UPDATE: Edmodo document viewer is back online.
We just activated a new feature on Edmodo called the doc viewer. The Edmodo doc viewer allows you to view certain document formats inside your browser, without having to download the file and open the document in an external application. The following formats are currently supported:
- doc – Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2003, XP
- docx – Microsoft Word 2007, 2008
- pdf – Adobe Portable Document Format
- odt – OpenOffice Open Document Text File
- rtf – Rich Text Format
We will be adding support for more file formats in the future such as xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, and txt. The doc viewer is built in flash and is not available on the mobile version of Edmodo.
Here is a quick rundown on how the document viewer works. Upload your document, While the view is being generated, you and your students will still be able to click the file and download the original document. Once your document has been converted, a magnifying glass icon will appear. Click the magnifying glass to load the doc viewer right within your browser. The doc viewer has the ability to download the original file, print, view fullscreen, and even zoom on text in the document.
Update: Given the high popularity of the doc viewer, we are working on speeding up the conversion process. Thank you for your patience.