Frequently Asked Questions
What is Studyo ?
Studyo is an easy to use school project management tool and planner. It also effectively replaces the traditional paper planner students and teachers have been using for years. In addition to keeping track of tasks like homework, Studyo was built to allow students to effortlessly juggle the digital and analog tasks still being used in school, every day.
Which platforms does Studyo support?
Studyo is a fully native iOS app. A free 14 day trial is available and individual accounts use a subscription model at a very low price. it is optimized for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Studyo also offers a full web version optimized for Chrome and Chromebooks which even runs offline if no network is available.
Can I create a new account from any platform?
Absolutely. We recommend creating ayour account and subscribing via the web at https://app.studyo.co but you can also do it on an iOS device.
We also offer Studyo for Schools where we do the whole configuration for all users and which offers some great additional features.
All versions sync between platforms.
Is Studyo an LMS (Learning Management System)?
No. Although Studyo could be perceived as a simple LMS, it actually complements your school’s LMS, calendar or workflow solutions.
There is a big difference between a planner or agenda and these solutions, and we’ve created a neat infographic to showcase these differences.
Studyo allows links to any LMS activity or resource to be included within a task, so students see all that is expected of them in one place, students can take photos of the board and automatically make them into tasks and teachers can use some of their favorite tools to publish to Studyo, such as Google Classroom.
How does Studyo compare to Google Classroom™?
It doesn’t. Google Classroom™ is a wonderful workflow solution and Studyo Connect for Google Classroom™ allows teachers to post assignments one on Google Classroom for students to see within Studyo. Students can then tap the task, open it in Google Classroom and interact with it there. For students, they no longer need to track tasks in multiple environments. For teachers, they use the tools they prefer.
Why is using a Planner or Agenda important for students?
Research says that students who develop more proficiency with executive function skills improve their success rates in high school, college and in life in general. Learning to prioritize, initiate, organize and schedule helps reduce stress and improve efficiency.
You can read all about this in on our web site here and in our White paper entitled Habits of mind for the 21st Century student, which describes ways students benefit from this skill set.
At Studyo, we focus on building tools which support the development of these skills, and of course, this needs to be done with the help of teachers and parents. So we take feedback very seriously!
But we use digital tools already, why should we want to add Studyo?
In one word: autonomy. Every tool out there akin to an LMS is teacher-controlled. Students cannot create their own tasks, for school or for their personal lives. And simple calendars are not a great way to manage tasks and build planning skills.
Studyo is more like a professional Project Management tool built for students which happens to do it in the context of your school’s schedule.
Also, even if your school has standardized on a single workflow tool or LMS, chances are that teachers sometimes use another tool, such as the board, or sheets of paper when it is more appropriate or efficient. And soon enough, some will discover one of the thousands of new EdTech tools which are developed every year. For students, which deal with 7-10 teachers in Middle and High School, dealing with all these tools hinders their ability to get organized because they need to track items in a variety of environments. Studyo allows them to bring them all into a single place and get a clear picture of their study time, work time and personal time in a meaningful way. And of course, parents get to benefit from this as well.
Must our teachers all use Studyo for it to be useful to students?
Not at all. Although Students and Parents benefit more when teachers also use Studyo, students can definitely manage their own tasks effectively with little or no training. Teachers can simply let them manage their own tasks and do not have to use Studyo themselves.
So why would teachers want to use Studyo?
Studyo offers a lot of great planning tools built just for teachers. They can manage multiple sections at once, drag and drop exams and tasks, publish to students as a whole or individually and see what other teachers have published to help them plan for exam dates. And that’s just the beginning.
How do I create tasks?
After configuring Studyo, you can start creating tasks like assignments, lessons or exams. To enter a new task, touch the white area of a period. A new window will appear and you will then be able to enter a title, choose an icon and set details such as the Due date and Notes.
Can I add photos or links to web sites in a task?
With Studyo 3, you can now add links using the Attachments icon at the bottom of the Task Info window.
Can I add attachments to tasks in Studyo?
On the web, you can also add attachments from your hard disk and options are coming soon for cloud services such as Google Drive™.
Is the individual version of Studyo limited?
Not much. If you download Studyo from the App Store or create an account on the web, you can use all of its features.
You get extra features if your school has a Studyo for Schools configuration. Check out the Studyo for Schools page to see what the differences are. Mainly, full centralized configuration, ability to publish to student planners and see all that has been published in your school and the ability for parents and teachers to see student planners. And a variety of connectors for the different platforms such as Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackbaud onCampus and more.
I've lost my password, what can I do?
If you closed your session and forgot your user name or password, click on Login, then “I forgot my login information” and enter the email address you used to create your account. Also, you may have logged in using Google, so that may be how you need to login. Refer to these services to recover your password there.
What is the task view for?
How can I delete an existing task?
Is setting up a Studyo account easy to do?
Yes! When you launch Studyo for the first time, choose “Create an account” from the list of choices and simply follow the prompts to start using Studyo. If you are using Studyo for schools, create your account after if required (or you can authenticate using Google or Office 365) and pick your classes (teachers are pre-configured). Using your account, your data is always recoverable if something gets corrupted or you lose your device.
How do I configure my schedules in Studyo?
By default, Studyo prompts you for your base schedule and sets it up for you. You can then add your courses and drag them into your Master Schedule. If you have a specific schedule on certain days, you can go to the Settings (Gear), select “Configure my planner” and under “Schedule”, tap the +, and create a new one to be dragged on any date, day of week or Special Day. Want to know more about configuring schedules in Studyo? You can watch a tutorial about Managing Schedules.
Does Studyo support block scheduling, day rotations and various special schedules during the year?
What if I only have a weekly schedule?
My school uses letters or weekday name followed by 1 or 2, is this supported?
Yes, this is possible both in the individual and school versions.
How does Studyo account for special days during the school year?
In the orange section of your calendar settings, tap the + to create a new special day. Enter the details then drag and drop this day to the specific date, day of your cycle or day of the week. Studyo will apply the icon, title and specific schedule to the appropriate days of your planner. Need more information about how to set up special days? Please watch a tutorial on how to set up Special Days</a>.
I only see free periods, what is going on?
What is Studyo for Schools?
Studyo for Schools is a paid service that enables schools to manage a centralized configuration of Studyo for all their students and teachers. Individuals manage their tasks, but global changes like unexpected days off are updated in real-time on everyone’s planner. Studyo for schools makes it easy for teachers to publish tasks, assignments or exam dates to their students in a single tap too. Studyo for Schools also adds parent accounts. It gives them access to past present and future work their child must focus on so they can help them learn to plan ahead.
There is much more, check out the Studyo for Schools section of our site for all the details.
What happens when my school signs up? How do students and teachers connect?
We will work with your school to create a custom configuration based on exported schedule data for your school. Each school is unique, and Studyo builds a custom configuration for each school. We will then send a single code that gives everyone access to your school’s custom configuration.
Check out our documentation section of the web site for details.
How do students build their schedule after entering their school code?
How do teachers set up their schedule with Studyo for Schools?
What happens when my school signs up? How do students and teachers connect?
How do teachers and students use the app to interact with each other?
How do teachers publish tasks?
Can a teacher send tasks to only some of their students?
What kind of data do you need to build our school's configuration?
You can check out our documentation section for the details.
What is Studyo's position of student privacy?
Basically, we are against any kind of advertising to minors or selling any data or analytics to third parties. we’ll always strive to do the right thing.