Learning Management Systems
Schoology Integrates Skyward, Respondus
The Schoology learning management system (LMS) now works together with the Skyward student information system (SIS) and Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.
The goal of the integrations is to make it easier for educators to use
the applications seamlessly in the classroom through a single interface.
technology tools are often too disconnected, making it difficult for
educators to collaborate and manage students across multiple
applications," said Ryan Hwang, co-founder and vice president of
product at Schoology, in a news release.
with the Skyward SIS helps schools synchronize student grades, as well
as course, enrollment and other information across both systems.
Automated synchronization helps improve the accuracy of student data
because it eliminates the potential for human data-entry errors. It
also eliminates time lag required for manual data entry, so both
systems contain the most up-to-date information. For teachers, it means
they only have to enter student grades once, potentially saving them
hours of time.
Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor
lets educators restrict student activity during online assessments,
preventing them chatting online with friends or accessing other
Web sites or applications while testing is in progress. The integration
of Respondus with Schoology lets teachers lock down assessments
directly from Schoology, without leaving the platform.
new integrations add to the growing list of third-party systems,
content providers, and applications that work together with Schoology.
More information about interoperability between Schoology and other
systems can be found on Schoology's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.