Edmodo User Guide

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getting started teacher sign up creating an account on edmodo is simple visit edmodo.com and select the i m a teacher button to create your free account fill out the registration form and select the sign up button to complete the sign up process you will then receive a confirmation email along with next steps for setting up your edmodo account student sign up before a student can create an edmodo account they will need a 6-digit group code from their teacher once they have a group code they can easily create their account by visiting edmodo.com and selecting i m a student

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the first field of the sign up form will ask for the group code the student will then need to create a unique username and password and provide their name an email address is not required for student sign up once the fields are complete select sign up to complete the sign up process account settings from the settings page you can sign up to receive notifications control your privacy options and manage your profile information the view your settings page select the account drop-down arrow located in the upper right-hand corner of your edmodo homepage in the drop-down menu select the settings option from here you can · set/change your profile photo ­ choose to upload a photo from your computer or select from one of our stylized icons · edit your personal information ­ add to or edit your name email address and title · change your password · specify your school ­ select a school to be associated with or change your existing school if you are logged in through a school/district subdomain you will need the school code to switch to a different school · set notifications ­ click on the notifications drop-down menu to choose from email or text notifications email notifications will be sent to the email address associated with your edmodo account if you select text notifications enter your 10-digit phone number and select your current mobile provider you will need to verify your phone number in order to enable text alerts · notification type ­ select the type of notifications you d like to receive by checking the box next to one or more of these choices alerts notes direct messages replies or new group members.

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· privacy ­ teachers may choose to block connection requests or only make their profile visible to their personal network by checking the appropriate box under privacy settings located in the lower right-hand section of the settings page notifications the notifications section is located in the top right hand corner of the homepage from this section teachers and students can view upcoming events new replies to posts alerts and direct posts from other teachers and students teachers can also see notifications for new group members new teacher connections requests for connections and student assignments that need grading for students the notifications section also displays notifications for assignments due within two weeks and new grades posted by their teachers.

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parent accounts parent accounts are a great way to keep parents informed of classroom activities assignments grades and school events the registration process for parents is similar to student registration with one additional security measure ­ each parent will need their own unique parent code to register this is to ensure that parents can only interact with the teacher and their student/child u how to retrieve parent codes o select the group you wish to get the codes for o select the manage option from the members section o on the right-hand panel of the manage members page you will see the parent code spreadsheet select this to download an excel spreadsheet of all parent codes there is a unique code for each parent this will associate them with their student we have created a sample letter you can send parents to invite them to edmodo note once your parents have been notified of their codes and have joined edmodo it is best practice to reset all parent codes so that only verified parents have access u how to create a parent account to create an account parents should visit edmodo.com and select the i m a parent button on the homepage just below the student and teacher sign up buttons complete the registration form which includes your unique parent code your relationship with the child and a valid email address u parent account overview within the parent account homepage a parent can see direct messages between their student and his/her teachers any messages posted by the teacher that are marked public and any messages the teacher has sent to the parents of the group if a parent has multiple students on edmodo they can add additional students to their edmodo account by clicking on the add button on the left panel in the student section the parent also has the option to filter messages by individual student by clicking on the student s name from the left panel from the right panel a parent can view their student s notifications and a list of their teachers.

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u calendar within the calendar located on the top navigation menu a parent can see all of their student s events due dates and assignments they can filter to see a single child s calendar by selecting the child s name from the drop down menu located at the top right corner of the calendar to scroll through other months select the forward and backward arrows in the upper left corner of the calendar u grades from the grades page a parent can see all assignments given to their student they can filter between their student s groups from the left navigation panel.

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selecting the assignment title will bring the parent to the students assignment and allows them to view all comments between their student and the teacher each assignment will either have a grade a dash for a missing assignment n/a for an assignment given to some students in the class but not others for differentiation or waiting for a turned-in assignment that the teacher still needs to grade at the bottom of the grades page you will find the total points for the student and the total points possible for the class u settings from the settings page parents can sign up for email or text notifications that will alert them to any assignments direct messages or alerts from teachers parents can also upload a profile photo or select an edmodo icon to represent their account and change their email address or password if needed to access the account settings page select the down arrow located next to the account option in the top navigation in the drop down menu select the settings option.

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groups create a group groups make it easy for students to communicate and collaborate with one another to create a group select the create link in the left panel of your edmodo homepage a pop up window will appear where you can name your group and provide the details of your group grade and subject area once your details are complete click the create button and edmodo will display a 6-digit group code this is the invitation code you will need to provide your students with to enable them to join your group your group will now appear in the left-hand navigation bar of your home page if any of your students already have an edmodo account they can join your group by logging in clicking the join link on the left panel and entering the designated 6-digit group code once a new member has joined your group you will be alerted in your notifications section note it is best practice to lock or reset your group s code after all students have joined so that no additional users can use this code to gain access manage your groups to manage a group select the desired group from the left panel of your edmodo homepage the right panel of your edmodo homepage will display the 6-digit group code and the group management options u lock/reset select the drop down arrow to the right of the group code to reset or lock the code the reset option will generate a new 6-digit group code the lock option will lock the group so that no other members can join.

