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Best Practices for Schoology Teachers


User: Schoology Teachers

Recommended Workflow

Once teachers have read through the User Guide for Schoology Teachers and are ready to start assessing student work with the JoeZoo App, they can follow the steps below to ensure a successful, time-saving assessment workflow.

Before Assessment

Before the assessment of student work begins, there are three simple steps to complete. Teachers are recommended to use the following steps:

1. Create Assignment in Schoology

Create an assignment and select a scale or rubric in Schoology. Assignments along with their selected scale or rubric will be synced to JoeZoo. Assignments must have a scale/rubric selected in order to use the JoeZoo App for grading. For detailed steps on creating an assignment and selecting a scale/rubric, teachers can visit this resource.

2. Configure Assignment in JoeZoo

Configuring assignments in JoeZoo allows teachers to set optional length goals for assignments, review a list of errors that JoeZoo will automatically assess for, add subject and grade specific feedback comments, and review the scale/rubric. For detailed steps on configuring an assignment in the JoeZoo App, teachers can visit this resource.

3. View Assignment Submission Statuses 

Expanding the Submission List in JoeZoo allows teachers to sync submissions and see which students have submitted their work and which students require a reminder.  Select a student submission to assess. For steps on how to review an assignment's status in the JoeZoo App, teachers can visit this resource.


During Assessment 

Teachers who are ready to start assessing student work are recommended to use the following three steps:

1. Review Submission Insights and Peer-to-Peer Plagiarism in JoeZoo

Teachers are provided automatic feedback and actionable insights from JoeZoo once they navigate to the student's submission page. Teachers can save time with feedback and/or focus on higher order feedback. For detailed steps on how to access JoeZoo's insights, teachers can visit this resource.

2. Assess Submissions

Teachers can then add feedback comments of their own for as many rounds of submissions (versions) as they choose. Once teachers are done assessing, they can notify students, which will remind them to revise and re-submit their submission. For detailed steps on how to assess submissions while freeing assessment time, teachers can visit this resource

3. Grade Submissions

For the final submission, teachers can grade directly in JoeZoo, using the scale/rubric selected during the assignment creation step, and the grades will automatically sync to the Schoology Gradebook. For detailed steps on how to grade a submission using the JoeZoo App, teachers can visit this resource.

After Assessment

1. Re-Assess or Re-Grade Student Work 

Teachers who have multiple assessment points throughout an assignment can easily re-assess student work using JoeZoo's assessment features. Multiple versions of a student's submission are available for teachers to review. For detailed steps on how to view different versions of an assignment, teachers can visit this resource

Teachers can review or re-grade a submission at any time within JoeZoo. The most up to date grade in the JoeZoo App will be the one that appears in the Schoology Gradebook. For detailed steps on how to review or edit grades in the JoeZoo App, teachers can visit this resource.





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