Your home page is the first place you'll land every time you log into Schoology. Every aspect of the platform can be accessed directly from this location. Your home page is where you'll be briefed on all events and activities. It also keeps you organized by highlighting important events.

The Recent Activity feed on the right displays aggregated activity across your courses, groups, and organizations, along with a running list of Reminders and Upcoming events. You can also view the Course Dashboard for a tiled list of courses in which you're enrolled. You can always return to the home page from anywhere in Schoology by clicking the Schoology logo, or your school logo, in the top left corner.

Recent Activity

Here you can find the Recent Activity feed. This feed shows all the comments, updates, and events pertaining to your connections, courses, and groups. Use the menu in the top-center of the page to post Updates, Polls, Assignments, Events, or Blog Posts directly from your Recent Activity page.

You can also choose where in Schoology the post is visible, and who is able to view the post. Finally, you can filter the Recent Activity feed by clicking the Most Recent drop-down menu on the right side of the center column.

NOTE: You can post assignments, updates, and events to any or all courses and groups at once using the Post: function.


Course Dashboard

The Course Dashboard view of the Schoology Home Page enables you to view all of your courses as a tiled list. Drag and drop course tiles to reorder courses. From the Course Dashboard, click any one of your courses and go directly to its main landing page.

If you would prefer to view the Course Dashboard as your default home page, you can adjust this in your Account Settings.

  1. Click the drop-down arrow next to your name at the top right of the Schoology home page, and then click Settings.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Under Other Options, select Course Dashboard, and then click Save Changes.



Use the search tool to find people, courses, and groups that you are associated with in Schoology.


Apps & The App Center

View any apps installed at the account-level and access the App Center.



The Schoology Calendar is an important organizational element for your connections, school, courses, and groups. It keeps events and due dates organized and easily accessible from the right column. You can view events and due dates by the Month, Week, or Day.


Each item is color-coded by default depending on the affiliation to which it pertains (Courses, Groups, School, or Personal). Click the arrow to the right of each calendar to change the color of its events.



You can send personal messages to members of your school and outside connections using the Messages area.


Notifications & Requests

Notifications display course events in chronological order to keep you abreast of academic activity.


Requests display connection requests and also allows you to RSVP calendar events.



The Reminders area appears in the right column of your home page when students in a course submit an assignment, test/quiz, or discussion post that needs to be graded.


~ Assessment and managed assessment submissions are not included in Reminders.

~ If you are using Schoology Basic, click Refresh Reminders to display any ungraded items you may have.



In the right column of your home page, you'll see a running list of upcoming events, assignments, tests/quizzes, etc. This list will update as you refresh the page, and it displays up to ten items.

NOTE: If you are using Schoology Basic, click Refresh Upcoming Items to display any upcoming items you may have.


Account Menu

Click the down-facing arrow in the top right corner to:

~ View your user profile.

~ View your school's profile.

~ Adjust your Account Settings, Privacy, Transfer History, and Notifications.

~ View blog subscriptions.

~ Log out of Schoology.


Site Footer

At the bottom of every Schoology page, the new footer includes the following:

` Language Selector — Use this menu to set the language of your Schoology experience.

~ Support Center — Access the Support Center to view your Support Contacts and/or support options, as well as links to the Schoology Help Center and Community forums.

~ Schoology Blog — Navigate to the blog, the Schoology Exchange.

~ Privacy Policy — View the Privacy Policy.

~ Terms of Use —View the Terms of Use.


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