What Is Schoology?
Schoology is the new web-based and app-based program that we use in band. The Schoology app is used for two primary functions. First, it is used as a practical and safe way for students to share their progress with me in the form of playing test videos. Second, it is used as a means of organzing and sharing band materials, lesson videos, resources, and ideas for all band students. In order to fully participate in band, each student will create a Schoology account in class with Mr. Abrahamson. Students will also need access to the Schoology app on a smartphone or tablet. Students who do not have access to a smartphone or tablet will be able to use a school owned device at school to complete their assignments. Any student who needs access to a school device, should speak to Mr. Abrahamson prior to use.
Where Do I find Schoology?
Through the app
The Schoology app can be downloaded for all iOS and Android based devices through your app store. The app is free, and is necessary for submitting playing test videos for band. Course content, grades, and comments can also be accessed through the app. Some assignments may be more difficult to complete through the app due to the limitations of the device being used.
Through a computer
Schoology can be accessed through it's website at www.schoology.com. By logging in through the website, you will be able to access all course content, grades, comments, and you will be able to complete some non-video based assignments
What If I Am Having Trouble With Schoology At Home?
Usually the most common problem with using schoology is not being able to log in. This can happen because a student forgets their username or password, or because they accidentally set up their username or password incorrectly when they set up their account in school. Please email Mr. Abrahamson if you are not able to log in from home and I will do my best to respond quickly. Because I travel between four schools and have a family, I cannot always respond right away, so please don't wait until the last minute to ask for help.
What If I Need Help Submitting An Assignment?
The process for submitting assignments in Schoology is quite simple once you have done it a few times, however it can be confusing the first time. Additionally, the process looks a littled different depending on whether you are using an iOS device, or an Android device. Please click on the appropriate system below for a detailed step-by-step instructional book on how to complete assignments on your device. If you are still stuck after reading through the instructions, please email Mr. Abrahamson for further help.