Schoology and Google, Friends at Last

By Ngozi Harrison-

On Thursday, February 4th, Menlo College’s Chief Information Officer Kristen Dietiker delivered a talk on Google apps and Schoology. As college students, it can be very challenging to use Menlo’s resources efficiently and keep our sanity. To be honest, using MOLE (also called Schoology) can be a chore. However, both Google and MOLE are integral to our college experience. In her talk, Kristen Dietiker offered a number of tips on how to get the most out of using MOLE and Google Apps. One of the most appealing features we discussed was the integration of MOLE and Google Drive. This article provides a step by step guide on how to link the two systems and use them effectively.

Uploading files from Google Drive to MOLE

Many Menlo students use Google Drive to work on assignments in the cloud. It is convenient, collaboration-friendly, and most importantly, it is free. Files are automatically backed up and there is no need to upgrade the storage since we receive free unlimited storage here at Menlo. However, it can be very annoying to login to Google, download the file, login to MOLE, and then upload the file into an Assignment. Not only is this inefficient, but files tend to get corrupted along the way, causing headaches for the student and professor. The good news is there is another way! Schoology offers the ability to link your Google Drive account and upload files directly from the cloud.

Here are the steps to link the two accounts:

  1. Click on the Resources tab at the top of the page
  2. On the dropdown menu, select Apps
  3. Select Google Drive
  4. Click connect and give account access using Google Sign In
GIF on how to connect MOLE to your Google Drive

Courtesy of Ngozi Harrison

To upload a file from Google Drive to an assignment:

  1. Select Resources in the Submit Assignment Dialog
  2. Select Apps on the right Sidebar
  3. Click the checkbox near the  file and then click import
GIF on how to upload a Google Doc to MOLE

Courtesy of Ngozi Harrison

You can now upload files from Google Drive to Schoology with no trouble. This is just one of the many tips that was discussed in the the talk given by Kristen Dietiker.  If you have any further questions regarding Menlo College apps or if you run into any issues, contact the Office of Information Technology by phone (650.543.3830), e-mail (, or visit them in person in the Bowman Library.