Schoology Blog

Guest Post Guidelines

Here’s What You Need to Know

All submissions should be emailed to guestpost@schoology.com. BUT Before you send us anything, please review this entire page, as it will answer the majority of your questions about the kinds of content we're looking for and how our submission process works.

What is the Schoology Blog?

The Schoology Blog is an educational, community-driven blog dedicated to providing useful best practices, inspiring stories, and visionary thought leadership. With hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the year, we’re always looking for more thoughtful contributors to join us.

If you have educational experience and/or you’re an exceptional storyteller (writer, videographer, designer, speaker) and would like to share your expertise with a large audience of instructors, tech coaches, and administrators, we'd love to hear from you.

The Essential Elements of All Content We Publish

Each piece of content we publish teaches our audience something useful. Guest contributions should be educational, comprehensive, and research-based while providing an interesting point of view and practical examples/practices that can be employed immediately.

Submitted content should cover topics including, but not limited to, educational best practices, firsthand experiences in education, effective leadership, change management, lessons learned, cutting-edge research, edtech developments, and emerging trends.

Below are a few things we look for in every submission:

  • Original concepts, compelling arguments, and effective, high-quality storytelling in 750 words or more (article) or a video with 450 words or more accompanying it.
  • Concepts and thought leadership are distilled into tactical takeaways and practices.
  • Submissions that reflect the overall style and tone of the Schoology Blog. It’s casual, helpful, and focused on the ideas, not Schoology. Plus, we use Oxford commas.
  • Proper attribution of research, quotations, and other content referenced in the article.
  • Royalty-free, CC0 imagery available for commercial use, or imagery provided by the author with explicit consent to use it in the post.
  • If you’re representing a company, no more than one link to your company's website in the body of the post.
  • Personal stories or anecdotes of real-world educational experiences are a plus.

The Different Story Forms We Accept

We have a few different general types of content that we feature. While we always encourage contributors to push the boundaries or break the rules (within reason, of course), the following content types will give you a little guidance in crafting your guest submission.

Teach Me Something—Do you want to teach our audience how to do something? Have you developed best practices for a particular strategy? Do you have lessons learned or pitfalls you want to help educators avoid? Teach us something! These posts should introduce interesting concepts, share why they matter to the audience, and provide tactical takeaways or step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce your strategy.

A few examples of “Teach Me Something” posts include:

Thought Leadership—These posts inspire readers with enlightening perspectives, provide a compelling arguments for or against a particular strategies, and get in the weeds of educational concepts. They are less step-by-step than “Teach Me Something” posts but still provide takeaways and next steps.

A few examples of “Thought Leadership” posts include:

Narrative/Personal Journey—Want to share your best practices, successes, or lessons learned through your personal story or a story about someone else? Narrative posts share great ideas and specific tactics through first- or third-person narrative.

A few examples of “Narrative/Personal Journey” posts include:

What We Won't Accept

Please avoid submitting the following:

  • Any topic that's been covered on our blog before with the same point of view. Please search our blog before you start creating.
  • Content that may be deemed a link-building scheme.
  • Content or phrases that are too promotional of a company or product.
  • Content or phrases that are offensive or inaccurate.
  • Content or phrases that are overly critical of individuals or companies.

How to Submit Your Post

Please email guestpost@schoology.com with the following:

  • Your completed post as a Google Doc (preferable), HTML file, Word Doc, or MP4 (for videos).
  • Image files (with attribution) should be attached to the email to ensure quality. They should be at least 800px wide, not blurry, and have clear placement designations for where they belong in the content.
  • Short author bio including a maximum of one anchor text link to your own website and a square cropped author profile image.

If your submission meets our editorial standards and provides interesting and useful insights to our audience, we will respond via email to let you know your content will be published or needs updates. It may take a couple weeks for a response.

Fine Print: All Contributors Agree to Our Content Release Terms

By submitting an article, video, imagery, or any other piece of content, you agree to the following terms:

  • Schoology reserves the right to use, re-use, publish, re-publish, modify or display your content in any medium including but not limited to social media, print, and on the Internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation in advertising, marketing, publications, electronic distribution, and the Internet and for any other business or commercial purpose.
  • Schoology reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Schoology content, including but not limited to email newsletters, eBooks, and other downloadable content.
  • Submissions cannot be republished on other blogs or publications; however, feel free to share it via any and all social channels.
  • Schoology reserves the right to edit guest posts as needed to meet our editorial standards

By submitting content, the contributor takes full responsibility for any and all issues that may arise, including but not limited to, copyright infringement, plagiarism, misappropriation of likeness, or sharing of sensitive information.