Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a student account, part of Up and Running with Edmodo.
- The purpose of this video is to help you create a student account on the Edmodo platform. First you want to make sure that you're on edmodo.com, and this brings up the Edmodo homepage. On Edmodo, there are teacher, student, and parent accounts. I want to make sure that I have students selected. In order to sign up for an account, you will need a six digit group code that should be provided to you by your teacher. This group code will be one that was created just for the group you're entering, so please don't share this code with others outside of the group.
I'm going to type in a sample group code, and then I need to enter my name, a username and password. The username must be one that isn't already taken at Edmodo. So if you type one in and you get a message telling you that the username already exists, you'll need to try another one. I recommend creating a username that consists of your name in some way so that it's easy for others to identify you. If your teacher provides any guidelines for creating a username, be sure to follow them.
Here I'm going to put in oschinkten and that is available. And I'm going to enter in a password. Password must be at least six digits long. When I have that done I'm going to click sign up for free. And I have now created a student account in Edmodo. Once you have an Edmodo account, you'll be able to use it to sign up for multiple groups. If you're using Edmodo in more than one class, you will not need to sign up for other accounts, you'll just be able to enter that group from within this account.
Once I'm inside Edmodo, on the left side you can click on join a group to enter in another group code. A pop-up will appear, and then I can enter in the group code that I'm given by another teacher, or the same teacher that I'm in in order to join a small group once the class gets started. I recommend updating your profile right away. At the top of the page, click on profile image icon, and a drop down menu will appear. We'll click on settings.
Here they ask if you want to give an email address. On Edmodo an email address is not required, so you do not have to give one. This would be if you want to receive notifications in the future. So I have my name, country, and another important thing to enter is your timezone. You want to make sure that if your teacher or group members provide a time for something, that you have the right timezone selected in your account. In this case, I am in the Pacific timezone. If you're not sure at what timezone you're in, ask your teacher.
I can also add a profile image. I'm going to click here. I need to verify my password. And I can now add an image. You can upload a photo from your account. They give you a random avatar that you can use, I don't want that one, so I'm going to personalize the avatar. Now don't spend too much time on this part, but I'm going to click here, here. I'll go with this shirt.
I'm going to go with this avatar, and I'll click save, update, and save personal info. So now as you can see in the upper right corner, my profile image has officially changed. On the left side bar you can also click on email and text updates. Edmodo doesn't require you to use this, but if you'd like to receive text or email updates, you can do so by entering in your email or phone number, and then selecting what you'd like to be notified of, including notes, assignments, quizzes, direct messages, and replies.
You likely don't want to be notified of all of the activity, as you'll receive a ton of messages once the year gets going. If I go back to my home page by clicking on the home icon, in the middle of the page is the activity stream. This is the most important part of the account because it's where you'll receive any message, assignments, quizzes, or polls. As a student, you have the ability to share a message with the entire group that you belong to, you can reply to a message that someone else posts, and you can even send a direct message to your teacher.
You are not able to send a direct message to another student, however, and you cannot post to groups that you don't belong to. Use the activity stream to communicate with your teacher and your class, but remember that when you post to a group everyone including your teacher can see it, so act responsibly and represent yourself well. Hopefully you enjoy using your Edmodo account. Find ways to use it to stay more organized, and to communicate with your teacher and other students.
- Signing up for a teacher account
- Creating groups
- Communicating with notes and polls
- Collaborating with assignments, quizzes, and Edmodo Snapshot
- Storing resources in Edmodo's digital library
- Grading assignments
- Connecting with other educators and communities
- Purchasing apps
- Using Edmodo in flipped classrooms
- Using Edmodo as a student