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EDMODO SETUP

Sandbox 2.0

This is a simple and quick guide on how to setup Edmodo for teachers. Even though this is not a detailed walk thru you’ll find that the setup process is very simple.

Mark Stirbens Vol. 2


Sandbox 2.0: Edmodo Setup

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Edmodo Teacher setup

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Teachers sign up

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Creating a group

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How to manage those groups

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Student sign up

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Parents accounts

This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

Teacher sign up Setting up a teacher account for using Edmodo is a very simple process. For those who are a little scarred this guide should put those fears at ease. You can find most of the following information from Edmodo’s web site. www.edmodo.com So lets get right into it and begin.

What you’ll see The first thing is obvious go to www.edmodo.com and on the first page you’ll see “Sign up now. It’s free.” And two buttons with I’m a student and I’m a teacher. You want to click on the button for I’m a teacher.

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Next step you’ll see is the registration screen and all you need to do is fill out all information. Fill out username and password and email and click sign up. See I told you it was easy.

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Chapter 2: Creating a group This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

Having groups can make it easy for you to communicate with students and keep things organized.

Step 1: In the left-hand column of your home page, click the “create� link to choose a group name.

Step 2: Type in the important information about your group and receive confirmation. It is important to note that you can designate everyone that joins a group to join in Read-Only mode by default. If you leave this box unchecked, all group members will be able to post and reply within the group immediately Page 3 Quick Guide


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upon joining. Once you’ve successfully created a group, Edmodo will display the group name in the left-hand navigation bar of your home page. You will receive a note within the message stream and one in an overlay box with the secure code for the group you’ve just created.

Step 3: Invite students to join your group with the designated code. Note: It is best practice to reset your group’s code after all students have joined so that no additional users can use this code to gain access. Note: It is best practice to reset your group’s code after all students have joined so that no additional users can use this code to gain access. Note: It is best practice to reset your group’s code after all students have joined so that no additional users can use this code to gain access. I wanted you to remember this for safety features. Obviously this is important.

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If any of your students already have an Edmodo account, they can join your group by logging in and clicking the “join” link in the left-hand navigation bar to enter the designated code.

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It is best practice to reset your group’s code after all

students have joined so that no additional users can use this code to gain access.

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C h a p te r 3 : Managing those groups This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

Here you can change passwords, add members, add groups all by using Edmodo simple tools. Below are a series of screen shots from Edmodo’s guide and thanks to their help makes using Edmodo a breeze.

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To start, find the desired group name in the left-hand navigation bar of your Edmodo home page, and then click it. The right-hand navigation will be replaced with all of the management options for your group. 

Group Code – The current group code will display in the right-hand navigation. To reset the code, click on the menu arrow next to the code and select Reset. To lock the code, choose Lock. Resetting the code will give you a new code for the group to give out. Locking will reset the group code but not reveal the code so that no one will be able to enter the group.

Group Settings – On the settings page, teachers can rename a group, set all new members to read-only status, change the group’s designated grade level and subject matter, and archive or delete the group entirely. o Archive - Teachers can archive a group once the semester or class has ended, rendering the group inactive. If you want to reuse the name of the group for next semester, make sure to rename the existing group before archiving it. o Delete - You can delete the entire group as well, but please only use this if you really mean to.

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Manage – On the members page (located via the link below the member list called Manage), teachers can view a list of students in the group. Teachers can view individual student gradebooks, change an individual password, remove a student from the group, or get the parent code for that child with the icons on the right side of the screen. The teacher can also set individual students to read-only mode within the group or set all members to read only via that link above the member list.

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Subscribe Group to Feed – Teachers can add an RSS feed, such as one from YouTube or Flickr, to automatically post video, photos or other content to a group. Select the Subscribe Group to Feed link from the group settings in the right naviagation to enter an RSS feed address. (Edmodo crawls and updates RSS feeds every three hours.)

