As many of you wrap up the fall semester and gear up for spring, we wanted to answer your most frequently asked questions. In a nutshell, there is no need to create new accounts - you and your students can (and should!) keep your same Edmodo accounts across grading periods. We also recommend archiving your old groups and creating new ones for the new semester, as well as following our other best practices.
1) What do I do with my groups at the end of the grading period?
We recommend that you create a new group for each new grading period and archive your old groups, which will clear the gradebook in your Progress section. If you want to reuse the name of an archived Group, be sure to rename the existing Group as you will not be able to create a new Group with the same name. Archiving a group saves all of the work and grades, and prevents any new posts from being made to the group.
2) How do I clear my gradebook for the new grading period?
To clear the gradebook for a group, archive the old group and create a new group for the new grading period. We also recommend exporting your gradebook to save a hard copy of your class grades before you archive your groups.
3) How do I get my students into my new group?
After you create your groups, invite your students to join. Students with existing accounts can join with the Group Code or Join URL and do not need to create new accounts. Students who have never created an account can create an account to join. If a locked code is used, you’ll get a notification asking to approve or deny their entrance into your group.
4) Can I reuse previously created tests and quizzes in my new groups?
5) How do I delete posts from last grading period?
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.
6) How can I easily monitor my groups over break?
If you don’t plan to check your groups frequently over the break, we suggest setting your students to read-only or choose to moderate all posts. This will ensure you stay in full control of your group!
7) How do I get my students’ parents ready for the new grading period?
If the parent has an Edmodo account, and the student is using the same account as before, the parent is ready to go. As the child joins or leaves classes, the parent account will automatically update. If a parent has never created an account, he or she can easily create one by obtaining the student's Parent Code.
8) What do I do if a student forgets his/her login information?
If the student is in your group, you can find the student’s username and reset the password on the group’s “Members” page. If the student isn’t in your group, the owner of a group the student is in can reset the student’s password.