Schoology press releases

Carlow University Selects Schoology Learning Management System, Says it Matches Their Student-centered Approach to Learning

Schoology is central to Carlow University’s emphasis on the learner experience while encouraging collaboration among students and instructors

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Wheaton College Overhauls Learning Management System with Schoology

Schoology is selected for learner-centric design, ability to support traditional and online teaching methods, and integration capabilities

WHEATON, Ill. – April 13, 2016 – Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that Wheaton College has implemented Schoology as its new learning management system (LMS). The five-year contract makes Schoology available to more than 2,500 Wheaton College students and the institution’s academic, extracurricular and administrative branches. Click to Tweet.

Research from EDUCAUSE reports that while learning management systems are installed at nearly every college and university campus, only half of the professors use their LMSs. Reasons for lack of use include poor integration, difficult interfaces and the inability of many older LMSs to keep up with the sophisticated needs of traditional and online teaching methods. Furthermore according to the research, very few professors use their existing LMSs to engage with students outside of the classroom.

Wheaton College stated that Schoology was a new and more technologically sophisticated LMS able to combine instructional and communication tools into a collaborative learning interface as reasons for selecting the platform. “We are pleased to welcome Wheaton College, an elite liberal arts college with forward-thinking leaders, as a new customer. Wheaton College saw the power and potential of Schoology’s learner-centric design with a more invigorated focus on student engagement, achievement, and retention than the course-centric designs of a traditional LMS.” said Jeremy Friedman, CEO of Schoology.

Schoology connects all the people, content, and systems that fuel education in a platform that’s so easy to use, it’s second nature. The platform offers higher ed institutions time-saving course management, assessment management, in-depth analytics, and flexible standards-based integrations that make it simple to connect other systems. Schoology also provides native mobile apps so faculty can manage their classes on the go and students can stay connected on any device.

“Our students and faculty participated heavily in the selection process for our new LMS. The students were clear that they wanted a platform that was simple to use on any device and powerful enough to be fully adopted by all faculty so that there would be just one LMS for all of their courses and activities,” said Wendy Woodward, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Wheaton College. “We selected Schoology because of its intuitive learner-centric design, its ability to support our traditional and new teaching methods, and its strong integration capabilities.”

For more on Schoology’s higher ed offerings, visit: http://www.schoology.com/higher-ed

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About Wheaton College
Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit wheaton.edu.

About Schoology
Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 12 million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.  Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

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Tweet: Wheaton College picks @Schoology LMS, says connects people, content, systems in #highered #edtech

Summary (22 words): Wheaton College picks Schoology to replace existing learning management system. Five-year contract serves 2,500 Wheaton students and academic, extracurricular and administrative branches.

Tags: Schoology, Wheaton College, LMS, learning management system, college, university, higher education, contract, education, college administration

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Schoology Announces Support for the IMS OneRoster API & Integration with Infinite Campus

Leading K-12 education technology company commits to new integration, streamlining data entry and saving time for thousands of educators

NEW YORK, March 2, 2016 – Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that it will not only support the IMS OneRoster standard, but also establish the first OneRoster integration with Infinite Campus. The integration will allow for seamless and safe syncing between the platforms.

“Integrating with Infinite Campus has been one of the biggest asks coming from our customers over the past few years. With the new OneRoster API, we’re committed to making this request a reality,” said Jeremy Friedman, co-founder and CEO of Schoology. “By integrating the two platforms, our customers are gaining the ability to streamline much of their work, saving them valuable time by dramatically cutting back on duplicate administrative work. With this time saved, teachers can put their efforts back into the classroom working with their students where it matters most.”

Details on the future integrations are as follows:

IMS OneRoster: The IMS OneRoster API is a subset of the broader Learning Information Services (LIS) standard. By conforming to the LIS and OneRoster specification, vendors such as student information systems can provide a lightweight mechanism for integrating with third-party vendors, such as a learning management system (LMS). Integrations can be as basic as one-way provisioning, or as advanced as bi-directional integration of grades. With Schoology’s adoption of the OneRoster standard, a turn-key integration can exist with any student information system (SIS) that implements the standard.

Infinite Campus: Working with Infinite Campus, Schoology will enable its educators to have streamlined access to critical information. The recent launch of the OneRoster API allows Schoology to access and provision all data related to an implementation (buildings, courses, rosters, users, etc). The API has also been extended to allow grades to be passed back to the SIS from the LMS. This means educators will no longer need to manually access and enter this data from LMS to SIS, but instead will have a consistently connected platform enabling a more streamlined teaching process and increased accuracy between platforms.

“We are excited to see Schoology commit to integrating with Infinite Campus because we know that a strong integration between the systems will save our teachers time and will ensure the consistency of roster and grade data between our systems,” said Eduardo Carneiro, applications engineering manager at Palo Alto Unified School District. “This integration will eliminate the need to enter final grades in both the systems or make updates in both systems throughout the year even when teachers switch sections or new students join a class.”

Schoology is continuously working to make its education cloud the most inclusive learning management system. To learn more about Schoology integrations, see https://www.schoology.com/k-12/interoperability.

About Schoology
Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 12 million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.  Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

Tweet: . @Schoology 2 use IMS OneRoster 2 integrate w/ @InfiniteCampus. Seamless sync roster & grade data. #edtech
Summary: Schoology announced integration with IMS OneRoster and Infinite Campus. Bi-directional integration, seamless syncing of data for schools.
Tags: Schoology, Infinite Campus, OneRoster, education, school, grade, education technology, edtech, learning management system, LMS, SIS, student information system
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By |March 2nd, 2016|Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

FAREED ZAKARIA KEYNOTES 2015 SCHOOLOGY NEXT USER CONFERENCE

NEXT 2015 moves to Chicago, Doubles attendance, content offerings and conference length from last year

CHICAGO – May 14, 2015—Schoology today announced that Dr. Fareed Zakaria—global thinker, columnist, author and CNN host—is the keynote speaker for Schoology NEXT in Chicago, July 20-22. In 2015, Schoology’s user conference increases to two and a half days and doubles attendance to welcome over 600 global Schoology users. Over 40 sessions are offered in the conference theme of “Transform What’s Possible,” covering topics in leadership, mobile learning, technology integration, and other hot button issues in education today. Educators are encouraged to register as soon as possible at SchoologyNEXT.com to secure their spot. Click to Tweet.

