• Frequently Asked Questions

     

  • Administrators

 

No. Students courses are provisioned by MiSiS.

 

 


Yes. All certificated staff members are automatically provisioned as teachers. As a principal, you may grant “School Support” access to other certificated staff members at your school site via EZ Access.

 


Yes. As a principal, you are the only one who can grant “School Support” access to other certificated staff members at your school site via EZ Access.

 

 
As a Principal you have a Principal user role.


There will be future enhancements to assist you in accessing gradebooks through Schoology as well as in an Ad Hoc Dashboard Report.

Teachers can give you access to their gradebook using a course access code.

 


On the left navigation menu, click on the “Advisee” tab and search the student’s name. Grades will populate for all courses the student is enrolled in during the academic semester.

 


On the left navigation menu, teachers have two options. Option 1 is to use ‘Update’. Option 2 is to use the Course Options > Send message. Both methods generate an email but the first option appears on the student’s homepage, course page, message, and email. The second option generates a message and email only.

 

 

Please refer to this video: How to Retrieve Student Grades

 

 
A print gradebook feature is currently in the testing environment and being finalized. At the moment, teachers can export their gradebook to an Excel file.

 


Please refer to the following documents:

Online Gradebook Notification Letter

MEM-5788.6 PD Priorities and Banked Time Tuesdays Secondary Schools

  • Schoology Access for Teachers

 
Teachers, administrators, and support staff that carry a MiSiS roster already have a Schoology account. Employees that are new to a school and will carry a MiSiS roster must request access to MiSiS via EZ Access. Once the scheduling administrator assigns a MiSiS class schedule to the employee, the employee's Schoology account will automatically be provisioned by the following day.

 

For additional information follow the link below:

https://ezaccess.lausd.net/default.aspx

 

 

Teachers who have a Basic Schoology account will have their account merged with their LAUSD Enterprise Schoology account.

 

 

The log-on screen for the Online Gradebook in Schoology has not been integrated into the MiSiS teacher screen. In the future, only one login will be required.

 

 

Courses will be automatically created. Students will be automatically assigned to their courses in Schoology. Nothing is required from school sites other than creating an accurate master schedule.

 

 

MiSiS will continue to be used for all other activities related to student information.

 

  • Gradebook

 

Long term substitutes (in assignment for 21 day or more) can be added to MiSiS and will have access to the Schoology Gradebook within 24-48 hours. Short term subs, must have the Office Manager, Scheduling Administrator, or Counselor enter grades in the Manage Grades by Class screen in MiSiS.

 

Schoology does not have the feature to customize the order of student names in the gradebook. Currently students appear with their First Name and Last Name.

 


In your course, proceed with the following:

1. Click Members
2. Select Inactive
3. Click on Bar Graph by the student's name

 

 

To remove an exception, excused, incomplete, or missing from your gradebook, click on the exception icon, and deselect your exception from the menu.

 

 

Students who are moved to another course are inactive in the dropped course. If you need to access their grades follow this procedure:

1. Select the course where student dropped

2. Click on members

3. Click on inactive tab

3. Locate the student's name

4. Click on the bar graph to generate their grades

 

 

Only students who have officially been scheduled to the course in MiSiS will have their grades published with the Grade PassBack App in Schoology.

 

 

Student assignments can be copied to multiple periods. Create tests/quizzes that can be administered online, then automatically graded and recorded in the system.

Course and student rosters are automatically provisioned and updated nightly for teachers. Mobile app for devices is included.

 

 
Yes, a "Sandbox" is provided to every teacher. Teachers will be able to view their courses and student rosters six days before the semester begins.

 

 

Schoology does not have seating chart feature.

 


Schoology does not have a feature to automatically recur assignments.

Suggestion:

1. Create a generic assignment with your preferred settings

2. Copy the assignment

3. Make edits to the copied assignment

To see more information on how to create an assignment, see the following link:  

https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/eaktpfi291?videoFoam=true

 

 
Courses and student rosters will be available in Schoology once they are inputted into MiSiS. Nothing is required from school sites other than creating an accurate master schedule.

