The following is a message from the OSD Instructional Technology Department
Earlier this year, a group of OSD teachers piloted Schoology, a learning management system (LMS). Since September these teachers have engaged in planning, delivering and assessing instruction in Schoology. They enthusiastically recommended adoption of Schoology.
As a result, the Olympia School District has entered into a three-year contract with the Schoology LMS for all OSD staff and students in grades 3-12. Funds for the purchase came from the Technology Levy, which included a line item for the adoption of an LMS.
We think it comes at a perfect time as we have increasing numbers of devices for students and a need for secure, organized systems for content and curriculum. It is anticipated that many staff will prefer to transfer much of their Web content to Schoology this spring as it is specifically designed to house course materials for students. Schoology may also be used to share information with specific employee groups, house professional development courses and provide another tool for communication.
If you would like to know more about Schoology, please see this linked announcement. As always, if you have more questions, we welcome your call or email.