Schoology Grade Passback FAQ’s

  • Which gradebook is considered “official?”
    • Infinite Campus is the district’s gradebook-of-record. To stay ahead of any confusion, please be sure to reiterate this with students and parents.
  • Can I still use Infinite Campus  to create assignments and enter grades?
    • Yes, assignments can be created in either (or both of) Schoology and/or Infinite Campus. Any assignments put into Schoology will sync from Schoology into Infinite Campus (important: assignments & scores in Infinite Campus do not go back into Schoology). If a teacher makes a change to a grade in Infinite Campus that is synced to Schoology, the grade will be overwritten by the grade in Schoology on the next sync.
  • How do I change an assignment score that was created in Schoology and has already been copied into Infinite Campus?
    • Excellent question! If there is a need to change a student’s Schoology assignment score, make that change in Schoology and that will then be reflected into Infinite Campus. Caution: changes made in Infinite Campus scores that were originally imported from Schoology will be overwritten during the next grade sync.  
  • Do I need to set up grading categories in Schoology to match those of Infinite Campus?
    • Yes, particularly if your Infinite Campus gradebook is weighted by categories, then the Schoology gradebook needs to utilize the same categories (including spelling and weighting).
  • If I change the assignment names in Infinite Campus would it transfer over to Schoology?
    • No. Assignments need to be created in Schoology first, and any modifications to those assignment names are best originated in Schoology then manually synced to IC.  Grade passback is a one way street: Schoology to Infinite Campus. 
  • Can a teacher choose an assignment to sync or does it need to be the whole gradebook?
    • It does not need to be the whole gradebook but can be both depending on teacher preference.
  • How do I add an assignment into the Schoology gradebook that is not assigned or turned into Schoology? (ex- a presentation)
    • Open the gradebook for the course, then select “Add Grade Column” from the “+” dropdown. You can create an assignment while disabling submissions. Read more about your options here.
  • Can a teacher choose an assignment to sync or does it need to be the whole gradebook?
    • It does not need to be the whole gradebook but can be both depending on teacher preference.
  • Can I still sync grades after the fall semester is over but before grades are due in January?
    • Schoology has confirmed that grade passback syncing will still work for Semester 1 classes until the grading window closes in January. So even though your course is archived, you will still be able to enter grades in Schoology and have them synced back to IC.

Resources

Videos:

What is Grade Passback?

Syncing Grades

Grade Categories Set-up