Reports On How Schoology Crashed When Server Was Visited By Too Many Students

Category: Education By: Sandip Sah Posted on: March 31, 2020

With the increase in the number of COVID 19 cases, many school institutions have started distance learning. In the midst of distance learning, the connectivity of all the students with their respective educational institutions has become the top priority. This problem was solved by the Learning management system, Schoology.

Schoology is a platform where teachers can take their classes. You can consider this as live session classes as well. But this Monday, this learning platform faced a server issue. Amidst the transition, the server faced an overload error, thereby forcing the students to logout from the online classes.

The service of the Schoology platform was temporarily halted followed by a message, where they confirmed that there are some users who are facing degraded server experience. They also assured that they are taking necessary measures and the users will be notified with the new updates. This message was posted on their official page that is designated to monitor the server service facility.

COVID 19 epidemic has forced all the educational institutions to take up online learning methods. Hence, most of the schools have already been on the Schoology learning management system. Even before this Monday, the servers were facing issues but those problems were being solved in a moment’s notice.

Though on Monday, the problems keep on surfacing throughout the day, across the country. The site was reported with the slow loading speed, late arrival of messages, auto imports and document conversion, and much more.

There are several areas in which the educational institution uses Schoology to distribute notes, assignments and to communicate with the student’s parents. It is still unclear whether Western Pennsylvania has faced the issue or not.

It is still unclear when the server problem will be resolved. However, even after knowing the fact, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday that the schools and the business will be closed indefinitely. He has also extended that stay-at-home order till 30th April.

In the past few weeks, district officials have been trying their hardest to design a perfect distance education plan, by distributing study materials to the needy students. And these efforts will continue until life is back to normal.

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