Android Mobile App (Students)

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Important Note: Depending on the permissions set by your school, you may or may not have access to certain areas of the mobile app as described below. Contact your teacher for more information.

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Sign Up

If you don’t already have a Schoology account, you can sign up for one using an access code provided by your teacher. Once you have the access code, download the Schoology app from Google Play or the Amazon App Store and follow these steps to get started:

  1. Open the app on your device and tap Sign up for Schoology at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Student.
  3. Enter the 10-digit access code from your teacher.
  4. Enter the following information for your profile:
        • First Name
        • Last Name
        • Email Address or Username
        • Password
        • Confirm Password
        • Birthdate
  5. Check the box to agree to Schoology's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  6. Tap Register to complete.

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Above, the Sign Up screen on an OnePlus 5T.

Important Note: Enterprise schools may or may not allow a user to register on their own. Contact your teacher with any questions on this process.

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Log In

If you already have a Schoology account, download the Schoology app from Google Play or the Amazon App Store. Tap the app icon to open it on your device.

You can use an email address or username to log into the application, depending on how your account was set up:

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.

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Above, the login screen on an OnePlus 5T.

Note: In general, it's best to contact your instructor 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 Android app.

  1. Tap CONTINUE.
  2. Enter your Email Address and Password.
  3. Tap LOG IN to complete.

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Above, the login screen on an OnePlus 5T.

Note: If you log in with this method, you can reset your password by opening a mobile browser to app.schoology.com and using the Forgot my password link.

QR Code Login

If your teacher has provided you with a QR code for login, follow these steps.

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Above, the log in by QR code screen on an OnePlus 5T.

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Tap the navigation menu icon AND_nav_icon.jpg in the top left of the screen to access the navigation menu.

From the navigation menu, you can access:

      • Your Profile
      • Messages
      • Notifications
      • Requests
      • Home
      • Courses
      • Groups
      • Resources
      • Grades
      • Calendar
      • People
      • Settings
      • Logout

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Above, the navigation menu view on an OnePlus 5T. Below, using the navigation menu to access Notifications, Courses, and Home.

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Home

The Home area gives you quick access to the Recent Activity, Course Dashboard and Upcoming areas in Schoology. Based on your account Settings, either the Recent Activity area or the Course Dashboard displays as the first screen you view upon opening the Schoology Android 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. The Upcoming area displays all your upcoming items and events

Tap through the menu under Home to switch between the three views:

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Recent Activity

The Recent Activity area displays all of the most recent updates and blog posts that populate your Schoology Home page. To view additional posts, simply scroll up or down.

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

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Above, the Home screen with the Recent Activity view on an OnePlus 5T.

Comment on an Update

To reply to updates on the app with a comment:

      1. Tap Comment below the update you would like to comment on.
      2. Enter your comment.
      3. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
      4. To cancel your comment, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.
      5. Tap the Comment icon AND_Comment.jpg to view comments on updates.

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Above, Comment on an Update from the Recent Activity area on an OnePlus 5T.

Like an Update or Comment

To add a Like to an update or comment, tap Like below the update or comment. You can remove your Like by tapping Unlike.

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Above, Like and Unlike an Update from the Recent Activity area on an OnePlus 5T. 

Delete an Update

To delete your update, tap on and hold the update. A pop-up will appear to either delete or cancel the deletion. Please note that you may only delete an update that you have created. To create a new update, see Create an Update.

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Above, the Delete Post view on an OnePlus 5T.

Note: Remember to swipe down from the top of the screen, then release 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 from the menu on the Home screen.

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Above, the Home screen with the Course Dashboard view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Upcoming

From the Home screen, tap Upcoming to display all your upcoming items and events. The Upcoming area displays calendar events, tests/quizzes, assessments, assignments, and discussions in chronological order by due date to help you locate and plan for upcoming activities. Tap on the item to view that item in Schoology.

