Schoology is a learning management system with assessment and course content management to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning.
With Schoology, GUHSD staff will be able to:
Auto-populate rosters from IC to Schoology
Sync Grades to Infinite Campus
Integrate content from Google Drive and other third party tools (e.g. Edpuzzle, CK-12, Wevideo, etc.)
Implement Mastery- and Standards-based grading
Develop Assessments with 17 different question types
Provide multiple methods of student feedback
Provide students with a multitude of response options (e.g. written, audio, audio/video, discussions, etc.)
Create, curate and share course resources with all stakeholders (e.g. students, parents, other staff, etc.)
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Our commitment to Schoology was built around the need for coherence in platforms. There is good research to show that family and student engagement increase steadily with one cohesive hub for all student work, info, reminders, grades, feedback, etc. Parents, students, and teachers all expressed that they had significant interest in a universal platform district-wide, and the research supports that. Additionally, Schoology's platform is far more robust than Google Classroom, offering us a strong path forward with our commitment to learning-centered grading and UDL. A side-by-side document showing the power of Schoology when compared to Google Classroom is included below on this page.
The selection of Schoology was made by a group of teachers after a presentation by both Schoology and Canvas in May 2019. This document outlines the process. Invitations to be a part of the group went out to all department chairs, GEA leadership, tech coordinators, everyone who attended a Ninja training since 2015, 9th-grade geography/technology teachers, application support, and administrators.