Schoology Student Account Overview

Schoology Student Resource Kit

Schoology will help you stay organized this school year. It is where you will go to find all your assignments, resources, and announcements for your classes and groups. You can also use Schoology to communicate with your teachers. Text directions are below the video.

Login to Schoology

  1. Go to https://lms.fcps.edu
  2. Enter your FCPS username and password. Your username is your student ID number.
  3. Click Sign in.
schoology login screen

Navigating Courses

After you log into Schoology, you will have easy access to all of your courses.

From your homepage, click on Course Dashboard. This will allow you to see most of your classes.

screenshot of the student's dashboard in schoology

Reorganize Your Courses

  1. Click and hold on a course.
  2. Drag the course to where you want it.
  3. Drop the tile.
screenshot of reorganizing course tiles in schoology

To see all of your courses, select Courses on the top bar, and then My Courses.

screenshot of the courses button and all of a student's courses in Schoology

Overdue and Upcoming Assignments

Overdue and upcoming assignments alert the students to assignments, projects, discussions, quizzes, or events that are upcoming in their courses. To view your overdue and upcoming materials you can go directly to your home screen or course dashboard. They are found to the right of your screen:

screenshot of overdue and upcoming assignments in Schoology

Overdue

When you log in to Schoology, your past or overdue, assignments will be listed above the upcoming assignments.

screenshot of overdue assignments in Schoology

Upcoming

When you log in to Schoology, your upcoming assignments, quizzes, or events will be listed in upcoming events. These occur in the present or future.

overdue assignments screenshot from Schoology

Calendar

In the upper right task bar, located between the apps list and mailbox is the calendar icon.

screenshot from Schoology of the calendar icon in the task bar

Click on the calendar icon to view upcoming scheduled events, activities, assignments, or quizzes. Students can also create their own calendar event by clicking any space on the calendar.

screenshot of creating a calendar event in Schoology

Discussions

Your teacher might create discussions for you. Discussions allow you to add your own comments or reply to others.

screenshot from Schoology of a sample discussion

Assignments

When completing an assignment, read the description and click Submit Assignment.

screenshot of the assignment with the submit button from Schoology

You can upload or create your assignment submission.

screenshot of how to upload or create an assignment in Schoology

Assessments

Assessments will have instructions that tell you what to do.

screenshot of a sample assessment in Schoology

Groups

Groups can be created in Schoology to connect, collaborate, share materials and more. Groups can be used for activities outside of class:

  • Band
  • Sports
  • Clubs
  • Other activities

To access your groups:

  1. Click on Groups at the top of your screen
  2. Click on the group you want to view

screenshot of how to access groups in Schoology

Accessing Your Profile

Students can use their profile to establish a digital presence in Schoology.

To access your profile settings, follow these steps after logging into Schoology.

  • Click your name in the upper-right corner to get a menu.
  • Click on Your Profile to get to your profile page.

screenshot from schoology of how to find your profile

Accessing Your Courses and Groups

From your profile page, you can access all of your courses and groups by clicking in this box. Use the See All link on the right to see all of your courses and groups from this page.

screenshot of courses and groups from the profile page in Schoology

Updating Your Profile Picture

A good way for your teachers and fellow students to get to know you is to use a profile picture.

  • On the left side of the window, you will see your profile picture.
  • Hover over the profile picture and click on Edit Picture to change your profile picture.
  • Be sure to use a profile picture that is appropriate for school and allows your teacher and classmates put a face with your name.

screenshot for how to update your profile picture in Schoology

Portfolios

All FCPS students can create portfolios to showcase achievements. Portfolios allow students to collect, organize, and share work with others.

Create a Portfolio

  • Click your name in the upper-right corner and select Your Profile.
  • On the left side of the screen, under your profile picture, click Portfolios
  • Click on New Portfolio
  • Give your portfolio a title

Add Materials to Your Portfolio

After you create a portfolio, you can add items to it from several places:

  • assignments submitted in Schoology (Assignment Submission)
  • your computer (File)
  • online links (Link/URL)
  • pages created directly in the portfolio (Page)

Share Your Portfolio

All FCPS students can download a ZIP archive of a portfolio that allows them to access their work and materials from their local computer. To download a portfolio:

  1. Click on a portfolio’s More Options menu (indicated by the three vertical dots) in the lower-right corner of the profile cover
  2. Select Export to ZIP or Share Portfolio

FCPS Students in grades 9-12 can generate a private link that enables anyone with that link to view a portfolio.

Note: If you share a portfolio with a private link, anyone with the link will be able to view your portfolio - even if your portfolio is unpublished, regardless of the privacy settings on your personal profile, and/or whether or not they are logged into Schoology. The link overrides all privacy settings configured at the system or account level.

You may reset the URL that points to your portfolio to prevent anyone who has a link from continuing to access your Portfolio.

  1. Click the portfolio’s More Options menu (indicated by the three vertical dots) in the lower-right corner of the profile cover
  2. Click on Share Portfolio
  3. Click on Reset Link

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