Android Mobile App (Parents)

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Important Notes:
  • Depending on the permissions set by your organization, you may or may not have access to certain areas of the mobile app as described below. Reach out to your child's instructor or your organization's Support Contact for more information.
  • For devices on Android 11, see this article for a recent update on the Android Camera app.

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Sign Up

If you don’t already have an account on Schoology, you can sign up using a Parent Access Code provided by your child's instructor.  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. Tap Sign Up for Schoology at the very bottom.
  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. 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 view on an OnePlus 5T.

Important Note: Enterprise schools may or may not allow users to register on their own. Contact your child's instructor with any questions on this process.

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Log In

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

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.

Notes:
  • 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.
  • Single sign-on users will be directed to the school page after they choose their school on the application. They can log in with their SSO credentials on the school page. Schools using Google Single Sign-On must also tap LOG IN THROUGH YOUR SCHOOL on the next login screen after choosing their school on the application to continue to the SSO login page.
  • If you're a parent who is not included in the SSO method, choose Log in through www.schoology.com as outlined below.
  • If you sign in using an SSO and are using a shared device, be sure to log out of your account on the mobile browser when you log out of Schoology. For example, if you use a Google SSO, navigate to Google on a mobile browser and log out of your Google account. Logging out of Schoology will not log you out of your Google account.

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 and Password.
    Note: If you log in with a username, use the login method Log in through your School outlined above.
  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.

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Tap the navigation 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: 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 recent activity, course dashboard, and upcoming events.
      • 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 people in your School Directory and Network.
      • Settings: Configure settings for your personal account.
      • Logout: Log out of the Schoology Android app.

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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

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

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 is 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.

Note: The Recent Activity area is for your personal parent account. To view Recent Activity for your child, proceed to My Children.

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 and hold on the update. A popup will appear to either delete or cancel the deletion. Please note that you may only delete an update that you have created. To create an update, see Create an Update.

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

 

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

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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.

Note: The Course Dashboard displays courses in which the parent is directly enrolled. To view your child's courses, proceed to My Children.

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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.

Note: The Upcoming area displays events related to your parent account only. To view your child's events, proceed to My Children.

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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 at 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 an 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. Optional: Select All Day Event.
  5. Enter the Date: When/End Date, Title, Description, and RSVP if applicable.
  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 event, tap the trash icon at 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 of your profile displays updates you've posted on your personal profile. Tap + in the top right to add a personal update.

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.

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 into Schoology on a mobile browser.

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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 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, 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 update, 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.

Note: These notifications are for your personal parent account. To view notifications for your child, proceed to My Children.

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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 Push 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.

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 OnePlus 5T.

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My Children

The My Children view within the Android app is where parents can view the courses, groups, grades, and 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.

Note: The My Children area on the Schoology Android app uses a WebView. In other words, this area appears like an embedded mobile browser view within the app. Learn more about your Child's Activity view here

Select My Children from the navigation menu to access your child's activity. From My Children, you can switch between the Student Activity and Enrollments view on the homepage:

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Left: The Student Activity view for your child on an OnePlus 5T. Right: The Enrollments view for your child on an OnePlus 5T. 

Use the menu in the header to access your child's Courses, Groups, Grades, and Calendar.

Note: On smaller screens, the Grades area is accessed by tapping More in the header.

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Above, using the menu header to access Grades in the My Children view on an OnePlus 5T.

Additional Children

Additional children associated with your account can be accessed from the Android app in the same way as the web version. From the My Children view, tap your child's name in the upper-right corner and select additional children from the drop-down menu.

On smaller screens, tap More in the header and select your child from the drop-down menu. You can toggle between child views from the next menu:

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Viewing Child Submissions

Access your child's submissions from the following areas:

  • Courses: Navigate to any of your child's courses from the Courses header in the My Children view and select any course material.
  • Recent Grades/Attendance: Use the panel to the right of My Children to access any submitted and graded materials (on larger screens only).

Assignment Submissions

The My Children area for parents using the Schoology Android 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 in Assignments can be accessed via this WebView or parents can opt to access an optimized view of the assignment which displays the submission natively, within the app. 

Note: Devices must run Android 11 2020-11-1 and above in order to access the optimized submission view. 

Tap the link at the top of the submission to see an optimized view of your child's submission:

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The submission is displayed in-app instead of a WebView:

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Left: The optimized view of a child's submission. Right: The WebView of a child's submission.

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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, accessing 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
  • Updates
  • Upcoming
  • Gradebook
  • Attendance

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 title.

Updates

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

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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. 

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Above, accessing 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 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.
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: The Grades area only displays grades for courses in which the parent is a member. To view your child's grades, proceed to My Children.

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, accessing 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 any item to view more grade detail such as submissions and comments.

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

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

The People area allows you to view your School Directory and Network. 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.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school, you may or may not have access to view the school directory or a network of connected users.

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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

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

Notifications

Schoology sends you email and mobile text 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

Privacy Settings 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 button 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 in until the application until you manually log out or uninstall the application.

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Above, the Logout view on an OnePlus 5T.

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