iOS Mobile App (Parents)

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Sign Up

If you don’t already have an account on Schoology, you must sign up from a mobile browser at www.schoology.com.

  1. Tap Sign Up.
  2. Select Parent.
  3. Enter the access code provided by your child's instructor and click Continue.
  4. Enter your First and Last Name, an email address or username, and a password for your account.
  5. Click Register to complete.
Important Note: Enterprise schools may or may not allow users to register on their own. Contact your child's teacher with any questions on this process.

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Log In

Once you have an account, download the Schoology app from the Apple App Store. Tap the app icon to open it on your device.

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Above, the Login screen on an iPhone X. Below, the Login screen on an iPad Pro.

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Log in through your School (Enterprise)

Since many Enterprise schools have set up a custom login process, begin by selecting your school:

  1. Use the keyboard to enter the name of your school or organization. As you type, matching choices populate in the list. The name, ID number, city, state, and zip code for the school should appear below.
  2. Tap the name of your school or organization when it displays.
  3. You can use an email address or username to log in to the application, depending on how your account was set up.
  4. Tap Log In to complete.
Note: In general, it's best to contact your child's instructor or your support contact for assistance logging into Schoology. If your school has set up one set of login credentials to use across many apps, the school can assist you with resetting your password. This same process applies to schools with Google Single Sign-On.

Log in through www.schoology.com 

If you use the free version of Schoology or do not use school-provided login credentials, use this workflow to log in to the iOS app.

  1. Tap CONTINUE.
  2. Enter your Email Address and Password.
  3. Tap LOG IN to complete.
Note: If you log in with this method, you can reset your password by opening a mobile browser to app.schoology.com and use the Forgot my password link.

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The Schoology iPhone app navigation menu allows you to quickly navigate to each essential location on the Schoology App. Tapping the navigation menu in the top left corner of the screen gives you immediate access to:

  • Your profile: Tap your name to view your personal account profile.
  • Messages: Messages sent to and from your personal account.
  • Notifications: Notifications about your own Schoology activity.
  • Requests: Accept or dismiss requests to join courses and groups.
  • Home: View your course dashboard, recent activity and calendar.
  • My Children: View your child's activity in Schoology - courses, groups, calendar, grades, attendance, and more.
  • Courses: View courses in which you are directly enrolled.
  • Groups: View groups in which you are directly enrolled.
  • Resources: View resources you've uploaded to Schoology and shared resources from groups.
  • Grades: View grades you've received in Schoology.
  • Calendar: View your own calendar in Schoology.
  • People: View and search other members of your child's school.
  • Account Settings: Configure settings for your personal account.
  • Logout: Log out of the Schoology iOS app.

This navigation menu is available on every page so that you can quickly navigate through the app from any point.

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Above, the navigation menu view on an iPhone X. Below, the navigation menu view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Above, using the navigation menu to access Messages, Notifications and My Children area on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Home

Note: The Home page for parents displays the courses and recent activity for the parent. To view courses and recent and activity for your child, proceed to My Children.

Based on your Account Settings, either the Recent Activity area or the Course Dashboard is displayed by default as the first screen you view when opening the Schoology iOS app. The Recent Activity area displays all of the most recent updates and blog posts that populate your Schoology homepage. The Course Dashboard displays your courses in a tiled list.

You can switch between the two views by tapping the clock icon or the tile icon at the bottom of the Home screen.

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Above, the Home screen with the Recent Activity view on an iPhone X. Below, the Home screen with the Course Dashboard view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Above, using the Home area to navigate from Recent Activity to Course Dashboard and to Upcoming Calendar on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Recent Activity

The Recent Activity displays all of the most recent updates and blog posts that populate your Schoology homepage. You can access Recent Activity by tapping the clock icon at the bottom of the Home screen.

Refresh Feed

At any point, you can update the Recent Activity feed by swiping down on the Recent Activity screen and then release to refresh. To view additional posts, simply swipe upwards to scroll.

Create a New Post

Depending on permissions in place at your school, you may be able to post course, group, and personal updates from the iOS app. To create a new post, follow these instructions:

  1. Tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Post.
  3. Select a course, group or personal update from the Post to... field.
  4. Once you have chosen the area(s) that you would like to update, use the back button in the upper left to go back to the update screen.
  5. Enter your update in the Write an update... field and tap Done in the upper right.
  6. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, and Resources if you wish using the Attach button on the bottom right.
  7. Tap the Checkmark icon Green_checkmark.jpg in the upper right to post your update.
Note: If you’d like to cancel your post, you may tap the X in the upper left. Please remember to refresh the screen to see the latest information.

