Schoology Basics

Home Access:

Before using your iPad each day, be sure that you are logged into Home Access. This will help with some connection issues that you may have had or will encounter in the future. You can log into Home Access by following the directions below:




Logging into Schoology:

When logging in to Schoology from the iPad, make sure you are logging in through the app that says “KCS Schoology Website.” You have more features going through this app than you do the other option. For example, conferences are available in the “KCS Schoology Website” app, but are not available in the “Schoology” app.




Be sure that you are logging into the Kanawha County Schools platform before continuing to the next step.

1. Username is your child’s ENTIRE WVEIS number (ex. 390000000)

 2. The password is your child’s initials (all lowercase) and then his or her WVEIS number. Some passwords are only first and last initial if three initials does not work.

3. Click “Log in.”


Setting up Notifications:

  1. After logging in, you will see a blue circle in the upper right hand corner of the screen with your name next to it. Click the drop down arrow next to your name.
  2. Click “Settings.”
  3. Click “Notifications”
  4. On this screen you will see all of the different notification options. Turn on the ones that will benefit you the most. We recommend turning on notifications for Academic: course update posted; course comments on updates, assignments, or discussions; comments on my posts; School: school update; Personal: receive a private message.
  5. You can choose to have these notifications delivered via email or text.

Accessing Recorded Conferences:

  1. Click “Courses” at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the course you wish to view a recorded conference in.
  3. On the left hand side, you will see a list of options (“Materials” is the first option).
  4. From that menu, click on “Conferences.”
  5. At the top you will see the words “Active” and “Completed.” Click “Completed.”
  6. You will see the list of conferences that the teacher has made available. Please keep in mind that conferences are not immediately available after they have been completed. They have to be processed before showing up on the list.

Submitting Assignments:

  1. Each teacher sets up assignments differently, so please familiarize yourself with how  your child’s teacher has the materials set up in each course. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
  2. Click on “Courses” at the top of the screen.
  3. Choose the course you want to submit an assignment in.
  4. On this screen you should see a list of assignments (or folder, depending on how your teacher uploads work)
  5. Click on the assignment you would like to submit.
  6. On the right side of the screen, you will see a button that says “Submit Assignment.”
  7. If the assignment requires a picture, you will stay on the “Upload” tab, click the “File” button, and attach the appropriate picture for the assignment.
  8. If the assignment requires the student to have a text response, click on the “Create” tab and the student may begin typing his or her response.
  9. Once you have all of the appropriate information attached to the submission, click “Submit.”

Checking Grades:

  1. At the top of the screen, click “Courses.”
  2. Select the course that you wish to check grades in.
  3. To the left, you will see a list of options (“Materials” is the first option on this list). Click “Grades.”
  4. Here, you will see Q1, Q2, Q3 Q4. These are grades broken up into 9 weeks.
  5. Click the arrow next to the quarter that you are wanting to view grades.
  6. The quarter will expand and show you the breakdown of each category the teacher grades in. You can expand these options by clicking the arrow next to the category to see a list of assignments the teacher has required.
    1. If you see a dash (-) that means the assignment has not been graded.
    2. If you see a “blue rectangle” that means the assignment has been turned in. This blue rectangle also allows you to see the student’s submission by clicking on it.
    3. If you see a “green hexagon” that means that the student has been excused from the assignment.
    4. If you see a “half-filled orange hexagon” that means the assignment is incomplete.
    5. If you see a “filled orange hexagon” that means the assignment is missing.

Checking Messages/ Sending a Message

1. Checking Messages

  1. When you log into Schoology, you will see an envelope in the top right corner.
  2. If you see a yellow bubble with a number in it, that means you have a new message to be viewed.
  3. Click on the envelope to view your inbox.

2. Sending a Message

  1. Click on the same envelope you would to check your messages.
  2. At the top of your inbox, you will see a button that says “New Message,” click on it.
  3. In the “To:” box begin typing the name of the person you wish to send a message to. You will probably see many people pop up, be sure you are clicking on the correct person before sending your message. 
  4. If you are trying to send a message to someone associated with Ruffner, it will say “Ruffner Elementary 260” underneath the person’s name. 
  5. Select the person you want to send a message to.
  6. Begin typing your message in the “Message:” box.
  7. When you are done typing your message, click “Send” at the bottom of the box.

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