Schoology in SPPS
Saint Paul Public Schools is currently using Schoology as the LMS and workflow in grades 3rd or 4th (depending on site)-12. It is also being used to house professional learning content that is delivered district-wide.
What is an LMS?
LMS stands for Learning Management System.
- Learning, because you use it to deliver education courses or training programs.
- Management, because it helps you organize these courses (create them, change them, assign them to students, grade them, etc).
- System, last but not least, is just a fancy word that translates to "software".
Just like Word helps you write documents and Gmail helps you manage your emails, an LMS is a software program that helps you create, manage and deliver eLearning courses.
An LMS is the "engine" that powers eLearning, and in the most common form it consists of two separate parts:
- A server component that performs the core functionality (creating, managing and delivering courses, authenticating users, serving data and notifications, etc.)
- A user interface that runs inside your browser as a web (like Gmail or Facebook), that is used by administrators, instructors and students
Schoology handles the management and delivery of blended and online courses.
So, Schoology lets you create eLearning content (lessons), organize it into courses, deliver the content and, finally, monitor and assess their performance (attendance, grades, etc.).
Courses vs. Groups vs. Resources
Courses: Access, Organization & Image
Icons in Schoology
Using the OTL Lesson Repository
Workflow Design Tips