Update on Parent Accounts
Posted by: Edmodo
We want to welcome the thousands of parents who have joined Edmodo in the week since we launched the new simplified dashboard. We’ve not only seen an increase in registrations, but a significant increase in daily logins. We’re thrilled to see this kind of rapid engagement from parents.
Based on feedback from teachers, administrators and parents, we’re making a few additional changes to better serve the entire Edmodo community.
1. Restoring visibility of direct messages between teachers and students. In our efforts to streamline the parent dashboard, it looks like we got a little overzealous. Based on your recommendations we will enhance the new parent dashboards to include students’ direct communications with their teachers. It may take us a week or two to add this functionality, but rest assured it’s on its way. Thanks to members of the Edmodo community for pointing out so quickly the need to include these types of messages in the dashboard.
2. Restoring teacher-parent messaging: After discussions with teachers and administrators and a review of how parent accounts were being used, we made some changes that we believed would allow us to meet the needs of as many users as possible. Based on your feedback, we’ll be making additional enhancements. We will be adding back the ability for teachers and parents to directly communicate with one another on Edmodo. With the release of the new parent dashboards, teachers and administrators are still able to send out messages to all of the parents they are connected to and in the next version of the parent dashboards which we are working on right now teachers will have the option to turn on parent direct communication. We’ll keep you updated on the timeline for the release of these features.
Thanks so much for your continued feedback. We’re pleased to see so many parents engaging with Edmodo via the simplified Parent Dashboard and hope these additional enhancements will provide even further value.