Safety Best Practices

Follow the guidelines below for the safety of the members in your classes or groups:

Do not post Group codes publicly: It is a good idea to distribute the group code to your students in class. Distributing the code via a blog, Twitter, or any other public forum creates opportunities for unwanted persons to join your group. If you want to post the “join” information on your personal website to encourage teachers or students to join, please click on the link Join Class/Group URL for more information and helpful steps.

Lock Group codes after all students have joined: Once your students have joined your Edmodo group, be sure to lock the code. This prevents other users from joining your group without your approval (until you unlock the group again). There are easy step-by-step instructions on how to manage your class/group codes by clicking on the link Class/Group Code. Please note that codes automatically lock 14 days after creating a Class/Group or 14 days after resetting the code. However, the locked codes can still be used to join, but it will require the teacher's approval to complete the request to join the class or group.

  • Note: You can easily unlock your Group Code to allow new members to join or reset your group code to generate a new Group Code.  Once a code has been reset, the old or historical code previously designated to the class cannot be used to join.

Monitor student posts: As a group owner, you have complete control over your groups. Here are a few ways to help you manage student posts:

  • Set up notifications: Notifications alert you of new activity in your groups and connections. We recommend setting up text or email notifications to help you monitor students’ posts within your groups. To turn your notifications on, visit your “Account Settings” page.
  • Delete/edit posts: As the group owner, you can delete or edit any student post in the Group’s Post Stream by clicking on More(...) located on the top right-hand corner of the post. 
  • Post moderation: Post moderation requires the group owner to approve all posts and replies before they appear in the Group’s Post Stream. Post moderation can be turned on/off by clicking on More(...) located in the bottom right-hand corner of the class information panel and choosing Advanced Settings. 

Use read-only” status when needed: “Read-only” status provides a valuable bridge for students who are in the process of building appropriate digital citizenship skills. The read-only status can be managed by the teacher and allows a student to view classroom messages, submit assignments and communicate directly to his/her teacher, but it does not allow the student to post or reply to messages in the class/group.

Select unique student passwords: Students should create unique student passwords. Using generic passwords (such as “password”, “Name”123, or birthdates) makes it easy for students to guess each others’ passwords. 

  • Note: Passwords are case-sensitive.

Set expectations: It is important to set expectations with students about the content that is appropriate for your Edmodo class or group. At the beginning of the year, you may want to implement guidelines for proper behavior and etiquette.

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