Comment on a Post

To add a comment on an update:

  1. Tap Comment at the bottom of the post.
  2. Type your comment.
  3. Tap Create.

View and Add to Replies

To view existing replies to a post:

  1. Tap the speech bubble below the post.
  2. If you’d like to add a reply, tap on the + icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Type your comment.
  4. Tap Create.
Note: If you’d like to cancel your post or reply, you may tap Cancel. Please remember to refresh the screen to see the latest information.

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Course Dashboard

The Course Dashboard displays all your courses in a tiled list. You can access the Course Dashboard by tapping the tiled icon at the bottom of the Home screen.

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Above, the Home screen with the Course Dashboard view on an iPhone X. Below, the Home screen with the Course Dashboard view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Upcoming

From the Home screen, you can view Upcoming items and events by tapping the calendar icon:

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Above, the Home screen with the Upcoming Calendar view on an iPhone X. Below, the Home screen with the Upcoming Calendar view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Note: The Upcoming page displays the calendar events for the parent. To view upcoming events for your child, proceed to My Children.

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Messages

Note:
  • Your child's school may or may not allow you to send messages in Schoology.
  • These messages are for your personal parent account. It's not possible to view messages your child receives.

Messages contain all of received and sent mail in your Schoology account. You can access messages by tapping Messages from the navigation menu. You can refresh, compose a new message, and reply to existing messages directly from this sub-menu. If you see a red dot next to Messages in the navigation menu that means you have a new message from other Schoology members.

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Above, the Messages view on an iPhone X. Below, the Messages view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Inbox

The inbox displays the received messages by default. A blue dot indicates an unopened message. To view the message, simply tap the message you would like to open.

Sent

To view sent messages, press Sent from the Inbox screen, then tap the message you would like to open.

Compose and Reply to Messages

To compose a message, tap the + icon in the upper right corner of the screen while in the Inbox or Sent screen.

  1. Begin typing a name in the To field. The field will auto-populate with users to whom you may send mail. To select a user, simply tap on their name from among the list.
  2. Type the subject of the message.
  3. Type the content of the message.
  4. Tap the Checkmark icon Green_checkmark.jpg in the upper right to complete.

To reply to a message, open the message and tap on the blue arrow icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

Note: Your school may or may not allow you to send messages to everyone in the school directory.

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Notifications

The menu notifications display course and group events in chronological order to keep you informed of Schoology activity. If you see a red dot next to Notifications in the navigation menu that means you have a new notification.

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Above, the menu notifications view on an iPhone X. Below, the menu notifications view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Email and Mobile Text notifications

In addition to the menu notifications, Schoology sends you email and mobile text notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. In the Notifications area under Account Settings, you can manage which activity generates email or mobile text notifications.

Note:
  • Email and mobile text message notifications differ from the Notifications menu located in the left navigation menu. The notifications listed under the navigation menu are not customizable. They display information related to course and group events in chronological order to alert you to Schoology activity. For more information on the notifications that appear in the bell icon menu, see: What kind of notifications appear in the menu notifications?
  • These notifications are for your personal parent account. To view menu notifications for your child, proceed to My Children.

Managing Email and Mobile Text Notifications

To change the email and mobile notifications that you receive:

  1. Log into the Schoology app.
  2. Select Account Settings from the navigation menu.
  3. Tap the Notifications tab.
  4. You can customize the notifications you receive by adjusting the various settings under the Email and Mobile column.
  5. Be sure to tap Save Changes at the bottom of the panel.

Push Notifications

You can choose to receive a push notification on your iOS device whenever an important piece of content is added to a course or group you are directly enrolled in. Here are some examples of the types of occurrences push notifications would relay:

  • Course update post
  • Group comments on updates and discussions
  • New assignment or discussion post
  • Receive a private message

When a notification arrives, if the app is closed, then you may see a banner or alert display on your screen. If the Schoology app is open, then the notification will be displayed on your screen. Tapping the notification will take you to that piece of content within the Schoology iOS app.

Enabling Push Notifications

To enable notifications:

  1. Make sure you've downloaded the latest version of the Schoology iOS app from the Apple AppStore.
  2. After installing the update and logging into the app, you will be prompted to enable notifications.
  3. Select OK, and you will be registered for notifications. 

