Grade syncing with Schoology will be available for districts upon request. If you are interested in integrating Amplify with Schoology, please contact our Customer Care & Support team.
Grade syncing saves time by allowing middle school teachers to quickly send numerical scores from Amplify Classwork to their Schoology Gradebook. Before getting started, you’ll need to set up courses with students in Schoology. Visit the Schoology Help Center for more information.
How to Sync Scores
Prerequisites for districts
To begin syncing scores, your district will need to request a consumer key and secret from firstname.lastname@example.org. Your district will then configure the Amplify SSO and Classwork app in your Schoology account.
Prerequisites for teachers
Once your district setup steps are complete, you can start by creating a course in Schoology. Grade syncing will work most seamlessly if your Amplify and Schoology course rosters contain the same students.
After setting up your course, you must add the Amplify Classwork app as a Material in each course for which you would like to enable grade syncing. This can be done by going to the “Add Materials” menu and selecting “Amplify Classwork”. Remember to set up your Schoology Gradebook before syncing scores.
On your first attempt to sync grades in Amplify Classwork, you may be prompted to grant Amplify access to your Schoology information. You must click “Grant access” to enable grade syncing.
Once you’ve granted access from Classwork, a Schoology window will open in a new browser tab. You must approve access in Schoology to complete the setup process and proceed with syncing.
Syncing Scores from Amplify
In Amplify Classwork, you will see a new max score field at the top of each expanded activity. Each activity requires a numerical max score to sync. The max score applies to all students in the class for that activity, and will be depicted as the denominator in the custom score field for each student.
Next, review your students’ work and enter a custom score for each student. While Amplify Classwork allows you to input any 10 character value as a custom score, scores for each student must be numerical to sync to Schoology. It is not currently possible to sync letter grades or other non-numerical scores to Schoology.
Once each student has a numerical score, click the “Sync” button at the base of the activity table. Note that each student must log in to Amplify via Schoology at least once prior to syncing for scores to transfer successfully to the Schoology Gradebook.
Upon clicking “Sync”, you’ll be able to choose the course destination in Schoology to send the Amplify scores.
After confirming the sync, a Gradebook column will be created in the selected course for that activity. Scores will sync for any students that are shared between the activity you are syncing in Classwork and the Schoology course. You will need to refresh the Schoology Gradebook browser page to see the most recently synced grades from Amplify.
If a column does not appear in the Schoology Gradebook for a recently synced activity, refresh the browser page and ensure you have assigned a grading category to the activity.
You can sync scores for a class and activity as many times as you’d like throughout the school year. A record of the last sync status will be preserved at the bottom of the class table for each activity.
The Student Experience
When you send feedback to students, they will see the entirety of the custom score field, including the max score, in their teacher feedback panel for the given activity. You can choose when to send feedback to your students regardless of whether or not you sync grades.
If you continue to experience issues with grade syncing after following the guidance below, please reach out to our Customer Care & Support team so we can better assist you.
I don’t see synced scores in Schoology.
Please try the following if you don’t see scores synced from Classwork in the Schoology Gradebook:
Refresh the Schoology browser page. Scores won’t update in Schoology in real time, so you will need to refresh the page to see newly synced scores.
Ensure your students have logged in to Amplify before. Students will only be recognized by the grade sync feature if they have logged in to Amplify via Schoology at least once prior to syncing scores.
Wait 24 hours. Scores may take up to 1 day to appear in Schoology if many teachers in your district are syncing from Classwork to Schoology simultaneously.
Create grading categories and assign a category to each assignment. You can create categories from the Grade Setup page, or use the “Bulk Edit” option in the Gradebook to assign categories to existing assignments.
I don’t see Amplify Classwork in my Schoology “Materials” menu.
This means that your district has not installed the Amplify SSO and Classwork apps in your district Schoology account. Please confirm that your district has completed the prerequisite steps.
I don’t see the max score field or sync button in Classwork.
Classwork will only display the buttons necessary for grade syncing if you have added the Amplify Classwork app as a material in at least one of your Schoology courses.
I see a missing or invalid score error in Classwork.
You may see a warning message at the time of course selection if students have missing or invalid custom scores. Any students that do not have a valid numerical score or any custom score will be skipped in the syncing process. Scores must be numbers (whole or decimals) to sync. It is not possible to sync letter grades or other non-numeric characters at this time. Scores will sync for all students in the selected course that are not listed in the error message.
Scores did not sync to Schoology for some of my students.
If you notice that one or more students in your class did not have their scores synced for the corresponding activity, a few errors may have occurred:
The student(s) did not have a valid numerical score.
The student(s) could not be found in the selected Schoology course.
The student(s) have not logged in to Amplify via Schoology before.
To correct these errors, update all students’ scores to be numerical, check that the same students are rostered in your Amplify and Schoology classes, and ensure that your students have logged into Amplify at least once previously.
Can I sync scores from Schoology back to Amplify Classwork?
No, syncing is only supported from Amplify to Schoology at this time.
What happens if I make edits in my Schoology Gradebook, then sync scores for that activity from Amplify?
Anytime you sync scores from Amplify Classwork, they will overwrite your changes in the Schoology Gradebook for the corresponding students and activities. We recommend making edits in the Schoology Gradebook once you’ve synced final scores from Amplify for any given activity.
How can I provide feedback on this feature?
We’d love to hear from you! Please reach out to our Customer Care and Support team through any of the channels on amplify.com/support.
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