Using Edpuzzle With Schoology

Take advantage of Edpuzzle’s seamless integration with Schoology to keep all of your video lessons and grades in the same place!

In this article, you'll find sections on:

I. How to Integrate Edpuzzle With Schoology

II. How to Assign a Video Lesson on Schoology

III. How Students Can Use Edpuzzle Through Schoology

IV. Troubleshooting the Edpuzzle Integration on Schoology

 I. How to Integrate Edpuzzle With Schoology

Set up the integration yourself by following the steps in this article, or forward it to your IT admin or tech support person to install the integration for your whole school or district.

Here's how to install the Edpuzzle app:

For IT admins:

  1. Log in to Schoology and click on the app center (the icon in the upper menu bar with four squares).
  2. Scroll down and click on Edpuzzle, which will open a new page.
  3. Click on the blue "Install LTI" button and choose "I agree" from the pop-up window. 
  4. Select "Add to Organization."
  5. This will open a new page. Click on "Configure."
  6. Now you'll need two pieces of information: the consumer key and shared secret. To find this information, open a new tab or window and log in to or sign up for Edpuzzle (see our article on how to create an account).
  7. Click on your circular profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, select your name from the drop-down menu to go to your profile, then click on the “School” tab (www.edpuzzle.com/profile?tab=school).
  8. In the LMS drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, select Schoology.
  9. Copy your consumer key and shared secret.
  10. Enter this information back in Schoology where prompted.
  11. Now click the "Install/Remove" button, select "All Courses" and also check "Course admins only." Then click the "Submit" button.

Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps.

For teachers:

  1. Log in to Schoology and click on the app center (the icon in the upper menu bar with four squares).
  2. Scroll down and click on Edpuzzle, which will open a new page.
  3. Click on the blue "Install LTI" button and choose "I agree" from the pop-up window.
  4. Deselect "Add to my homepage" and select the course you want to add Edpuzzle for as well as the "Couse admins only" option below each course. Click "Install."
  5. Now you'll need two pieces of information: the consumer key and shared secret. To find this information, open a new tab or window and log in to or sign up for Edpuzzle (see our article on how to create an account).
  6. Click on your circular profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, select your name from the drop-down menu to go to your profile, then click on the “School” tab (www.edpuzzle.com/profile?tab=school).
  7. In the LMS drop-down menu at the bottom of the page, select Schoology.
  8. Copy your consumer key and shared secret.
  9. Go back to Schoology.
  10. Open up your course and click on “Course Options,” then select “External Tool Providers.” Click on the Edpuzzle external tool. A pop-up window will open allowing you to enter the consumer key and the shared secret, then click “Submit.”

Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps:

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II. How to Assign a Video Lesson on Schoology

  1. Go to “Courses” and choose the course you’d like to assign a video lesson. 
  2. Click on “Materials” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
  3. In the “Add Materials” drop-down menu, select “Edpuzzle.”
  4. This will open a pop-up window showing your “My Content” library on Edpuzzle (or prompting you to log in if you haven't done so already).
  5. Select your video lesson by clicking on the video thumbnail, then the blue “Next” button.
  6. On the next screen, choose whether you want to prevent skipping or turn on closed captions using the toggle switches next to each option.
  7. Click the blue “Assign” button, which will return you to the “Materials” page.
  8. Now click on the gear icon to the right of the assignment you've just created and select "Edit."
  9. Check the “Enable Grading” box in the pop-up window, select a category for your grades (i.e. homework) and click the blue “Save Changes” button. You can optionally set a due date at this point. (Note: Do NOT enter the consumer key and shared secret in this window as it will create errors for your students.)
  10. Now your video lesson is ready for your students on Schoology! Your students will start to appear on your Edpuzzle assignment and class lists as they access their first Edpuzzle assignment link.

Best of all, once students complete the lessons their grades will automatically sync with Schoology!

Note: If you're a teacher using the Schoology app, please note that you won't be able to view video lessons using a mobile device. You can, however, view them on a tablet.

Here’s a quick video tutorial that will walk you through the above steps:

III. How Students Can Use Edpuzzle Through Schoology

Your students will be able to log in to their Schoology accounts and complete your Edpuzzle video lessons right from there! Here are some things to keep in mind depending on the device they're using:

  • For laptops/desktops: Students simply need to log in to Schoology and click on the assignment(s) to view your video lessons.
  • For tablets: Students should use the Schoology app to view your video lessons.
  • For mobile (cell phones): Students will need to use both the Schoology and Edpuzzle apps. When they go to watch a video lesson through the Schoology app, they'll get a pop-up prompting them to download the Edpuzzle app if they haven't already, or if they have, students will be asked to open it in the Edpuzzle app. When they're finished, they can return to the Schoology app.

Here’s a short video to show how students will complete their Edpuzzle assignments:

IV. Troubleshooting the Edpuzzle Integration With Schoology

Here are some common issues that may come up as you're using the Edpuzzle integration with Schoology and how to solve them.

  • Linked classes. If you're teaching the same class to multiple sections/periods, you may be using linked classes on Schoology. Be aware that if you're viewing your students in Edpuzzle, they'll all appear in one large class rather than in your separate linked classes (however, your grades will be sorted correctly in Schoology, so don't worry).
    • In addition, you should NOT use the “Sections” drop-down menu in Schoology to select your different class sections. If you accidentally use the drop-down menu and click on another section, this will create a new Edpuzzle class, which will produce errors for you and your students. If this happens, follow the steps in this article to delete the duplicate class (the version of the class with no assignments listed).
  • Students are being asked to verify their email addresses. When you set up the Edpuzzle integration, if you didn't click "Course admins only" (see Section I, For teachers, step 4), your students will be asked to verify their email addresses. You'll need to go back and repeat the integration process, this time making sure to select the checkbox for "Course admins only."
  • You can see your students’ grades, but not their names on your assignment list. This can happen if there's a configuration error with the integration between Edpuzzle and Schoology.
    • Make sure you've installed the Edpuzzle integration correctly (see Section I). Check that the "Privacy" settings are set to "Send Name and Email/Username of user who launches the tool". Additionally, please make sure you're assigning the assignments correctly (see Section II).
    • Make sure that the "Consumer Key" and "Shared secret" fields are empty when editing an assignment (see Section II). If the fields need to be cleared, verify that those fields are empty before students access the assignment again. Students must access the newly edited assignment for the names to be exported to Edpuzzle. 
  • Students see the "Oops! It seems there's some configuration issue. Ask your IT Admin for advice" error. This can come from two different problems:
    • If you are using linked classes and the error only appears for some classes: check the first bullet point of this troubleshooting section.
    • If you are not using linked classes and the error appears for all students: make sure that the "Consumer Key" and "Shared Secret" fields are empty when editing an assignment (see Section II).
  • Where can I find student projects? At the moment, the student projects feature is not available for the Schoology integration.
  • Reusing, cloning, or importing previous classes or assignments. For Edpuzzle classes and assignments, this feature isn't currently available. 

For more troubleshooting solutions, check out this video.

Any questions? Contact us at support@edpuzzle.com.