Public Page- Teachers (and anyone else with the link) can view the public timeline of a specific group if they have chosen to make any posts public to nonmembers. To access this page, click Public Page from the right-hand navigation. (Reminder: Every post is private by default.)

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Color Selector – To change the color of your group, click on the color square next to the group name in the left navigation. This will bring up the Color Selector and you will be able to color code your groups.

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C h a p te r 4 : Student sign up This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

The student sign up is very similar than the teacher setup. So I just show the setup with two steps. 1. Visit Edmodo web site click on student setup. 2. Then enter the code provided by the teacher. See very simple they should have no problem figuring it out. This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

C h a p te r 5 : Parents account This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

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The following is for helping parents to know how to use the Parent Account. If you would like a template email for how to announce these parent accounts to parents and teachers, please follow this link. Please see the instructions at the bottom of this section for how to find the Parent Account codes and sending direct messages to Parents:

Parent accounts allow the exchange of messages between parents and teachers (including due dates and missing assignment reminders), provide parents direct access to grades, and alert families to school events and activities. Create a Parent Account:

In order to create a parent account, click on the “I’m a Parent Button” in the middle of the Edmodo home page. A face box will appear in the middle of your screen, in which you will write in the parent code that you have been provided by the teacher of your child. You will also need to state your relationship with the child and provide a valid email address to register your account.

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Sandbox 2.0: Edmodo Setup Navigate the Parent Account Homepage:

Within the Parent Account home page you can monitor direct messages between parents, teachers and students (only the parent’s children) on the middle of the page in the everything stream. If you have multiple children, you can filter to see just an individual child’s interactions by clicking on their name in the left navigation. If you need to add additional children to your parent account, click on the “Add Student” button directly below the already added children’s names. If you are looking for quick information about due dates grades and feedback, you can always look in the spotlight in the top right corner of the page beneath the search box.

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Chapter 1: Sample Template Navigate the Parent Account Calendar:

Within the calendar you can see all of the events, due dates, and assignments for each child enabled within the parent account. You can filter to see a single child’s calendar by selecting it from the drop down menu directly to the right of the month and year designation. You may navigate the calendar with the drop down menus and forward and backward arrows to the left of the month and year designation. You may also export or print this calendar for use in other calendaring software or to simply have it as a hard copy.

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Sandbox 2.0: Edmodo Setup Navigate the Parent Account Grades Page:

From the grading page, you can see all of the assignments that were given to the children within the parent account. You can switch between the children and the courses for those individual children from the left navigation. Each assignment is hyperlinked to both the original file (and other type of turned-in materials) turned in by the student and comments from the teacher. To access them, simply click on the assignment title from the list. 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 child and the total points possible for the given class (for all of the assignments turned in).

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Chapter 1: Sample Template Navigate the Parent Account Settings Page:

From the Parent Account settings page, you can sign up for notification emails about assignments and direct messages from teachers as well as choose an avatar/image to represent your parent account within Edmodo. You can also use this page to change your email and password if you need to do so. Finding Parent Codes (as a teacher): By hovering over the group name and then clicking on the Members of that group, you will be able to find the parent codes for all students within that group. To find one code, click on the parent icon. To download all of the codes for a class as a CSV file (which you can open in any spreadsheet program), you can click on the link after clicking on one Parent Code icon:

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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. Sending Direct Messages to Parents (as teachers): This is done by typing in either the parent’s names individually into the “Send To” box or by typing in the name of the group and selecting the Parents option from the suggestions. This will allow teachers to send direct messages to all parents in a group at one time.

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References: This is a guide for teachers to setup their Edmodo account: @edmodo.com

Giving thanks

I give great thanks for Edmodo and providing all the information for this setup guide. You can find more at www.edmodo.com for more details. The pictures were also the product of Edmodo’s own setup guide and the inspiration to pass this information along. By no means do I work for or are receiving any kind of payment from Edmodo. I just believe that Edmodo is an awesome portal to connect to the modern student. I hope to only pass along the information to others and show what a great tool this is.

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