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Using Schoology with Flat for Education

Flat with Schoology

Using Schoology for your music courses? Flat for Education is the best solution to create any music notation activity in Schoology. Flat provides you seamless integration with Schoology: SSO (Single Sign-in), rostering, assignments with Flat and the ability to embed interactive music notation in your Schoology pages.

On this help page you will discover how to:

If you need any help to configure or use Schoology with Flat for Education, please contact us at edu@flat.io.

Setup your Schoology Integration

It only takes a couple of seconds to set up Schoology for your Flat for Education account.

  1. Go to your Account Settings > Integrations > Schoology and copy the Consumer Key and Shared Secret. Keep these details private, they will allow Schoology to access to your Flat for Education school account.
  2. Click here to open Flat in Schoology’s App Center. On the app page, click on “Install LTI App” and choose the course where you will use Flat.
  3. Open the course(s), click on Course Options, then External Tools. Choose the fresh installed Flat app and enter the configuration settings obtained at the first step.

Setup Schoology to use Flat

SSO (Single Sign-On), Accounts Provisioning and Rostering

Flat is accessible in 1-click on the navigation of your courses. We will automatically create accounts for your students and link the existing ones from your private Flat website based on the emails provided by Schoology.

SSO in Schoology

We also automatically create Classes on Flat and enroll your students in them, so you easily make assignments with Flat, and share scores with your students.

Automatic rostering from Schoology

Assignments with Flat for Education in Schoology

You can create Flat for Education assignments directly in Schoology. Open your course, go to your “Materials” tab, then choose “Add Materials” and “Add File/Link/External Tool”.

Add Materials > Add File/Link/External Tool

Choose “External Tool”:

External tool

As Tool provider, choose “Flat”, then add at least a title for your new assignment. Don’t add any URL, Consumer Key or Shared secret here. You can use options like Grading and individual assignments if you want. Press “Submit” to create your assignment in Canvas.

Add external tool

The second step is to complete the configuration of your newly created Flat for Education assignment. To do that, open the created material from your list of materials.

Select the assignment type (New score, Template, Sharing Writing) and the different options, then click on Create at the bottom of the page to make the assignment available for your students. You can also check out dedicated guide for more details on the available options.

Configure Flat for Eucation assignment

That’s all, your assignment is ready! As soon as your student open the assignment from this Schoology page, you will see their names listed on this assignment page, have access to their work and be able to give them live feedback.

Embed interactive sheet music in Schoology

Embed on your Materials page

You can easily embed read-only and interactive sheet music in your Schoology in your Materials page:

Click on Add Materials and Flat:

Add music notation materials in Schoology

Choose the score you want to share in your class. You can choose “Link” to insert a simple link, or “Embed” to insert a rich player in your Materials page.

Choose the resource

Here is how the embedded material will look on your Schoology materials page. If you don’t have a small score, you might want to use a link or embed it in a Schoology page (cf below) since Schoology doesn’t allow us to insert bigger embeds on the Materials page.

Embed resource

Embed on a Schoology page

You can also embed a score in a dedicated Schoology Page with some other content. First, create a new Page in Add Materials > Add Page and choose a title for this one. When you want to insert a score in your page, click on Insert content > Flat and choose “Embed” next to a score.

Choose the resource

Choose the resource

Once inserted, you can adjust the size of the embed to have a better display of your content on the page.

Resize your embed on a schoology page

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