Step 1: Request a Consumer Key and Secret to connect the two systems

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to contact your institution’s Schoology Administrator in order to initiate this process.

In order for Schoology and Extempore to be able to communicate, the first step is for your institution to request a Consumer Key and Secret. Extempore will generate these two codes and your institution’s Schoology Admin will input them into the system.

How does my Schoology Admin request a Consumer Key and Secret to integrate Schoology and Extempore?

Please visit this web page in order to initiate the process. The Extempore team will contact the requestor within 24 hours with the required information.

I have the Consumer Key and Secret. What do I do now?

Extempore can be integrated into Schoology in two different ways. The first being at the institutional level and the second being at the course level.

How to Add Extempore at the Institution Level (Schoology Recommends This)


  1. Click System Settings on the left menu of your System Admin home page.
  2. Click Integration (directly below System Settings) in the left navigation menu.
  3. Select External Tools tab at the top of the page.
  4. Click Add External Tool Provider.
  5. Fill out the necessary information in the pop-up window:
    o Tool Name: Extempore App
    o Consumer Key: we will provide this upon an integration request.
    o Shared Secret: we will also provide this upon an integration request.
    o Privacy—choose what information is sent to the publisher upon launch of the tool.
    o Configuration Type- select manual.
    o Match By—designates which information will automatically populate when an educator is
    adding an external tool to a course.
    o Domain—if the URL used to add the external tool to a course contains the designated
    domain, then all the tool settings will automatically populate.
    o URL—enables educators to select a tool provider and automatically generate the proper
    o Domain/URL—input the domain or URL of Extempore, which we can provide.

How to Add Extempore at the Institution Level

  1. Navigate to the Course
  2. Click Materials on the left menu in the course
  3. Click Add Materials
  4. Select Add File/Link/External Tool
  5. Choose External Tool.
  6. Select the tool provider—if configured beforehand—and enter the required information.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Extempore Support! Contact us here.

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