Stack Your Skills:
Schoology Essentials

  Great for All Educators new to Schoology or just wanting to get the most out of the LMS
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This comprehensive online course for beginning learners contains everything needed to build a foundational Schoology skill set. You will receive an overview of the robust Learning Management System (LMS) and lessons that cover the essential Schoology features and tools, while providing you with hands-on practice. By the end of Stack Your Skills: Schoology Essentials, your enhanced skills will allow you to work with ease within Schoology.


Includes an interactive
note-taking tool

Certificate &

Earn and download a certificate and badge upon completion.

100% Online & Flexible

Start as soon as you enroll and learn at your own pace.
Course Outline
About the Expert
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Total Time: 3 Hours

Course Outline:

Rules of the Game: Schoology Basics
  • Understand how to navigate the Schoology homepage and interface
  • Review Schoology notifications and update your profile
  • Create and customize a new course

Make your Move: A Look Inside a Course
  • Review course navigation
  • Create, edit and manage Schoology Materials
  • Add assignments to a course
  • Understand how to connect and create assignments through Google Drive or OneDrive
  • Explore the built in collaboration tools

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Navigating a Course 
  • Find and create updates
  • Explore the Gradebook
  • Create grading categories
  • Manage members and co-teachers
Bonus Round: Stack your Skills
  • Compare Schoology Courses vs. Groups
  • Understand Schoology Accommodations
  • Explore additional information and resources within Schoology

    The course is followed by a Final Assessment that allows the learner to check their understanding.

Meet the Expert:
Shantel Lott

Shantel’s career began as a High School Theatre Tech Director and Social Studies teacher. Both positions fueled her passion for the Arts and History. She spent the past few years before joining the friEd Team as an Instructional Technology Specialist supporting teachers with their classroom tech needs. She was such an asset to teachers during the recent pandemic when teachers were working in both synchronous and asynchronous environments. Shantel also authored the friEdOnline course, Stack your Skills: Schoology Essentials. She believes most learners, regardless of their age, want to be seen and affirmed for who they are and the positive things they are doing.
Shantel is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator and a Google Certified Trainer. She is also a Microsoft Certified Educator and Newsela Certified Educator.
The training was absolutely phenomenal. The repetition, examples, and the demonstrations were very informative.
AMAZING as always. I've used Schoology before with virtual learning and as a place for absent students to complete assignments when they miss class, but after taking this course I feel more confident and equipped to rock Schoology.
I love the way this course was laid out. It was bright, it was engaging, and it gave a lot of details but did not drag it out. It was straight to the point but informative.
This was an easy-to-follow, well-organized learning experience.
The other outside courses of Schoology are awful. Everyone should do this one.
As an older teacher in a world of ever growing technology, this was easy to understand.

Start immediately and work at your own pace.

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