Schoology is the official learning management solution for Palo Alto Unified schools, which is the platform used to manage the day-to-day activities related to content distribution, collection, and collaboration between students and teachers. Schoology is the in-progress system that facilitates and organizes information for students and teachers, while Infinite Campus is the permanent record system. Schoology is also used as the platform for content delivery in blended high school courses, as well as for PAUSD's professional development courses.

To get started, please see these help guides from Schoology or see below for the most frequently asked questions.

How do I access my parent Schoology account?

Schoology and Infinite Campus can now be accessed through the PAUSD Parent Portal (, our district single sign-on (SSO). Parents must claim this account before access will be granted. If you claimed your Parent Portal account in the past, simply login to access Schoology. For instructions regarding the parent portal (SSO), please read the Parent Account Claim information page.

How can I learn more about Schoology and how to use it?

All PAUSD parents and guardians are automatically enrolled in a course on Schoology called the “PAUSD Schoology Backpack.” This course provides information and step by step instructions for how to use Schoology and access important information. This course is also a model for what your student(s) might experience in Schoology. Taking a few minutes to explore the “PAUSD Schoology Backpack” is recommended.

Will my Schoology app work on my phone?

Yes! The Schoology app will work on your mobile device.

When you get to the login page, you will be redirected to to login first through the PAUSD Parent Portal, then you will have access to the Schoology app.

How do I add multiple children to my Schoology account?

Parents will no longer need to add or attach your student(s) to your Schoology account. This will be done automatically for you by PAUSD. All student classes will also be made available through your PAUSD parent Schoology account.

How do I get Schoology notifications on my new PAUSD managed account?

Schoology notifications must be set up by parents by adding in an email or mobile phone number in the user Settings and Notifications on Schoology or through the mobile app.

Viewing Past Course Content and Grades on Schoology

In Schoology, courses transition to archived mode once the semester ends. This transition typically occurs the Sunday after the semester end date. Once courses are archived, students and parents/guardians do not have access to past Schoology courses including content and grades.

It is recommended that students and parents/guardians refer to Infinite Campus for course grades after the end of a semester,  as that is where final grades and comments are stored and used for official grade reporting.

If information about individual assignments is required, staff has access to archived courses and may also print a Schoology grade report for the desired students.

Other questions?

Please first refer to the help guides. For any additional questions, please submit a Let's Talk ticket.