Frequently Asked Questions About The New iPad App

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October 8th, 2013

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Our support team has received a number of inquiries about the new Edmodo iPad app, so we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions.

1. What’s the difference between the newest Edmodo App and the one I had last year?

The old app was a copy of the web version, designed for use with a keyboard and mouse. While it contained many features, it was not optimized for use on a mobile device.

The new app is specifically designed for use on the iPad. Built for touch navigation, it focuses on the core functions most often used by teachers and students in the classroom via a mobile device, including:

  • Posts – send and reply to comments
  • Assignments – create, submit, grade
  • Quizzes – take and submit in the classroom
  • Library – add and share items within Edmodo
  • Group Management – set member options and access

Other features that you enjoy (syncing files on Google Drive, resetting student passwords, removing students from groups, etc.) are still available on the full web version of Edmodo, which can be accessed through the Safari browser on your iPad.

2. Will the Edmodo iPad App include more features in the future?

We’re working on bringing the Edmodo Planner and the Edmodo Store to the iPad app. Going forward, our core focus will be improving your in-classroom iPad experience, which means enhancing the functions of the existing app (such as group communication tools), and making navigation as easy and intuitive as possible for you and your students.

3. How should I use the Edmodo iPad app to best enhance my classroom experience?  

The iPad app is best used as a synchronous communication tool in the classroom. The core features of posts, replies, quizzes, and the library help facilitate in-classroom collaboration and learning. The app can also be used outside of the classroom for submitting assignments and continuing in-class discussions.

To take full advantage of advanced features used for planning and grading, we recommend logging in to the full web version of Edmodo, which can be accessed through the Safari browser on your iPad.

4. Will I be updated on the latest Edmodo iPad App features as they are released?

Yes! There are currently three ways to stay up-to-date:

5. Can parents sign up and/or login through the Edmodo iPad App?

The iPad app does not currently support parent accounts. Parents can still access the full web version of Edmodo, which can be accessed through the Safari browser on an iPad.

6. Will the Android and iPhone apps be updated?

Yes! Both apps are currently in development and will be updated in the near future. Please subscribe to the Edmodo Blog or follow the “What’s New” section of the Edmodo Help Center for ongoing product news and updates.

Visit our Help Center to learn more about how to use the iPad app, and as always, the support team is available 24/7 to respond to any further questions you may have.

6 responses to “Frequently Asked Questions About The New iPad App”

  1. Karen Peterson says:

    We were wondering about the resubmitting of tests. This was an AWESOME feature the last version. Will we see that soon?

  2. Tristan says:

    When will the Android build be a bit more… Modern? It’s just I don’t have any iOS device – Android is a bit easier to build on…

  3. Skyler Collins says:

    What is the new I pad app anyways? Like what doesn’t do or what does it affect

  4. Becky says:

    My iPad 2 app is not working. It logs in and then crashes after about 10 seconds. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue…I’ve already deleted and reinstalled the app & still crashing. Please help! Thanks

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