Essential Back to School Tips and Tricks to Make Your Inner Student Squeal with Joy

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Dylan Rodgers

Content Strategy Manager and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange

Essential Back to School Tips and Tricks to Make Your Inner Student Squeal with Joy

Posted in Pro Tips | August 05, 2015

Whether you're just starting to incorporate technology into the classroom or you're the tech guru for your colleagues, there's always more to learn. This is especially true now that technologies change so quickly, constantly beaming new features down to your device from the cloud.

So here's one for all my lifelong learners out there looking to jumpstart the new semester, learn something new, or just gain a different perspective.

Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Schoology

The Beginner's Guide to Using Schoology

This is a quick guide for anyone just starting out on the platform. This overview will guide you through the most important aspects of Schoology including the activity dashboard, courses, groups, and resources.

See The Beginner's Guide to Using Schoology

3 Great Tips for Using Schoology Updates

Do you know how to use updates? Are you sure? These three tips might surprise you and will no doubt help you use updates like a pro.

Get down with updates

How to End and Begin Courses Like a Pro

Want to know the best practices for starting new courses? Check out this in-depth guide from Mr. Bradley Kemp, Professional Development Specialist, and Julie Yoon, our former Director of Client Success.

Dive in deep and learn to swim like a fish

5 Methodologies for Setting Up Your Courses

This post highlights five of the more common course designs. Each one has its strengths and this quick guide will help you find one that works for you. 

See how flexible courses can be

5 Simple Ways to Turn Your Course into a Community of Practice

In this post, you'll explore ways to take your courses to the next level—from a place where you give your students knowledge to one where they discover it via their own passions and talents. The cool part, it's quite simple in Schoology.

Take your courses to the next level

4 Pro Tips When Building Content for Your Courses

Learn how to create standards-aligned assessments, weave vocabulary seamlessly into lessons, create cross-disciplinary discussions, and create and organize course content on the fly.

Learn these quick tips

Essential Tips for Using the Calendar

One of the most overlooked yet powerful features in Schoology is the calendar. These three tips will change your life and make you a more efficient educator.

See what the calendar can do for you

3 Great Ways to Use Discussions

Gain new perspectives on this age-old technique for engaging students and promoting critical thinking. Read this post to learn three tips for getting the most out of discussions on Schoology.

Let's discuss discussions

The Surprising Simplicity of Schoology Quizzes

Schoology's test/quiz feature is arguable the most powerful tool an educator can have. See how to build assessments quickly, get instant feedback, and make sense of the data.

Become a quiz master


Stay tuned! We have one more "Back to School" post coming, and it's a compilation of great blog posts written by education professionals like you. Also, make sure you check out all the new feature updates you may have missed over the last few months.

Whether you're just going back to school or the semester is in full swing, we want to hear your stories and tips. Share them with your community via social media using #BackToSchoology.

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