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    A learning management system (LMS) is a platform that can transform teaching and learning by providing opportunities not previously feasible in a traditional classroom. LAUSD has actualized and implemented a LMS platform that allows for the following:

     

    √  Student accessiblity 

    √  Increased teacher communication and collaboration

    √  Parent accessibility to grades and communication tools

    √  Integration of digital content and resources

    √  Online gradebook

     

    Using all LMS features would help educators provide personalized learning to students, which is aligned to the ITI Task Force Recommendations Integrate an LMS in support of a learner-centered learning environment.

     

    The Personalized Learning Systems department is committed to innovative teaching and learning as we facilitate professional growth and personalized learning that enriches communication and collaboration amongst all stakeholders with emphasis on career and college readiness for student success.

     

 

Gradebook Pilot Description

LAUSD, in accordance with the Modified Consent Decree, is committed to implementing a mandated District-wide online gradebook that gives teachers the ability to view the "complete picture" of each student, record and track student performance, understand student performance, communicate with students and parents, and share information with colleagues.

 

In the Summer of 2014, the Division of Instruction published a mandate to all teachers to use the MiSiS gradebook, but this mandate was indefinitely put on hold because the MiSiS release for the 2014-2015 school year was severely incomplete and had multiple bugs and functionality gaps that caused major disruption at school sites.

 

As part of the MiSiS recovery effort, the MiSiS team conducted 14 focus groups with elementary and secondary teachers across the District during the spring of 2015 to identify functional gaps in the current MiSiS gradebook and collect requirements from teachers. These focus groups revealed that the MiSiS gradebook was severely deficient and would require millions of dollars in investment to bring the MiSiS gradebook and teacher module up to the minimum requirements needed by teachers.

 

While these focus groups were being conducted, the District was in the process of evaluating a new Learning Management System (LMS) through a formal Request for Proposals process. The MiSiS team learned that the LMS receiving the highest score, Schoology, has a fully developed gradebook that meets the requirements identified by the MiSiS team during the focus groups. The Schoology application provides a single platform that allows teachers to not only record and track student grades but also to collaborate online, create lessons and assessments, archive and access documents, lessons, and assessment banks, integrate calendar functionality, and engage students in personalized learning.

 

The purpose of the Gradebook and LMS pilot is to determine whether Schoology's Gradebook and LMS are the right tools for tracking student performance and managing digital instructional content for the District, while also ensuring that these applications will integrate seamlessly with MiSiS and the Parent PASSport, and gathering and analyzing usage data and feedback from participating pilot schools to support development of a District-wide implementation plan through a thoughtful, informed approach.

 

Webinar Presentation

 

 

Pilot School List

Click here to view Pilot School List

 

Gradebook Documentation

Pilot Information:

Official -  Project Kickoff Letter 

How To:

Schoology Login Instructions

Single Sign Out Instructions

Mobile Login Flyer

Grade Passback for Schoology Gradebook Users

Grade Passback for Non Schoology Gradebook Users 

Schoology Basic to Enterprise Migration Instructions 

Importing Grades from Schoology Basic to Enterprise 

PASSPort Parent Portal:

For a complete listing of PASSPort documents that support the Schoology implementation, click here

Parent Mobile Login Instructions

Schoology and Parent Portal

Schoology and ParentPortal in Spanish

PASSPort to Schoology- Where to Click

Change Language in Schoology

Toggle Between Students 

Calendar View

 

MiSiS Grade Passback

 

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