Back to School: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
It’s hard to believe, but summer is nearly over here in the U.S. We hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing break! Your friends at Edmodo know that it’s always a bit tough to get back into the swing of things as the tranquil, sunny days of summer transform into the fast-paced weeks of the new school year. In order to make this the most flawless transition yet, we’ve put together some of our most frequently asked questions to help you organize your Edmodo classroom for the new year:
1) What do I do with the old groups that I created?
If you do not need an old group that you created, archive the group. When a group is archived, all of the work and grades for the semester are saved, and the group becomes inactive.
2) How do I get my students into my new group?
After you create your groups, you can have your students join. Students with existing accounts can join with the Group Code or Join URL. Students that have never created an account can create an account to join. When your group is locked, students can enter the locked code to enter an approval queue for your group.
3) How do I delete posts from last year?
There is no way to mass delete posts, but don’t worry, there isn’t a need to do this! We recommend creating new groups and archiving your old groups. Once new posts appear in your new groups, the old posts will be pushed off your “Latest Posts” page.
4) How do I clear my gradebook in the Progress section?
5) How do I get my students’ parents ready for the school year?
If the parent has an Edmodo account, and the student is using the same account as last year, the parent is all ready to go. As the child joins or leaves classes or schools, the parent account will automatically update. If a parent has never created an account, he or she can easily create one by obtaining the student’s Parent Code; we encourage you to let your parents know about this great option.
6) I’m at a new school this year; how do I get this to reflect on my profile?
First, be sure to delete any group you own with students in it from your previous school. Then, select your Current School in your Account Settings. If your new school has a subdomain, go to that subdomain page, enter your username and password, and the School Code when prompted.
7) My account looks different than last year; what changed on Edmodo?
Let us know if these answers are helpful, and if you have any other burning questions for us, feel free to ask us in the Support Community.