My name is Jim Parry and I am a 6th grade English teacher and Technology Integration Specialist in Stewartville, MN. I do Schoology staff development for our school district and have done trainings for several schools all over SE MN. I am attending the Schoology NEXT Conference in Denver this June and have submitted a proposal to Schoology to be a presenter there as well. Just a suggestion, as I know I contacted the help desk about this before, but the issue came up at our Technology Integration Specialist meeting this morning. Many of our teachers are posting assignments as a part of an entry for each day that includes related classwork from that day and directions on how to start/complete the assignment. We have been posting them the day that it is assigned instead of the day it is due. We do this because it makes sense that when students get home, they look at their Schoology calendar for that day and what was assigned. We prefer to have them look at their calendars instead of going through the folders, because the calendar causes far less confusion (excuses). The suggestion I received in an earlier request ticket was to do another entry for the due date. That just would not work to double up. Our students have anywhere from 5-9 teachers and for all of them to double up on postings would make the calendar so cluttered it would be unuseable. My suggestion would be to add the option of having both a posting date and due date for assignments. The way many of our teachers take care of this is to post assignments as an event, but this takes away the option of submitting it through Schoology. To have a posting and end or due date would eliminate this issue. Just a suggestion, as this has been one of the biggest issues we are having as a district with Schoology.
Assignment Posting Date and Due Date