Ace the School Year With Edmodo Webinars and FAQs
Posted by: Elena Ontiveros
Just like your students, even teachers sometimes forget a thing or two over the summer. Your students have you for support, so we created something you can rely on: the Edmodo Help Center.
With hundreds of resources, it’s got everything you need to become an Edmodo techxpert. As you ramp up for another school year, here are some great ways for you to get started and get to know Edmodo:
Whether you’re wondering what Edmodo can do, want to get inspired by other teachers, or need to learn more about a new feature, our live and on-demand webinars are designed to work on your schedule.
- Edmodo Overview. Perfect for beginners, learn how to create a Group, add students, post, and connect with other Edmodo users. Available on-demand.
- Snapshot: Assessment in a Snap. Learn to take the guessing out of assessing with our free micro-assessment tool for grades 3-12 Math and ELA standards. Live.
- Teachers’ Lounge. Hosted by techxpert teachers, each webinar covers a specific topic related to education and using Edmodo in the classroom. Live and recorded.
- District Spotlight. Hear school and district administrators share specific stories on how they successfully use Edmodo to drive learning outcomes. Live and recorded.
Looking for content on professional development, digital citizenship, or in Spanish and Portuguese? Check out our full list of back-to-school webinars.
Already on Edmodo and need to know how to dive back into a new school year with new students and Groups? We’ve got you covered with answers to your frequently asked questions.
What do I do with the old Groups I created?
If you don’t need an old Group you created, you can archive a Group. When a Group is archived, all of the work and grades for the semester are saved, and the Group becomes inactive.
How do I get my students in my new Group?
After you create a Group, you can invite your students to join. Students with existing accounts can be added with the Group Code or Join URL. Students who have never created an account can create an Edmodo student account to join. When your Group Code is locked, students can enter the locked code to enter an approval queue for your Group.
Why is my Group Code locked? Can students still use locked Group Codes?
Group Codes automatically lock after two weeks to give you control over who joins the Group. Never fear! Locked Group Codes can still be used to join a Group. When a student uses a locked Group Code, you simply need to approve a student’s request to join before the student is added to the Group. You can also unlock your Group Code at any time, which will generate a brand new Group Code.
What is Snapshot and how can I use it at the beginning of the year?
With smart quizzes and instant analytics, Snapshot is a free formative micro-assessment tool designed to help students master the grades 3-12 Math and ELA standards. Using Snapshot now is a great way to understand where your students stand and where they may need more help, and allows you to gauge student progress and personalize your instruction throughout the school year.
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.
How do I clear my gradebook in the Progress section?
We recommend you create a new Group for each new grading period and archive your old Groups, which will clear the gradebook in your Progress section.
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 ready to go. As the child joins or leaves classes or schools, the parent account will automatically update. If the parent has never created an account, they can easily create one by obtaining the student’s Parent Code.
I’m at a new school this year. What should I do with my old Groups and how do I get this to reflect on my Profile?
First, be sure to delete Groups you own with students from your previous school, or request to transfer Group ownership to a teacher at your former school. Then, update your Account Settings to reflect your current school.
If your new school has a school or district network, go to the network page (e.g. MyDistrict.edmodo.com), log in with your existing username and password, and enter the School Code when prompted.
My calendar events are off: the dates on posts and assignments are different than what my students and parents see. How do I fix this?
Please make sure students, parents, and teachers all have matching time zones and this will clear up the issue. You can change your timezone in your Account Settings.
Visit our Help Center for all the ways you can use Edmodo in your classroom. With resources created by real teachers, our Help Center is here to offer you real support.