Back to Schoology


Now that we have reached 1:1 Chromebook access for every student in 4th-12th grade, it's time to get creative and integrate technology into your instruction in meaningful ways. A good starting point is Schoology, which makes it easy for teachers to create digital discussions, assignments, quizzes, and other content that students can access any time. Here are some tips to get started with Schoology this year, for beginners and experienced users alike.

New to Schoology? Start here:

  1. Go to rfschools.schoology.com and you will be logged in with your rfschools Google credentials. Bookmark this page for future reference.
  2. Click on Courses at the top, and you should see your current courses and rosters, which are imported from Infinite Campus every night. You do not have to create courses or ask students to join; it's all done for you!
  3. Check out the Getting Started article and the Course Materials articles from the Schoology Help Center. 
  4. Start by adding some simple content to one of your courses: just click 'Add Materials' and add a file, a link, or even a discussion. You'll find that Schoology is intuitive and easy to use.

Looking for last year's content in Schoology?


Don't worry: your courses are archived, not deleted, at the end of each semester. You can find last year's courses and copy content from them by clicking Courses>See All>Archived. Or, if you saved your courses to Resources, you can find them there.

You can even copy your gradebook settings and rubrics from your archived course to your new course:


Pro Tip: Link your sections

If you teach multiple sections of the same course, now is the time to link them in Schoology. Linking your sections enables you to add content to one section, but have it visible to all. It's best to link sections before you add lots of content and before you enter any student grades, because the data from your subsection will be overwritten by the master section. So do it now!

1. Click Courses>See All


2. Click the gear icon beside the section of a course that you want to be your 'master' section. If you've already added content to one section, make that one your master. 

3. Select 'Link Existing Section', and select the sections you want to link. 


That's pretty much it! Now, when you add content to one section, it will be available to all sections that are linked together. You can still adjust due dates and times per section, but the materials will be the same. 

To find out more about linking sections, check out this article in the Schoology Help Center.

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