Schoology LMS

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Schoology Learning Management System (LMS)

Schoology offers powerful technology at all grade levels to organize content, engage students, and connect to families.

What is Schoology?

Schoology is Seattle Public Schools’ learning management system.  It is changing the way our teachers communicate online with students and families.

  • Teachers may post assignments, messages and calendar items.
  • Familiar to social media users, Schoology’s format is simple.
  • Schoology allows students and teachers to engage in two-way conversations and class discussions.
  • Teachers can easily share files and links with students, families and fellow teachers.

Who Will Use Schoology?

Schoology is designed for all grade levels. If a student’s teacher chooses to use Schoology, parents and guardians can log in to monitor assignments and view resources.

First time parent or guardian users will need to set up a Schoology account. See below for registration steps Make sure you set up a PARENT account with YOUR NAME and YOUR email address on the school record.

How to Join

  • Students will be registered automatically to their teachers’ courses, and will log on with their SPS username that begins with 1 and ends with and their usual password.
  • Parents and guardians must sign up through the Schoology Access Code link found in their Source accounts.

Schoology Language Settings

To change the Language settings in your Schoology account, please navigate all the way to the bottom of the page and click on the downfacing arrow next to “English” (bottom right corner). From here you should be able to choose your desired language. The Schoology mobile app language depends on the Language & Region settings on your device.

Parent and Guardian Registration Steps

Reminder: students do not set up accounts, they log in with their SPS username on the Student Portal with Clever and the select the Schoology icon.  

To Create a Parent Schoology Account

Parents and guardians set up Schoology accounts with Schoology Access Code(s) found on the Source. If you do not have a Source account, learn how to create a Source account.

  1. Log onto your Source account
  2. Click the Schoology Access Codes menu item on the left.
  3. Copy and paste or write down your Schoology access code.
  4. Click the Sign up for Schoology LMS button.
    • NOTE:  If using the Schoology APP, click the Sign up for Schoology link at the bottom of the screen, then select PARENT.
  5. Enter the Access Code from the Source and click Continue.
  6. Fill out the form with YOUR  name, your email address, and create a password. 
  7. Click Register.  If you only have one student, skip to the next section to set up your Schoology display.

Add More Students to your Schoology Account

  1. After you create an account and login, click the down-facing arrow on the top right and choose the + Add Child link.
  2. Enter the Access Code from the Source and click the Use Code button.
  3. Repeat for each student enrolled in SPS.

To view student account content: Switch from Parent to Student view

  1. When you set up your account, you will be in Parent view.  To see your student’s courses and other information, click the down facing arrow to the right of your name.
  2. Click your student’s name, you will be in Student view.  If you have more than one student, click the other student’s name to view their information.
  3. To see your student’s classes, click Courses.  If your student is a member of a group, click Groups.

Set up Parent Notifications

  1. Make sure your student’s name displays at the top, right.
  2. Choose Settings, near the bottom of the list.
  3. Select the Notifications tab, default setting are Off.
Notifications default off
  1. To receive the Parent Email Digest, click Email Summary and select On.
  2. Choose a time and day to receive the email.
  3. To receive the Overdue Submission Email, select On.
  4. Choose Save Changes. Email notifications will be sent to your Schoology parent username (email address).

Schoology Parent Guide

Schoology Parent Guide

If you share a device with your student

Students use Office 365 and their school username and password to log onto Schoology. Office 365 caches the information of the person logged onto the device. If you share a personal device with your student, please use different browsers.

To Logout

Click the name displayed on the top, right to expand the menu, then select Logout from the bottom of the list.

Log In to Schoology

Schoology FAQ

What do I need to register?

To create an account, you will need your Schoology Access Code, found in the Source.

How do I create a Schoology account and add students to my account?

Please see Parent and Guardian Registration Steps on the page above.

How do I view my students in Schoology

Please see Parent and Guardian Registration Steps on the page above.

What about messages?

Students receive emails throughout the day.
If an email is sent to parents or guardians, they are delivered once daily at 5:00 p.m.

How does my account differ from my student’s?

