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Using Schoology with Flat for Education

Using Schoology for your music courses? Flat for Education is the best solution to create any music notation activity in Schoology. Flat provides 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:

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

Using Schoology with Flat for Education video tutorial

Setup your Schoology Integration using Schoology's App Center

It only takes a couple 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 freshly installed Flat app and enter the configuration settings obtained at the first step.

Setup Schoology to use Flat

Setup your Schoology Integration manually

If you do not have access the Schoology's App Center, you can manually add Flat for Education to your Schoology course:

  1. Open your course on Schoology
  2. Under Course Options, choose External Tool Providers

Course Options, External Tool Providers

  1. Click on Add External Tool Provider and add the following details:
  • Tool name: Flat for Education
  • Consumer Key: [Paste your consumer key]
  • Shared Secret: [Paste your shared secret]
  • Privacy: [The option you want]
  • Configuration Type: Manual
  • Match By: URL
  • Domain/URL: https://flat.io/lti/launch

LTI settings

  1. Click "Submit". You can then use your integration to add Flat for Education assignemnts to your Schoology course.

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

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

SSO in Schoology

We also automatically create Classes on Flat for Education 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

Create a new material 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 (and don't click on any "Custom" links, otherwise Schoology will not let you submit the form). You can use options like Grading and individual assignments if you want. Press "Submit" to create your assignment in Schoology.

Add external tool

Configure the Flat for Education assignment

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.

Configure the Flat for education assignment

On this first page, you can choose to either add an existing assignment from your Resource Library, a previous class, or create a new assignment for this class.

We recommend using our Resource Library to easily re-use content across classes. In our case, we will select Choose an existing assignment from your Resource Library, then select one assignment in the list and click on "Next" at the bottom of this screen:

Select an assignment from the resource library

Then adjust the assignment content and settings specifically for this course and click on Publish to make it available to your students.

Publish draft assignment

That's it, your assignment is ready! As soon as your students open the assignment from this Schoology page, you will see their names listed on the 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 Schoology on 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 do not 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 on 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 best display your content on the page.

Resize your embed on a schoology page

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