Disabling Push Notifications

To disable notifications:

  1. Go to your iOS Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. From there, select disable Allow Notifications or select None for the Alert Styles.
  4. You should stop receiving notifications immediately. 

Re-Enabling Push Notifications

To re-enable notifications:

  1. Go to your iOS Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. From there, either select Allow Notifications or select the Alerts and Banner style.
  4. As a final step, you may need to 'kill' the Schoology app from the background if it is there, and then restart the app.
  5. You will now start receiving notifications.

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Requests

The Requests area lists all of the course and group requests that are associated with your Schoology profile. Tap Accept or Dismiss, depending on the action you would like to take for each item. If you see a red dot next to the Requests icon in the navigation menu that means you have pending requests from other Schoology members.

Note: These requests are for your personal parent account. It's not possible to view requests your child receives.

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Above, the Requests view on an iPhone X. Below, the Requests view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Your Profile

Tap your name from the Navigation menu to view your personal profile. These same areas also display if you view the profile of another user in the app.

Updates

The Updates tab of your profile displays updates you've posted on your personal profile.

Info

Tap Info to view the info displayed on your user profile. To edit which info displays on your profile, go to Privacy Settings from your Account Settings.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to Privacy Settings.

Badges

Tap Badges at the bottom of your profile to view badges you've been awarded in Schoology.

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Above, the Badges view on an iPhone X. Below, the Badges view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Note: The Blog and Portfolio sections of user profiles are not currently supported on the Schoology iOS app. To view a user's blog or portfolio, log in to Schoology on a mobile browser.

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My Children

The My Children view within the iOS app is where parents can view the courses, groups, grades, attendance for their child. Similar to the Student Activity View on the web version of Schoology, this area displays a preview of how your child(ren) can view their Schoology information.

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Above, the Student Activity in the My Children view (left) and Enrollments in the My Children view (right) on an iPhone X.

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Note:
  • The My Children area for parents using the Schoology iOS app uses a WebView. In other words, this area appears like an embedded mobile browser view within the app. Files uploaded to the Schoology Document Viewer are not supported in mobile browsers. Therefore, parents are unable to view files within the document viewer in the My Children area of the app. To view these files, log in to Student Activity View on the web version of Schoology.
  • On smaller devices (for example, iPhones), the Grades area is accessed by tapping More in the header.

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Courses

Click Courses from the Navigation menu to see list all of the courses for which you are a member. You can also join a course from this area.

Note: These are the courses in which you are enrolled directly with your personal parent account. To view your child's courses, proceed to My Children.

Join Courses

To join an existing Course:

  1. Tap Courses from the navigation menu.
  2. Tap the + icon in the upper right.
  3. Enter the Course Access Code.
  4. Tap Join.

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Above, the Join Course view on an iPhone X. Below, the Join Course view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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The format of the course code should be XXXXX-XXXXX (10 digits). Once you join a course, you will begin receiving updates, grades, comments, and material notifications from the course. To manage which notifications you receive, see Notifications.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have permission to join Courses via Course Access Codes.

Access Courses

Tap Courses from the navigation menu to see a list all of the courses for which you are a member. To access a course section, tap on the name of your choice.

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Above, the Courses view on an iPhone X. Below, the Courses view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Depending on the settings in place at your school, the following information is available under a particular course section:

  1. Materials (Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, Files/Links, Discussions, Albums, Pages)
  2. Updates
  3. Upcoming
  4. Grades
  5. Attendance
  6. Members 

Materials

The Materials area lists all of the Assignments, Assessments, Tests/Quizzes, Files/Links, and Discussions and Pages in a particular course. To view any of the materials options just tap their name.

Updates

Course updates show the Recent Activity for a particular course section. For more information about Updates, please see Recent Activity.

Upcoming

View upcoming items or calendar events for a particular course.

Grades

The Grades displays the Midterm/Final grades and Grading Periods grades by grading category.

View Grades

You can view graded items by tapping the Grading Period in which they are located.

Members

Depending on your device, you can access Members by tapping More in the bottom tab bar of the course profile and tap Members, or tap Members directly from the left menu. The Members area allows you to view all of the members of the course in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to view the member profiles.

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Groups

The Groups area lists all of the groups for which you are an administrator or a member. You can also join a group from this area.

Note: These are the groups in which you are enrolled directly with your personal parent account. To view your child's courses, proceed to My Children.