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Best in Class: Schoology Named Best Overall PK-12 Education Solution and Best LMS in 2015 CODiE Awards

NEW YORK – May 12, 2015—For the second year in a row, Schoology took home top honors as the Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution and the overall Best PK-12 Solution in the annual CODiE Awards, the education technology industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The CODiEs, awarded by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize leading products in the business software, digital content and education technology industries. Click to Tweet.

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Schoology Named Finalist in Higher Ed and K-12 Education Technology in CODiE Awards

NEW YORK – April 7, 2015Schoology has again been recognized by the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) in the 2015 CODiE Awards as a finalist in both Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution and Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solution categories. Schoology won the premier overall CODiE award in 2014 as the Best Education Solution for K-12 and higher ed, an award given to the most highly-scored technology of the 28 education product categories.

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By |April 7th, 2015|award, lms, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Schoology Selected by State of Delaware to Power Blended Learning Initiative

DOVER, Del.–March 25, 2015–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) has selected Schoology’s learning management system (LMS) to power online and blended learning across the entire state. The contract was awarded following a competitive review. Schoology will help drive innovation in teaching and blended learning for an estimated 40,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year with more districts signing on in subsequent years.

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Schoology to Power Henry Mancini Online Arts Curriculum from Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center

MIDLAND, Pa. February 18, 2015 – A new digital way to learn about the arts is soon coming to middle and high school students. Henry Mancini Arts Education—created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC) and its partners—contains 3,000 online arts lessons that bring dance, music, theatre and visual arts to students via digital platforms including tablets, smart phones, laptops and computers. The lessons, for home schooling, virtual schools, or traditional classrooms, to be accessed through the Schoology learning management system, will be available in Fall 2015.

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Aldine ISD (Texas) Picks Schoology for Virtual School and Other Core District Initiatives

HOUSTON – February 4, 2015 — Aldine Independent School District (Texas), a former Broad Prize winner, has migrated to Schoology for managing curriculum, virtual instruction, credit recovery, staff development and other educational initiatives. Schoology will be the core learning management system (LMS) powering many of the district’s education initiatives which focus on meeting individual learner needs so students will get the most from their education.

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Leveraging EdTech for Personalized Learning, San Juan USD Implements Schoology Districtwide

Carl Fahle of San Juan Unified School District shows a Will Rogers Middle School student how the Schoology learning management system is used for collaboration and personalized learning.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – October 30, 2014—In San Juan Unified School District, over 22,000 teachers, parents and students have been using the Schoology Learning Management System for everything from online book studies to web-enabled collaborative learning. With so many District users and educational applications already in place, San Juan USD made the decision to invest in the enterprise version of Schoology—which provides additional analytics, integration with the District’s student information system, and administrative features–to deploy throughout the District.

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By |October 30th, 2014|lms, Press Releases, school, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Three California School Districts Select Schoology as Their Learning Management System

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three school districts in California: San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, Modesto City Schools, and Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District in Los Angeles recently selected Schoology as their Learning Management System (LMS).

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By |October 21st, 2014|learning management system, lms, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Schoology Portfolios Highlight Academic Achievement

Learning Management System Empowers Users to Share Academic Portfolio with Faculty, Peers and Potential Employers
ORLANDO, Fla. – September 30, 2014—All the technology being applied in K-12 and higher education makes learning a richer experience but it can be difficult to manage the multimedia and digital work generated by a student. Schoology, today announced a new vision for digital portfolios for students to store and manage their own customizable, portable digital profiles, attaching research papers, certificates, endorsements, test results and other learning projects.
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By |October 1st, 2014|lms, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Schoology Secures $15 Million to Fuel Growth and Product Innovation

Fundraising Follows Customer Wins in Higher Ed and International Markets, Recognition as Top EdTech Product in CODiE Awards


NEW YORK–06242014 –()–Schoology has closed a new $15 million round of funding led by Intel Capital along with new investors Great Oaks Venture Capital and Great Road Holdings. Existing investors participating in this round are FirstMark Capital and Meakem Becker Venture Capital. The round brings Schoology’s total capital raised to $25 million, which will support continued expansion in K-12 and higher education markets. Click to Tweet.


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By |June 25th, 2014|funding, Press Releases, Schoology, Schoology press releases|

Colorado State University-Global Campus Collaborates with Schoology

The 100 Percent Online State University to Work with Schoology on a Learning Management System for the Future of Its Online Course Delivery

June 20, 2014 04:45 AM Pacific Daylight Time NEW YORK & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schoology and CSU-Global Campus are entering a strategic alliance to proactively address the needs of the university’s modern learners. Schoology is a communication and course management platform tying instructors and higher education students together, and will collaborate with CSU-Global on the university’s student-centric online course delivery methods. Click to tweet.

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Schoology Contract with Uruguay Powers Plan Ceibal 1:1 Learning Initiative

NEW YORK & MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay–()–Schoology has signed a contract supplying all schools in Uruguay with the Schoology learning management system. Schoology will be powering Uruguay’s ambitious 1:1 instruction program, Plan Ceibal, to deliver instruction and resources while connecting students and teachers in a learning-centered, secure community platform. Click to Tweet.    

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