When it comes to grading, Schoology has a user friendly gradebook that is available for students to access their grades. The program has a variety of tools such as randomizing, giving instant feed back and types of questions, that allows making quizzes and tests unique to each student. Teachers who like to use rubrics can create their own to communicate to the students what is expected when completing an assignment.
As far as for using Schoology in physical education, there are several advantages. First, all assignments can be linked to the state standard by using the target button when setting up an assignment. This is a great tool because it allows teachers to keep an accurate record of each standard that they cover. It also makes sure that the students receive a comprehensive education. Secondly, Schoology is supported on mobile phones and tablets allowing teachers to grade students on the fly. One difficulty that phys ed teachers have is submitting their attendance right away. Having a CMS that is compatible with iPads will help solve this problem. Lastly, having the calendar on the main timeline is a great tool. It allows students to see important dates in a list form on the right hand side of the main page. Students do not need to click additional links and will have the assignment that is due at the top of the list.
In conclusion, having a successful online class has three important ingredients: an active learner, engaging materials and a regular routine. Schoology, blends these together by having an interface that is similar to facebook and being able to host a wide variety of assignments. I would recommend Schoology to any of my colleagues who were looking into creating an online class.