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u group settings select the group settings link below the group code to access the settings page on the settings page you can o rename a group o set all new members to read-only status meaning they cannot post to the entire group they can only post messages directly to the group owner/teacher o change the group s designated grade level and subject matter o archive the group at the end of the class semester or year you may want to archive your groups this renders the group inactive but still allows you to view all communications from that group note if you want to reuse the name of a group make sure to rename the existing group before archiving it o delete the group ­ you also have the option to delete the group this will permanently delete the group and all its contents from edmodo u manage members to manage the members of your group select the manage link located in the members section of your edmodo homepage on the right panel on the right panel you will see the option to set all members to read-only status download all parent codes and view who has recently joining the group by selecting a member of the group you will be able to take the following actions from the right panel o delete that member from the group by selecting the remove from group button o award that member a badge by selecting the award badge button.

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o change the member s password by slecting change password o retrieve the parent code for that member by selecting parent code o put that member in read-only mode by selecting it from the access drop down menu o view the members profile or grades by selecting the appropriate quick link from the right panel you can search for members in your group by using the search box in the upper right corner of the manage members page small groups u creating small groups teachers can create small groups within any group they own to create a small group select the manage link from the members section on the right panel of your edmodo homepage once you are on the manage members page select the create small group link on the left side of the page enter a small group name and click create your small group is now created the next step is to add members to your small group by default the group s owner and any co-teachers of the group will be members of the small group from the available members list select any members that you would like in the small group tip you can select multiple members at once by holding the ctrl key or a range of members by holding the shift key and clicking click the button to put the selected available members into your new small group these members will be notified by an edmodo system message that you have added them to the small group likewise you may select members from your new small group and click the button to remove them from the small group you can update the member list of your small groups at anytime by clicking on the small group name from the manage members page u using small groups any member of a small group may post a message to the group just as they would post messages to regular groups teachers can post alerts assignments and polls to small groups and include parents in posted messages.

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managing small groups to rename delete or archive a small group select the small group name from the manage members page and choose the appropriate option from the upper right corner of the page co-teaching a teacher can easily share an edmodo group with another teacher by giving them co teacher access with co-teacher access the other teacher s can help grade assignments monitor discussions and manage members to establish a co-teacher for your group o invite the co-teacher to the group with the same 6-digit group code used to invite students o once the co-teacher has joined go the members section on the right panel and select the manage link o on the manage member page select the co-teacher s name on the right panel select the access drop down arrow and choose co-teacher from the menu options u

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once a teacher has been given co-teacher access they will have all the functionality that the group owner has except for the ability to archive or delete a group upgrade another teacher to co-teacher status and remove the group s creator from the group from the notifications section co-teachers can also view students homework submissions the notification is synced on both teachers homepages so if a teacher grades an assignment the co-teacher s notification for that assignment will disappear public pages each group you create includes a public page that s accessible by selecting the public page link on the right panel of your edmodo homepage selecting the public page link will automatically open up a new tab in your browser with the group s unique url and will display any posts from the group that are marked public please note that by default everything posted in your edmodo group is private and only the members of the group are able to view its contents however the public page gives teachers the option to share edmodo posts with a wider audience on a case-by-case basis including parents who have an account on edmodo to make a post within your group visible from the public page select the public link located underneath an individual post by marking the post public the post is now visible from the group s public page and from any parent account associated with that group to remove a public post click the red x next to the public link.

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rss feeds teachers can add an rss feed to any of their groups this could be an rss feed from a blog or sites such as youtube or flickr and will allow you to automatically post video photos or content to a group to begin choose the group name from the left panel and select the subscribe group to feed link from right panel located under the group code you will be taken to your rss feed page which will display any rss feeds the group is currently subscribed to to add a new feed select the add a feed button at the top right corner of the page a pop up box will appear that will prompt you to enter the url to the rss feed copy the feed url and select subscribe you will then see the site appear in your rss feed page to unsubscribe the rss feed from your group select the red unsubscribe link on the rss feed page read only status teachers have the option to place their group members in read-only status this means that the group member can read posts within the group but they cannot post a message to the entire group when in read-only status the group member can still send direct messages to the teacher/group owner.

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to put a group member in read-only status select the manage link from the right panel on the right panel of the manage page you will see the option to set all members to read only status if you want to place only select group members in read-only status select the group member and on the right panel change the access drop down menu to read-only

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posts events and library send reply to posts have something to share with your group post your ideas files and homework from the post section located at the top of your edmodo homepage for teachers teachers can choose to post a note alert assignment or poll by clicking on the corresponding link in the post section for notes and assignments you can attach files and links from your computer or edmodo library any files or links you post will automatically be added to your library so be sure to provide a good description when posting these items to post content type the name of a student teacher or groups into the send to box edmodo will provideauto-suggestions as you begin to type here is a full list of possible recipients ·

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u multi-group messaging edmodo is designed to provide you with flexibility in how you interact with groups please note that when you send a message to multiple groups at once all of the groups that are copied on your post can see the replies to your post to keep group replies separate consider sending posts individually to each class u sending messages to parents teachers can send messages to parents by typing the note into the post box and in the send to box either type the parent s names or type the name of the group and select the parents option from the auto fill suggestions this latter option will allow teachers to send direct messages to all parents in a specific group at one time u for students students can post notes to their teachers and/or any groups they are a member of just like teachers they are able to attach files and links from their computer or edmodo library however they cannot post an alert assignment or poll students can post a message to the following recipients ·

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