New Release: Folder Play View, Shared Badges, Search Updates and More

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August 16th, 2011
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Some of you may have noticed a handful of new features were released on Edmodo over the weekend.  Here’s a quick overview of what’s new:

Folder Play View

If you haven’t visited your Edmodo Library lately, now there’s a great reason to.  We’ve added a slick new Play View option that allows you to see all the contents of a folder in Play View mode.

How it works: A URL is automatically generated for each folder you have in your library.  If the folder is shared with a group, you can provide the link to any group members to enable them to view the contents of that folder in Play View.  There’s also an option to mark the contents public, so anyone you share the link with can view the content in Play View.

 

Reply Button

No more scrolling through the list of 30 replies just to hit the reply button! Now we’ve added a reply option to the bottom of all comment threads.

 

Shared Badges

Last month we launched student badges and based on your feedback, we’ve now added the ability for teachers to share badges with one another!

How it works:

  • If you are creating a new badge- When you select the “New Badge” option, tick the check box titled “Share this badge with other teachers”.
  • If you want to share an existing badge- From the “My Student Badges” menu, select the badge you want to share and at the bottom of the pop up box, select the “edit badge” option.  On the next display, tick the check box titled “Share this badge with other teachers” and hit “save badge”.

 

Manage Members
The link to manage your group members has been moved to the upper right corner of the members section and we made some significant changes to the manage members panel.

How it works: The first thing you’ll notice is the new layout. All members are listed by name with their profile photo. If you select a member, you will see a preview of their profile on the right panel. Here you can remove them from the group, reset their password, award them with a badge or retrieve their parent code.

 

Search Updates

We made the search box more visible by moving it to the left side of the top navigation bar and we also some new functionality to it.  The search box supports searches by posts, teacher name, student name or community.  As you key in the name of the person your searching for, you will see results auto fill below the search box. (Note: You will only see auto fill results for the people you are connected with or those who are in the same group as you.).

 

Account Drop Down

A subtle but new change, we’ve consolidated some of the top navigation options into a drop down menu called Account.   Here you will find the settings panel, a link to our help center and the logout option.  If you are a district administrator, you will also see the option to switch over to your district administrator view.


9 Responses to “New Release: Folder Play View, Shared Badges, Search Updates and More”

  1. Also it seems that: the thumbnail previews in the message stream have changed their dimensions to make them more clear/useful, parents can now see direct messages sent from teachers to their children (yay!) and the right border around the ‘create badge’ button on teacher’s profile now shows properly.

  2. Monique says:

    this is GREAT! i wonder- is there a possible way to assign multiple student badges? ALSO- a simpler way to directly access badges without going through a group-manage-student-edit badge OR going via your own profile? (i think i may have missed something on this one!! lol)

  3. Xulio Berros says:

    Muy útiles todas las novedades. MUCHAS GRACIAS.
    Solo nos faltaría la inclusión de algún creador de actividades integrado en EDMODO.

  4. Xulio Berros says:

    Muy útiles todas las novedades. MUCHAS GRACIAS.Solo nos faltaría la inclusión de algún creador de actividades integrado en EDMODO.

  5. Tobar Gerardo says:

    Edmodo is looking great! I just have one doubt. I have been trying to find an option that could allow students in my school to communicate with each other in a private matter (something like an inbox or message center) so they can get in touch with each other for cooperative or group work. Please advise since it would really help us out.

  6. MICHAELA says:

    OK THAT MAKES SIENCE

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