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Schoology Explained



A learning management system (LMS) that connects all the people, content, and systems that fuel education.

Schoology is like a teacher's website or an extension of their classroom online.  Announcements, special dates, pictures, newsletters, discussions, lessons, videos, etc. could all be on a teacher's Schoology page.  Students are enrolled into Schoology by the school through PowerSchool, our student information system.  Students go to a different Schoology website than parents to log-in since they are connected to Schoology through the district and their Office 365 accounts.   

The difference between PowerSchool and Schoology is that PowerSchool is a student information system (SIS) which contains the demographics of the student, parent info, emergency contact info, grades, bus schedules, etc.  Schoology is a learning management system (LMS).  The info that populates the classes, teachers and students into Schoology comes from PowerSchool.  However, the content on the teacher's Schoology pages are created by the teacher to share with students and parents.

Parents receive an alpha-numeric join code that is linked to their child.  Parents go to and create an account using that join code.  Multiple parents can use the same join code in order to be connected to their child.  Creating your parent Schoology account only is done once.  Your account connected to your child will allow you to follow the courses and groups your child is in through their career at Riverview.

If you don't have your join code for Schoology or need assistance with creating your Schoology parent account, please contact your school office.