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Above, the Home screen with the Upcoming view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Using the Quick Post Tool

The Schoology Android app Quick Post tool allows you to quickly create updates, assignments, discussions, and events from your Schoology home screen as from within courses and groups. Tap the + icon in the upper right corner of the screen from the Recent Activity view to see these options:

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Create an Update

To create a new update:

      1. Tap + in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Tap Update.
      3. Click Post to... and select where you would like to post the update. You can select one or more locations.
      4. Tap Select to enter your chosen locations.
      5. Type your update.
      6. Optional: To attach an item to your update, tap one of the options: Photo/Video/File/Resource.
      7. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
      8. To cancel your update, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.

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Above, the Create Update view on an OnePlus 5T.

Create a Discussion

      1. Tap + in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Tap Discussion.
      3. Click Post to... and select where you would like to post the discussion. You can select one or more locations.
      4. Tap Select to enter your chosen locations.
      5. Enter a Title.
      6. Enter a Description.
      7. Optional: To attach an item to your discussion, tap one of the options: Photo/Video/File/Resource.
      8. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
      9. To cancel your discussion, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.

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Above, the Create Discussion view on an OnePlus 5T.

Create a Calendar Event

Note: You can also access this option from the Upcoming view.

      1. Tap + in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Tap Event.
      3. Tap Post to... and select which calendar you would like the event to be created.
      4. Enter the Date When/End Date, Title, Description, and RSVP if applicable.
      5. Optional: To attach an item to your event, tap one of the options: Photo/Video/File/Resource.
      6. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
      7. To cancel your event, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.

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Above, the Create Event view on an OnePlus 5T.

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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.

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Above, your Profile view on an OnePlus 5T.

Updates

The Updates tab in your profile displays updates you've posted to 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 not have access to Privacy Settings.

Badges

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

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Above, the Badges view on an OnePlus 5T.

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

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Messages

Note: Depending on the permissions set by your school, you may or may not have full access to Messages. Contact your teacher for more information.

Messages contain all received and sent mail in your Schoology account. You can access messages from the navigation menu. You can refresh, compose a new message, view sent messages, and reply to existing messages directly from this sub-menu. If you see a red indicator next to Messages on the navigation menu, you have a new message.

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Above, the Messages Inbox view on an OnePlus 5T.

Inbox

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

Sent

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

Compose and Reply to Messages

To compose a message, tap + in the upper right corner 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 their name from the list.
  2. Type the subject of the message.
  3. Type the content of the message.
  4. Optional: To attach an item to your discussion, tap one of the options: Photo/Video/File/Resource.
  5. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
  6. To cancel your event, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.

To reply to a message, open the message and tap the reply 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 Notifications area displays course and group events in chronological order to keep you informed of Schoology activity. If you see a red indicator next to Notifications on the navigation menu, you have a new notification.

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Above, the Notifications view on an OnePlus 5T.

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 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?

Managing Email and Mobile Text Notifications

To change the email and mobile notifications that you receive:

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

Push Notifications

You can choose to receive a push notification on your Android device whenever an important piece of content is added to a course or group. Here are some examples of the types of occurrences our 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. Tap the notification to take you to that piece of content within the Schoology Android app.

Enabling Push Notifications

  1. Make sure you've downloaded the latest version of the Schoology Android app from the Google Play or the Amazon App Store.
  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 Android device Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. Depending on your device, disable notifications.
  4. You should stop receiving notifications immediately. 

Re-Enabling Notifications

To re-enable notifications:

  1. Go to your Android device Settings.
  2. Select the Notifications option and then select the Schoology app.
  3. Depending on your device, enable notifications.
  4. As a final step, you will need to close the Schoology app completely 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 X, depending on the action you would like to take for each item. If you see a red indicator next to Requests on the navigation menu, you have a pending request.

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Above, the Requests view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Courses

Courses lists all of the courses for which you are a member. You can also join a course from this area. 

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Above, access Courses from the navigation menu on an OnePlus 5T.

Join Courses

To join an existing Course:

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

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Above, the Join a Course view on an OnePlus 5T.

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 email 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.

