Schoology Parent Resource Center
Log on: http://rtsd.schoology.com
Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) which allows students and teachers to interact online, in and outside of the classroom. Through Schoology, teachers can post course content, provide resources for students, and review assignments. Students login to access one calendar and their class resources. They can submit assignments, take quizzes and participate in online discussions. Parents can receive teacher updates and view upcoming events through their accounts and their children's accounts.
These pages will provide information helpful to parents regarding the purpose and use of Schoology, as well as directions for setting up an account and navigating online.
Parents should note that Schoology is a different service than SchoolMessenger, the district's official emergency phone, text message and email alert service. SchoolMessenger is most typically used to communicate about weather-related closures and delays/early dismissals. Information shared in the past using SchoolMessenger, as well as other district-wide communication, will continue to be shared through SchoolMessenger using the contact information we have on file for each parent in Home Access Center (HAC). HAC is our student records system, where official grades, class schedules, and attendance are recorded. Questions about SchoolMessenger can be directed to Michael Petitti, RTSD director of communicaton. Questions regarding HAC can be directed to each school building's main office.
What is Schoology?
With Schoology, our educational experience can extend beyond the classroom and into the home environment. Schoology enables teachers to post assignments, publish calendars, and make classroom materials available online. Students can also submit their work online, and receive feedback from their teachers within the LMS.
There are many benefits to a solution like Schoology. Learning that starts in the classroom environment can continue at home, or from any device with Internet access. Teachers can facilitate discussions with their entire class within the Schoology environment, students post comments, access their calendar and resources and submit assignments from anywhere.
Our implementation of Schoology is also a commitment to preparing our students to be 21st-century learners. As our students prepare to advance to the next stage in their education, facility with online learning will continue to be an important skill to master.
When can I access it?
Schoology is in use by nearly all teachers and students at both Radnor High School and Radnor Middle School and all teachers at all three elementary schools.
Letters were mailed to all parents during the last week of August 2018. Letters will include a parent access code that is individually assigned to each student. Directions for setting up accounts will be mailed with the letters. Video directions to set up an account, as well as directions for navigating Schoology can be accessed through a link on the left hand column of this page.
What can I see?
We are proud to provide parent access to Schoology. There are specific modules available to parents, including course updates, course content, and each student's assignment calendar. Parents cannot review submitted assignments, feedback from teachers, or grades in Schoology. Parents are encouraged to ask their child for this type of information.
The calendar shows an aggregation of a student's assignments in all courses. Parents can use the calendar view to understand when assignments are due, and how coursework is dispersed throughout a particular marking period.
The course tab reveals all courses in which a student is enrolled. Parents can review course content posted by teachers, and even view assignments.
The groups tab shows all of the groups in which a student is registered. Parents can review groupwork and other group-related items in this tab.
Parents can also receive updates when they join classroom and/or team groups. Look for more information at Open House.