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Where Learning Happens │January 13, 2020

Let's Get Your Courses Ready!

Your courses are visible, so let's review best practices for setting up your courses in Schoology.

Start here:

  • Add an image to your course profile. This not only helps you, but helps students and parents easily identify specific courses in the course menu.

  • Go to Grade Setup and configure your gradebook settings.

  • Decide whether or not you will be linking sections. This needs to be done before content is added.

  • Import your content from your Resources.

There are links to directions below, just click on the image.


You’ll need to do your Grade Setup at the beginning of the semester. There’s a link below to specific directions. This is important because any assignment you create in an active course needs to be attached to a Category. That Category (or those Categories) will need to be exactly the same as you would set up in IC. The Grading Periods are linked to IC, so you don’t need to create one. We recommend using the Numeric grading scale, but the HS/MS Curve in the Final Grade Settings (or the appropriate IC grading scale).

Not Using Schoology in One or More Courses? - The Benefit of a Course Presence

Perhaps you aren’t using Schoology for one or more of your courses. In that case, it might help to create a Course Presence.


A Course Presence is an information page to those who visit the course. It contains contact information, links to other resources being used (Seesaw, AP College Board), and a note indicating that you won’t be actively using Schoology this semester.


What is the benefit of this? All students AND parents are automatically enrolled in your course. They have easy access to your course, even if you aren’t using it. Your Schoology page can serve as a landing page for information and communication, especially as individual teacher websites sunset with the new school webpages.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

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