Schoology and Academy District 20

Where Learning Happens │ June 15, 2018

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Where are we in the implementation process?

The tech integration team is working hard on learning the new systems and establishing a good working environment for the Academy District 20 community. We are currently in the final stages of working with Schoology and Infinite Campus to create the passback of student, teacher and course information in a single sign-on environment. This is a process that involves testing, proofing, editing and further testing in order to facilitate the bests user experience. When completed, staff will be able to login to our ASD20 Schoology Enterprise system. This will open the door for you to begin planning, creating and curating resources for your courses.

Just as a reminder, you are unable to create a basic (free) account in Schoology using your email address. We have put a hold on that domain as part of the process. If you have a basic account using that email address, we will be able to merge that account for you.

Anxious to get started? We are, too!

What an LMS Can Do for You

New journeys bring a lot of excitement. Our LMS journey isn’t any different. Staff members are very excited about the possibilities and so are we! Knowing that we have a new resource is the open door, knowing what the possibilities are provides the locations to explore along the way.

Here are some of the possibilities that Schoology as a LMS provides:

  • Easy communication between all community members
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Student collaboration
  • Easy content creation and curation
  • Streamlines workflow
  • Customizable courses, rubrics, grading scales
  • Rubrics aligned to standards
  • Self-monitoring
  • Workflow monitoring
  • Easy assessment creation, monitoring and feedback
  • Integration with many outside resources
  • Any device, anytime, anywhere

Your pilot journey will provide opportunities to dip your toes and wade into various features with guided support as well as opportunities to dive in and experience on your own what Schoology has to offer us. We are busy partnering with Schoology to develop the materials and supports for you. There will be many points of learning and reflection along the way, but we’re positive that the journey will bring us to a place of solid pedagogical practice supported by resources designed to deepen learning, support best instructional practices, increase student agency, improve communication and feedback, and create a collaborative educational experience.

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

As with any new adventure, there are questions and concerns. We'd love to hear them! Submit your questions, comments and concerns, and we'll do our best to address them in the following weekly newsletter.

Professional Learning Support and Credit

Learning Services and Digital Integration Services are partnering with Schoology to develop our training program. You will be receiving online and face-to-face learning and support opportunities.

We'll be sending out information on our course and support opportunities next week.

Schoology NEXT Conference

Visit the agenda, create a SCHED account, and plan your days! MAke sure to collect your certificate at the end of the conference for professional learning credit.

Note: If you already have a SCHED account and are having difficulties seeing your account, click the Schoology NEXT header after you login. That should take you to your account and saved sessions.

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