Site Enhancements: New Communities, Read-Only, and more…
Posted by: Edmodo
Based on your feedback, we launched some new features last night — we’re pretty excited about them, and hope you will be too:) Updates include:
New Communities: Last Fall, we launched Communities to provide a place for educators to gather with like-minded professionals to exchange ideas and share content on the topics that interest you. Based on the success of our initial core communities, today we’re pleased to launch additional subject area communities, including:
- Computer Technology
- Professional Development
- Vocational Studies
- Creative Arts
- World Languages
- Special Education
To join a community, simply go to the Communities page, select the community that interests you and choose “Join Community.” You’ll also see the new communities appear in the Suggestions section – you can join from there as well.
Read-only: Teachers now have the ability to provide groups or individuals “Read-only” access to Edmodo. Students in Read-only status may still view posts, turn in assignments and send direct posts to their teacher, but the cannot post messages to the entire group.
Saved Assignments: With this feature, you can reuse assignments multiple times without recreating assignment information. Clicking “Load Assignment” in the Assignment tab of the Post Bubble launches a list all of the assignments you’ve created in the past. Selecting an assignment pre-populates the assignment form and attaches any resources associated with the assignment.
Connection Filter: Just below your profile image, we’ve added new ways to filter your view. Select the connections filter to view only posts made by educators with whom you are directly connected.
Thank you to all of the educators whose feedback and requests helped guide the development of these new features. As always, let us know what you think!!