Join Groups

To join an existing Group:

  1. Tap Groups from the navigation menu.
  2. Tap the + icon in the upper right.
  3. Enter the Group Access Code.
  4. Tap Join.

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Above, the Join Group view on an iPhone X. Below, the Join Group view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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The format of the group code should be XXXX-XXXX (8 digits). Once you join a group, you will begin receiving updates, posts, comments, and event notifications from the group. To manage which notifications you receive, see Notifications.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have permission to join Groups via Group Access Codes.

Access Groups

To access a group, tap the name of the group from the navigation menu

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Above, the Groups view on an iPhone X. Below, the Groups view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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The following information is available under a particular group:

  • Updates
  • Discussions
  • Albums
  • Members
  • Resources 

Group Updates

Group updates show the Recent Activity for a particular group. For more information about Updates, please see Recent Activity.

Group Discussions

Group Discussions displays the discussions associated with the group.

Group Albums

Group albums display the media albums associated with the group.

Group Members

The Members area allows you to view all of the members of the group in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name.

Group Resources

Depending on your device, you can access Resources by tapping More in the bottom tab bar of the group profile and tap Resources, or tap Resources directly from the left menu. Group Resources displays the materials and resources associated with the group.

Note: Only the following items are accessible from the mobile app:-
  • Files
  • Links
  • Pages

All other items are listed as templates in Resources and can be accessed via the mobile browser or web browser.

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Resources

Tapping Resources on the navigation menu allows you to access your existing Resources and Collections. For more information, please see our article on Resources.

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Above, the Resources view on an iPhone X. Below, the Resources view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Grades

The Grades area lists all of the courses for which you are a member. To access the grades for a course section, tap on the section of your choice:

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Above, the Grades view on an iPhone X. Below, the Grades view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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The following information is available under a particular course section:

  • Midterm/Final grades
  • Test/Quiz, Assessment, Assignment and Graded Discussion grades organized by grading period and grading category

Within the Grades for a particular course section, choose Final Grades or the grading period you would like to view.

Note: These grades are for your personal parent account for any courses you are a member. To view your child's grades, proceed to My Children.

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Calendar

Tap the left navigation menu to access your Calendar. The Calendar area displays all of the events, tests/quizzes, assessments, assignments, and discussions that are associated with your Schoology profile in a day-to-day Upcoming events list as well as a traditional month-by-month Calendar view.

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Above, the Upcoming Calendar view (left) and the Calendar view (right) on an iPhone X. Below, the Calendar view on an iPad Pro (landscape view). 

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Note: This is the calendar for your personal parent account. To view your child's calendar, proceed to My Children.

Create an Event

You can create an event through the iOS app from your Schoology Calendar. To create an event:

  1. Tap on the + icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  2. In the Post to... field, select a course, group or personal event. You post to as many areas as you want by checking these areas from the list.
  3. Select When to add a Start Date and Start Time.
  4. Select an optional End Time, or make the event an All Day Event by checking the All Day box when selecting the Start Date.
  5. Add a title to the event.
  6. Select an RSVP option. You can set it to Disabled, Only invitees can RSVP, and Anyone can RSVP.
  7. Add an optional description to the event.
  8. Add attachments from Library, Take Photo or Video, Resources, Record Audio, and iOS Apps if you wish.
  9. Tap the Checkmark icon Green_checkmark.jpg in the upper right to finish creating the event.

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People

The People area allows you to view your School Directory. Tap Directory to see a list of all the members in your School in alphabetical order by last name. To view a member profile, simply tap on the user’s name.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your child's school, you may or may not have access to view the school directory.

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Above, the People view on an iPhone X. Below, the People view on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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Account Settings

The Account Settings area allows you to control your account settings and preferences pertaining to Account Settings, Notifications, and Privacy Settings.

Account Settings

The Account Settings tab allows you to change and update your personal information as well as Merge Accounts.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have the permission to edit your personal information or merge accounts.

Notifications

Schoology sends you e-mail notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. For more information about notifications on the iOS Schoology app, please see Notifications.

Privacy Settings

The Privacy Settings tab allows you to select who can access and search for your information.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to privacy settings.

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Logout

The Logout button is located on the navigation menu. You may log out at any time by tapping on the navigation icon on the upper left corner of the screen. Logout is the last option on the navigation menu.

Note: You will stay logged in until you manually log out or uninstall the application. If you quit the app, this will not log you out.

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Above, the Logout screen on an iPhone X. Below, the Logout screen on an iPad Pro (landscape view).

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