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Schoology Quickstart Student Guide


How do I access my course?

  1. Login

    To login to Schoology using your email address go to and Click the "Log In" button at the top right corner of the page. Enter your assigned email address (or username) and password.

    Note: You may need to select “Email Login” or “Username Login” in order to enter. Email login is the default login prompt.

  2. Enter Course

    At the Homepage, select your course from the “Your Courses” menu on the right-hand side of the screen. At the course page, please review discussion topics posted by week (i.e. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, etc.)

    Note: If you have several courses, you can always navigate back to the homepage by clicking “Home” on the navigation bar on the top of the page.

Frequently Asked Questions / Terms Defined:

Home (Homepage) You can use your homepage to view recent activity. Recent activity is a stream of information that includes any item that involves you or your connections.

Profile Your profile can be used as a public or private way to share information about yourself. You can customize your profile picture and fill out information about yourself that you would like others to see.

Recent Activity In your profile, you can use the “recent activity” area to create short, timely updates about yourself for other people in your network to see. Any update that you create will automatically show up on the Recent Activity area of the homepage when users in your network first login. Updates can be a maximum of 400 characters.

Search The search bar is located on the top navigation toolbar. You can use this search area to quickly navigate to user profiles, courses, assignments, and groups. As you type, the search results filter through your network/school, courses, assignments, and groups. You also have the option to search all of Schoology for public users, courses, groups, and schools.

Updates An update is a 400 character post that can be made for your any profile (e.g. user, course, group, school). Updates are simple ways to create quick posts to a profile that other users in a network (e.g. personal, course, group, school) can see on their homepages. Updates can include files, links, and embedded videos.

Upcoming Feed The Upcoming Feed acts as a simplified planner, displaying events and assignments by date. Days will only be displayed when there is a corresponding event or an assignment.

Blog From the Blog area in your profile, you can create your own custom blog. Blog posts can be created using the WYSIWYG editor, allowing you to customize the look and feel of each blog post, including embedding images, media, and editing html.

Privacy Settings You can access your privacy settings by clicking "Settings" on the top navigation bar. Your privacy settings allow you to choose which elements of your account can be viewed by other users. The privacy settings are classified by four categories: Search, Profile, Your Blog, and Messaging.

By default there are five privacy levels. From most specific to least specific they are:

This means that nobody other than yourself has access to this information.

This means that users in your network have access to this information.

This means that any users in your school network have access to this information.

Schoology Users
This means that any registered Schoology user (regardless of network) has access to this information.

This means that anyone (including unregistered users) has access to this information.

Notification Settings You can access your Notification settings by clicking "Account" on the top navigation bar. Use this area to select which notifications you would like to receive. When a notification is checked, you will receive an email notification whenever there is a change or an update to the corresponding item. For example, when an instructor posts an assignment, hands back graded items, or makes a class announcement, you will receive a notification.

Have a different question?
For additional help, please contact Andrew Edwards at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 617-831-2403.

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