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Using Edpuzzle With Schoology

In this article, we’ll walk you through how to set up the Edpuzzle app on Schoology. You’ll be able to assign Edpuzzle video lessons and your students can watch and complete them right from Schoology.

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 blue 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 the shared secret. Here are the steps you need to follow:
  7. To find your consumer key and shared secret, open a new tab or window and log into or sign up for Edpuzzle (see our article on how to create an account).
  8. Click on your circular profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, select your name from the dropdown menu to go to your profile, then click on the “School” tab (www.edpuzzle.com/profile?tab=school).
  9. In the LMS dropdown menu at the bottom of the page, select Schoology.
  10. If you don’t already see the consumer key and the shared secret, click the “Generate” button.
  11. Enter this information back in Schoology.
  12. Now click on the "Install/Remove" button, select "All Courses" and also check "Course admins only." Then click the "Submit" button.

For teachers:

  1. Log in to Schoology and click on the app center (the icon in the upper blue 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 the shared secret. Here are the steps you need to follow:
  6. To find your consumer key and shared secret, open a new tab or window and log into Edpuzzle.
  7. Click on your circular profile icon in the upper right-hand corner, select your name from the dropdown menu to go to your profile, then click on the “School” tab (www.edpuzzle.com/profile?tab=school).
  8. In the LMS dropdown menu at the bottom of the page, select Schoology.
  9. If you don’t already see the consumer key and the shared secret, click the “Generate” button.
  10. Go back to Schoology.
  11. 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.”

Note: You may not have permission as a teacher to add external apps, in which case you would need to request this from your IT admin.

Once Edpuzzle has been added to Schoology, all you need to do is select the course of your choice and then click on “Edpuzzle” in the side menu. You’ll be prompted to log in (to sign up, visit edpuzzle.com first), then just click "Ok" and away you go – your Edpuzzle class is all set up!

 

II. How to Assign a Video Lesson on Schoology

To assign an Edpuzzle video lesson on Schoology:

  1. Go to “Courses” and choose the course you’d like to assign an edpuzzle for.  
  2. Click on “Materials.”
  3. In the “Add Materials” drop-down menu, select “Edpuzzle.”
  4. This will open a pop-up window showing your “My Content” on Edpuzzle.
  5. Select your video lesson (click on the eye icon in the middle of your video).
  6. Click the blue “Assign” button, which will return you to the “Materials” page.
  7. Now click on the gear icon to the right of the assignment you've just created and select "Edit."
  8. 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: You do NOT have to enter the consumer key and shared secret!)
  9. Now your video lesson is ready for your students on Schoology! Your students will start to appear as they click on the assignment link.

Best of all, once students complete the lessons their grades will automatically sync with Schoology – couldn’t be easier!

Note: If you're a teacher using the Schoology app, please note that you won't be able to view edpuzzles using a mobile. On the other hand, you can watch edpuzzles if you're using a tablet.

 

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 desktop: Students simply need to log in to Schoology and click on the assignment(s) to view your edpuzzles.
  • For tablets: Students can use the Schoology app to view your edpuzzles.
  • For mobile: Students will need to use both the Schoology and Edpuzzle apps. When they go to watch an edpuzzle 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. 

 

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).
    • Another side effect is that you should NOT use the dropdown menu in Schoology to click on your different sections, since all the students will appear in the same class (the first section listed). If you accidentally use the dropdown menu and click on another section, this will create a new class, which you'll need to delete by selecting "Class options" and "Delete class" or by going to Edpuzzle and deleting the section with no assignments.
  • 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, step 4), your students will be asked to verify their email addresses. You'll need to go back and repeat the installation process in section I, this time making sure to select the checkbox for "Course admins only."
  • I can’t see my students’ names. This can happen if there's a configuration error with the integration between Edpuzzle and Schoology. Contact us at support@edpuzzle.com and we'll help you fix the issue!

 

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