Schoology Integration Guide
Updated July 2021
Penda Learning supports the Schoology Learning Management System.
Administrative privileges within your Schoology account are required. No knowledge of LTI or the technical concepts is required, however, it will help to know what the various terms mean.
This document uses the same terminology referenced by IMS Global for LTI. When referring to the “tool,” think Penda. When referring to the “platform,” think Schoology.
At the end of the integration steps, staff members who have a Penda credential will be able to automatically log in to Penda through Schoology and create materials for courses/classes.
Please follow the instructions carefully and reach out if you have any questions.
Important! You will need to receive your Consumer Key and Shared Secret from Penda
Support to complete the app installation. Please reach out to Penda Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have not already received these items.
1. Install The Application
Log into Schoology as an administrator and navigate to the Penda App profile (https://app.schoology.com/apps/profile/5033107021). Click the “Install LTI App” button. You will be asked to agree with sharing information, select “I Agree” to then choose the option “Add to Organization”.
Schoology will redirect you to the “Organization Apps” page. Find the “Penda Science” app and click the “Install/Remove” (1) button. In the popup set “All Users” (2), “All Courses” (3), and “All groups” (4) checkboxes and click “Submit” (5).
If the application was installed successfully you will see the message “You've successfully installed Penda Science".
Now you are able to see the “Penda Science” option in the course and material menus, but you can not use the tool without setting consumer and secret keys. To do so click the “Configure”
(1) button on the “Organization Apps” page to edit to the app’s settings.
Fill “Consumer key” and “Shared Secret” fields (1) with values that were provided by the Penda team and click “Save settings” (2). Contact Penda Support for these values if you do not already have them.
2. Add Materials
Navigate to the “Materials” tab of your course, click on “Add Materials” (1) dropdown menu and choose “Penda Science” (2).
You will be asked to provide your Penda credentials if you are running the app for the first time, or automatically logged and taken to the activity explorer.
Find your activity using activity explorer or search panel (1), click the checkbox (2) in the left column and click “Select” (3).
The system will display a deep link creation dialog that shows selected activity on the first step. If everything is correct hit the button “Next” (1)
In the second step, you can create a new assignment or select an existing one from the list (1) if you want to update it.
Important: Materials created with this workflow create assignments on Penda Learning. The due dates set on Penda are not synchronized with Schoology.
On the third screen pick students and/or groups (1) that should be initially assigned to the activity and click “Create resource link” (2).
The link of the chosen activity will be passed back to the platform and you will be able to see it in the list of course materials.
If you want to get students' score passback, open the settings window of the material by clicking on “Edit” (1) in the right menu.
In the pop-up window set checkbox “Enable Grading” (1), “Due Date” (2) period, and “Category” (3). Then click “Save changes” (4) to update the material record
Important: Ensure that fields “Consumer Key” (6) and “Shared Secret” (7) have empty values, in this case, the material will use default settings of the app. Also, do not change the value of “URL” (5) field as it might affect the flow and you will not be able to use the link
You should now have Penda integrated into your Schoology account as an LTI app and have the ability to create materials from Penda assignments.
If you have any questions or need help with the integration, please feel free to reach out to Penda Support.