Students use their school username and password to log onto Schoology via Microsoft’s Office 365.  They are able to contribute to classroom discussions, download textbooks, and take tests.  Parents and guardians can view most of these items, but cannot download textbooks, take quizzes or join classroom conversations with students.  Visit the Student Management Account to see the differences between your account and your student’s.

What can parents see in Schoology?

Parents can view courses, assignments, and calendars for all their students. Parents cannot view submitted assignments, comments from other children in the class, or assignment grades.

I have multiple children in the District. Can I view all my children under my Schoology account?
Yes. With Schoology, it’s easy to add additional children to your parent account. Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to add additional children. 

What do I do if I forget my Schoology password? 

Please visit the Schoology Forgot Password resource.

Why can’t I change my password?

Make sure your name is selected; you may be in your student’s account.

Why don’t I see + Add Child?

Make sure you click the down arrow on the top, far right, near the question mark. 

Why is my student having trouble logging on from home?

Here are the most common reasons why students have trouble logging onto Schoology:

  • Someone else is logged onto the computer
  • They do not know their username and/or are not including immediately after their username
  • The cache needs to be cleared on the browser
  • There is a stored username and password on the browser (view the clearing passwords site) to learn how to clear a stored password from your browser)
  • Try another browser such as Firefox or Chrome
  • The student has stored an old WiFi password in a mobile device and needs to clear it
  • They have forgotten their password (view the student account manager to learn how student’s manage their password)

How do I change my parent account password?

  1. Click the down facing arrow to the right of your name
  2. Click Account Settings
  3. Look for the Account Password section and click the Change your password link
  4. Enter your Current password
  5. In the New and Confirm password fields, enter the password you wish to use
  6. Click Submit

Visit the Schoology passwords site if you’ve forgotten your password.

Why do I only see one school on my right menu? 

Schoology displays the school of the first student you added to your account when you registered.  To see all schools, select All Children from the right menu.

Why don’t I see any groups?

Your school may not be using groups at this time.

How do I login to Schoology?

Login to Schoology by using your district Please note that this does not give you access to email.This is simply your login method.

What is my user name?

Enter your SPS student Username beginning with 1 and followed by (Example Please note that this does not give you access to email. After entering the username, tap the Tab key.  The page will move to another screen where you will enter your Password and click Sign In.

What do I do if I forgot my password?

If you have forgotten your password, please contact your school librarian or teacher to have it be reset.

I have the wrong classes assigned to me. What should I do?

Schoology syncs with PowerSchool every night. If you were recently scheduled in a new class, please give the system 1 day to update.

My class roster is incorrect. What should I do?

Schoology syncs with PowerSchool every night. If a student was recently scheduled to your class, please give the system 1 day to update.

I want to collaborate with other teachers using groups. What should I do?

The District is working on a simple process that teachers can use to request groups. This should be available in early October.

Teachers can also share collections in the Resources section. Learn more about how to share resources.

Can I add a co-teacher to my course?

Teachers will have the first 2 weeks of school to add co-teachers to their courses. Please refer to the How to Add a Co-teacher QRD for instructions on how to do so.

I can no longer create a course. Why is that?

With the PowerSchool sync in place, your scheduled courses are automatically assigned to your account to allow you to start building your courses immediately. The “Create Course” ability was temporary for training purposes until teacher courses from PowerSchool were brought over.

Can volunteers access Schoology?

Since Schoology contains student information, volunteers do not have access to Schoology. 

Need Help?

Additional Resources

Schoology: Online learning, classroom management, social networking

Schoology Help Center

Schoology Parent Guide

Schoology Student Guide

Students, please visit our Student Username and Password page for detailed STUDENT log in steps. 

Contact Us

Student Support: Contact your school librarian or teacher

Staff Support: Contact your school Digital Learning Specialist

Parent and Family Support:

Families when you contact us, please include the following information: A brief description of the problem, Your full name, Your email address, Your student’s full name, Your student’s 7 digit Seattle Schools student ID#, Your student’s school.

If you have questions or need help please email