 


Secondary teachers will be able to enter assignments and grades into the Online Gradebook.


Secondary teachers will enter the 5, 10, 15, and 20 week marks into the gradebook. Secondary teachers will use the MiSiS Grade PassBack App to sync grades into MiSiS. This feature is not available for short term substitute teachers.

 

 

  • Submitting Grades


Long term substitutes (in assignment for 21 day or more) can be added to MiSiS and will have access to the Schoology Gradebook within 24-48 hours.

Short term substitutes, must have the Office Manager, Scheduling Administrator, or Counselor enter grades in the Manage Grades by Class screen in MiSiS.

 

Only students who have officially been scheduled to the course in MiSiS will have their grades published with the Grade PassBack App in Schoology.

 

 
No, you can submit your grades using the Grade PassBack App even if you have not created assignments or given your students grades for those assignments.

In order to do so, proceed with the following:

1. Login to Schoology

2. Select your course

3. Select MiSiS Grade PassBack

4. Select the grade from the Override Column

5. Enter Work Habits, Cooperation, and Comment Codes

6. Click Submit at the bottom of the page

 

For more information, view the How to use the MiSiS Grade Pass Back video.

 

 

No. You can only PassBack grades from courses that were created in MiSiS.

 

 

No. You can only submit grades during the MiSiS open grading windows. The Grade PassBack App will launch, but all fields will be grayed out.

For more information on how to submit grades through Grade PassBack please see the video listed below

MiSiS Grade Pass Back App

 

 

Only the teacher of record, who is officially scheduled in MiSiS for the course, can submit grades.

 

  • Schoology Access for Students

  • Schoology Access for Parents (PASSport)


There are a few steps parents must take before viewing their child's academic progress in Schoology.

First, parents must set up a PASSport account. Please view the following video for assistance on setting up your Schoology parent account: PASSport Register, Add Children, and Schoology.

Once your account has been set up login to the Parent PASSport Portal.

For additional information, visit the Parent PASSport website.

 

The LAUSD PASSport stands for LAUSD’s Parent Access Support System portal (PASSport). It is a one-stop online system that connects parents and guardians to important information about their child's education. It is secure...it is personalized to your child...and it is custom-made for YOU, our parents and guardians.

 


Parents will be able to:

• Monitor their child's class assignments, grades, and standardized test scores

• Track their child's progress towards graduation

• Check their child's daily attendance and monitor attendance trends

• Monitor English Learner Reclassification status

• Update Emergency Contact information

• Keep connected with their child's teachers through email

• Apply for District programs such as eChoices and the Free and Reduced Meal Program

 

  • Option Schools

 

Yes. The implementation of an online gradebook meets a mandated requirement of the Modified Consent Decree to provide an integrated online gradebook.

For more information click here.

 

 

 

 

MiSiS will continue to be used for all other activities related to student information.

 

  • Navigating the LMS

 

The feature is not availalble in Schoology. Teachers will need to take attendance in MiSiS.

 

 

You can reorder your courses by proceeding with the following:

1. Select the course drop down menu

2. Click on the up and down arrow icon

3. Use the arrow next to the courses to drag and drop your preferred order

4. Save changes

 

For addtional information follow the link below:

Reorder Courses Video

 

 

In your course, proceed with the following:

1. Click Members
2. Select Inactive
3. Click on Bar Graph by the student's name

 

 

 

 

Schoology does not have the feature to customize the order of student names in the gradebook. Currently students appear with their First Name and Last Name.

 

 

Yes, a "Sandbox" is provided to every teacher. Teachers will be able to view their courses and student rosters six days before the semester begins.

 

 
No. Teachers will not lose any content that was created in their Basic Schoology account; however, they may notice slight changes in LMS functionality.

 

  • PLS Website


Several groups including teachers, unions, and focus groups met to discuss the requirements most needed in an online gradebook. Schoology was then selected through an established district process which uses objective criteria.

 


View the Online Gradebook Notification here.

 


The implementation of an online gradebook meets a mandated requirement of the Modified Consent Decree to provide an online gradebook.

For more information click here.

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