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Where Learning Happens │October 9, 2019
CONNECT Colorado is This Month!
Join us on October 25th in Golden for Colorado’s very own Schoology conference!
What can you expect?
Hear from other Colorado Schoology users
Attend sessions from Schoology staff members
Learn about upcoming features
Meet with the product development team
Network with other Schoology users
The best part is that conference registration is free! Breakfast is included and free! Lunch is included and free! You are only responsible for your transportation and sub (if needed).
Parent-Teacher Conference Tips
Yes, it’s that time of year. Here are some Schoology and IC tips to help prepare:
If you’re using Grade Passback, don’t wait until the last minute. Grade Passback is not an instant process and if the systems are really busy, there might be a lag.
If you’re using Grade Passback, it isn’t recommended to sync all of your assignments for all of your classes from the last month or more at once. That will take a while.
Make sure your gradebooks are set up the same in both Schoology and IC. For instance, if you are weighting categories in Schoology and IC, make sure that the categories are weighted the same in both and that the “Weight Categories” box is checked in the “Grade Calc Options” IC.
Use the Bulk Edit feature in Schoology to review your assignments at a glance to ensure that they are all aligned to the correct categories.
If you don’t want parents or students to see an overall grade in Schoology, click the “Hide overall grade” and “Hide grading period grades” boxes under “Visibility Settings” in Grade Setup.
The following images will help direct you when examining the your setup.
Student Mastery and Conferences
Student Mastery is a great tool to support your conversations during conferences. As an instructor, you can share visually how individual students are progressing through the standards and other custom learning objectives with those students and their parents.
Is Mastery a new feature for you? Mastery allows you to align Assignments, Discussions, and Assessments (Test/Quiz and Assessments) to State Standards and Custom Learning Objectives. It allows instructors to examine individual class and student progress to help evaluate what students know, what they don’t know yet, and next steps for instruction. Visit Schoology’s Student Mastery page for more detailed instructions and examples or contact your DLC.
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