline.

Using Schoology in Offline Mode

Once you are offline, materials that have been synced and are available in Offline Mode will still be accessible from the Schoology App. Open the app and navigate to the course as usual to access your materials. Materials that are not available offline - such as tests/quizzes, external tools, and links - are greyed-out and inactive.

Note that Offline Materials are a view-only version of your Schoology Materials, and are not interactive. It is not possible to submit an assignment, post to a discussion, or complete any student completion rules while accessing content in Offline Mode.

If the Course Admin makes any changes to the Materials after the student has downloaded materials to access offline, the student sees a message the next time the device is connected to Wifi that says “Updated content available. Tap to Sync,”  as shown in the screenshot below:

Tap the sync icon to update your downloaded materials to the latest version.

Schoology Offline Materials and Storage

Schoology materials that have been downloaded for offline access are saved to an offline cache within the app where are files are stored.

When you log out of the app, all content that was previously downloaded for offline access will be automatically cleared from that device.

You can also manually remove downloaded content from your device in order to free up storage space once you no longer need materials for offline access. To clear your content:

  1. Tap the home icon in the upper-right corner of the app and then tap Account Settings.
  2. Select Offline Storage Settings.
  3. Select Remove Offline Content.
  4. You see a message that says “This will remove all offline content that has been downloaded locally on this device and cancel all active course downloads.” Tap Confirm.
  5. Your offline content is now deleted from your device and the storage stats that display in the Offline Storage Settings panel should update accordingly.
    Note that a small amount of disk space will remain in use to support the app’s operations, so this number will be greater than zero.
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