The Big Ideas Math program can be integrated into the Schoology LMS platform, which allows for simple tool integration.
Once your organization has completed the Schoology integration of LTI 1.3, adding new content links can be completed in a few short steps.
Deep linking and grade pass back between Big Ideas Math and Schoology is only available for programs with a copyright of 2019 and later.
For organizations who integrate directly with Schoology, their users will need to ensure their classes have the Subject Area of Mathematics and are part of an active Grading Period in order to sync over.
Please note Schoology is highly customizable and your district curriculum and technology team may change the design and layout of how you see a course within Schoology.
- An assignment can now be assigned to multiple classrooms through the the external tool
- Cross linking is now available for users integrating directly from Schoology
- Published scores will now include a status icon within Big Ideas Math
Accessing Big Ideas Content
Users that have integrated with LTI 1.3 can quickly access Big Ideas Math content from the Schoology Course Navigation.
By clicking the Big Ideas Math Link, in the left pane navigation, a new window will open and the user will be logged in directly to their Account.
*Please note that the browser experience will open this in a new tab. Popup blockers could stop the window from opening the new tab.
Adding Big Ideas Math content to a course
Big Ideas Math content links can be added to Schoology using Materials.
Select Add Materials, to create a new resource links for your students.
Select the Big Ideas Math program as the External Tool. Please note that the name may vary depending on how your organization has set up Schoology.
You can select which Big Idea Resource you would like to add to the Module. Big Ideas Dashboard and Dynamic Student Edition are items that may only need to be added once to a Module. Resources, Video Library, Assignments and DAP will contain chapter specific resources.
Once you have the resource selected you will click Add in the Big Ideas Math window. The Item will be highlighted and once an item is selected the add button will be selectable.
Click the Yes button to add this to your Schoology module.
Items will need to be published for users to see them in your Schoology Course.
Adding an Assignment
Big Ideas Math integration will allow you to make assignments directly from Schoology providing the ability to report scores back to your Grade Book.
Navigate to the Add Materials section of the Schoology course. Using the External Tool Click Big Ideas Math to open the Big Ideas Math application. Accessing the External Tool through any other method may cause it to not function correctly.
Select Assignments or DAP from the Big Ideas Math External tool Resources.
Once the assignment section is open you can FILTER the content by Type, Program, Book, Chapter or Lesson. Click the check box for the name of the assignment you wish to assign to your class. Click the Assign button at the top of the screen.
By default the name of the assignment will appear as listed in Big Ideas Math you can change the Assignment Title. Select the individual students or All Students you wish the assignment to go to. You can also modify date and time the assessment is available for the users to complete.
Additional settings that can be modified Submissions options, Tools, Question options and message to the user. Once complete click the Assign button.
Click Yes to publish the assessment to to Schoology and you will now see it listed in there, but additional steps are needed before it can be used.
Navigate to the Gear icon and Click Edit to open the External Tool editor for that assignment you've just created.
Select a Category for the Assignment, if a category is not added the item will not be scored with Schoology.
Ensure "Enable Grading" is checked.
Do not modify the URL or Custom Parameters. These should be populated with text similar to the above screenshot.
Click Save Changes.
Students can now click that assignment name from within Schoology.
Adding an Assignment for Multiple Classes
Within Schoology you can now make an assignment for multiple classrooms at the same time through the external tool. If you are unfamiliar with how to make an assignment in Schoology please see the Adding an Assignment section.
Click the Add Class button, then check the boxes to the classes you wish to add the assignment to. Click All Students or individual students you need by class.
Once the classes have been selected you can navigate between the different classes to manage the users and settings. Settings which can be applied to all classes are Date and Time, Submissions Options, Tools and Questions Options. Click the Assign button to add the link to the assignment in Schoology.
Click Yes to publish the assignment to Schoology
Navigate to the Gear icon and Click Edit to open the External Toll editor
Select a Category for the Assignment, if a category is not added the item will not be scored with Schoology. Click Save Changes
Sending Scores to Schoology
Once a user has completed an assessment you can send the scores directly to Schoology through the Big Ideas Math interface. This feature can be used when the classroom assignment has not been completed by all users. Scores will be updated in your LMS within the Grades section of the particular assignment. If your assignment has questions that need manually scored, please ensure to grade those in order for them to reflect within Schoology
Navigate to the Performance report for the Assignment you wish to push to Schoology. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the report. Click Send Scores to your LMS