Instructor Q&A

Changing locations of student videos/images/files


As an art teacher I am looking for ways for students to share their artwork on Schoology so all students can see it. Not all students have access to a separate camera so they can't take a picture and then upload the file, and many cameras don't work apart from Schoology video or Microsoft Teams.

The VIDEO assessment question seems to work for my students across all devices, so I was thinking of having them take a video of them sharing the artwork there. But then there's no way for them to share it amongst themselves. 

I could screen shot a still of each video, but that seems like a lot of work.

Any suggestions?



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    Nina Rivera Official comment

    Hi Katherine, 

    Thank you for reaching out in the Schoology Community! 

    If you would like students to share their images with each other, you can create an interactive Discussion for your students.  Each Discussion has threaded commenting that allows students to respond to any post by another student. These comments can also be moderated, which will require a Course Admin (the teacher) to approve each post before it is published.  This Help Guide explains more about this process.  

    Please let me know if you have any more questions!


    Nina Lewis 

    Community Communications Specialist 

    Schoology | A PowerSchool Unified Classroom Product




    Edited by Nina Rivera
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    Mrs. Jefferson

    Try adding a Media Album and then having student's post/share their work in the Media Album.  I haven't figured out how to grade from there, but that solves the sharing problem.  Maybe have the student submit the artwork to an assignment and then upload to the Media Album by Topic and make it like a class scrapbook of work throughout the year??  Just a couple ideas.

    Edited by Mrs. Jefferson
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    Katherine Shimko

    Tracey: Thank you. Yes. I am using Media albums with success with my older students (who can transfer images from devices) and younger students (who have tablets that easily take pictures THROUGH the Schoology "add media" button. However, my middle grade students (3-5) do not consistently have devices that can take pictures NOR do they have the experience to move files from one device to another to upload - if they even have another device to use! Hence my problem. Basically I want a "Take Photo with Camera" option for all devices/platforms, I think, and not just limited to those who use Schoology on phones or tablets. Then using Media Albums becomes a reality for all students.

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    Mrs. Jefferson

    Katherine:  Oh okay...I gotcha!  I guess I misunderstood the question.  Sorry!

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    Katherine Shimko

    Hi, Nina. I use discussion with images in other parts of my classes. I know what they can do.

    I don't think you really read my entire question. Please read my response to Tracey (above). Your answer was not the help I was looking for.

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