Tap Courses from the navigation menu to see a list of all the courses for which you are a member. To access a course section, tap the name from the list. Depending on the settings in place at your school, the following information is available under a particular course section:

  • Materials (Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, Files/Links, Discussions, Albums, Pages)
  • Updates
  • Upcoming
  • Grades

Tap and swipe through the menu under the course title to access these items:

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Above, the Course Materials view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Materials

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

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Above, Course Materials within a folder on an OnePlus 5T.

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Updates

Course updates show the Recent Activity for a particular course section. 

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Above, the Course Updates view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Upcoming

View upcoming items and calendar events for a particular course.

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Above, the Upcoming view within a Course on an OnePlus 5T.

Grades

The Grades area displays your Midterm/Final grades and Grading Periods grades by grading category. Tap the item's title to view the graded item.

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Above, the Grades view within a Course on an OnePlus 5T. 

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Groups

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

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Above, access Groups from the navigation menu on an OnePlus 5T. 

Join a Group

To join an existing group:

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

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Above, the Join a Group view on an OnePlus 5T.

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 email 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.

Tap Groups from the navigation menu to see a list of all the groups for which you are an administrator or a member. To access a group, tap the name from the list. Depending on the settings in place at your school, the following information is available under a particular group:

  • Updates: View updates and comments for a particular group.
  • Upcoming: View upcoming events for a particular group.
  • Discussions: View all of the discussions in a particular group. Tap on a discussion to view, post, and reply to comments.
  • Albums: View any Media Albums within the group. Albums can contain audio, video, and images.
  • Resources: Group Resources contain content stored for access exclusive to the group's members. While course materials can be stored within Group Resources, items such as assignments and assessments can only be used for submissions within a course.

Tap and swipe through the menu under the group title to access these items:

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Above, the Group menu view on an OnePlus 5T.

Note: Only the following items are accessible from the mobile app:

  • Files
  • Links

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

Tap Resources from the navigation menu to access your existing Resources and Collections. For more information, see My Resources.

Note: Only the following items are accessible from the mobile app:

  • Files
  • Links

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

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Above, the Resources view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Grades

Note: Depending on the permissions set by your school, you may or may not have access to Grades. Contact your teacher for more information.

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

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Above, access Course Grades from the navigation menu on an OnePlus 5T.

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, tap individual items to view more grade detail:

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Above, the Course Grades view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Calendar

Tap Calendar from the 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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Left: The Calendar view on an OnePlus 5T. Right: The Upcoming view on an OnePlus 5T.

Create an Event

You can create an event from your Schoology Calendar. To create an event:

      1. Tap + in the upper right corner of the screen.
      2. Click Post to... and select where you would like to post the event.
      3. Optional: Select All Day Event.
      4. Enter the Date: When/End DateTitleDescription, and RSVP if applicable.
      5. Optional: To attach an item to your discussion, tap one of the options: Photo/Video/File/Resource.
      6. Tap the Post icon AND_post_icon.jpg in the upper right corner to complete.
      7. To cancel your event, tap the trash icon in the top left corner or tap Back on your device.

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Above, the Create Event view on an OnePlus 5T.

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People

Note: Depending on the permissions set by your school, you may or may not have access to People. Contact your teacher for more information.

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 the person’s name.

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Above, the School Directory view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Settings

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

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Above, the Settings view on an OnePlus 5T.

Notification Settings

  • Notifications: Enable push notifications to your device.
  • Ringtone: Set notification ringtone.
  • Vibrate: Vibrate on incoming notifications.
  • Phone LED: Flash LED on notifications (Depends on your device's model and permissions).

Account Settings

Account Info

The Account Info 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.

Notifications

Schoology sends you email notifications for Social, Academic, Group, and School activity that occurs in your account. For more information about notifications on the Android Schoology app, see Email and Mobile Text Notifications.

Privacy Settings

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

Offline Storage Settings 

Schoology materials can be downloaded for offline access on your Android device.

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Above, the Offline Storage Settings view on an OnePlus 5T.

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Logout

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

Note: You will stay logged into the application until you manually log out or uninstall the application. Quitting the app will not automatically log you out.

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Above, the Logout view on an OnePlus 5T

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