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Edmodo – A Guide for Teachers

All you need to know about Edmodo will be covered in this article.  This online learning platform has become popular, especially during the COVID-19 era.  In this article, we will equip teachers with all the necessary tools to effectively deliver in their class like a pro.

Edmodo Teacher Guide – PDF

Let us begin by looking at “The Edmodo Teacher Guide.”  The link below will take you to a PDF guide created for the Scottsdale Unified District.  Before I share the link with you, please allow me to share with you some of the “goodies” you will receive.  Please however note that some of the things will not apply, but this document is an excellent place for teachers who prefer to learn by reading.

Here is a list of what you can expect to read.

  • What is Edmodo?
  • Top tools and features
  • Signing up as a teacher
  • Account settings
  • Creating a class
  • Managing members
  • Managing parent accounts
  • Group settings
  • Posting (assignments, notes, etc.)
  • Calendar
  • Library
  • Gradebook
  • Badges

Here is the link to “The Edmodo Teacher Guide.”

Introduction to Edmodo – Video

I am now going to introduce you to Russell Stanard from “Teacher Training Videos.”  I like learning from this guy because he gets to the point, breaks it down when needed, and is always sharing new, high-quality videos.  Russell gives us a step-by-step guide in this video.

This is a Youtube video that gives a sound introduction to Edmodo.  Here is the list of topics covered in this 23 minutes video:

  • Creating an account and logging in to your first class
  • How students will log in
  • Creating your first post
  • Adding pictures, files, etc.
  • Creating polls
  • Deleting posts
  • Pinning a post
  • Create and embed folders

It is now time to view the video.  Please go ahead and click and watch the video “Introduction to Teaching Online with Edmodo.”

In the next section, we will be taking a look at how to use “quizzes” on the Edmodo platform.

Creating a Quiz

Please see below for a few of the steps to create a quiz in Edmodo.

  1. Click on Quiz
  2. Click on “Create Quiz.”
  3. Give your quiz a title (Top left-hand corner).
  4. Now set the time limit the students will have available to complete the quiz.
  5. Go to “Type” to choose the question type, eg multiple-choice, etc. The options are:
  • Multiple Choice
  • True False
  • Short Answer
  • Fill in the blank
  • Matching

Next you will create your questions. Let us take a look at Multiple Choice Questions in Edmodo.

Multiple Choice Questions in Edmodo

  1. Type the question and the responses. Be sure to use the order in which you want them to appear.
  2. Click the “Add Responses” box found at the bottom of the page, if you would like to add more responses.
  3. In order to select the correct response, click on “Correct Answer.” This will be located next to the correct response.
  4. You can attach a link, or maybe you would like to attach an item from the Library.
  5. Points are awarded for each correct answer and you are at liberty to change the points in Edmodo.
  6. The “Remove Question” button gives you the option to remove a question. This button is found to the right of the question at the top.
  7. There is a “+” on the left-hand sidebar. This is used to add a new question. At this point, you can either make another Multiple Choice Question, or you could change the question type to one of those previously mentioned ( True/False, Short Answer, Fill in the blank, or Matching).

True / False Questions

  1. When prompted, go ahead and type a statement in the “question Prompt” box.
  2. Tell whether the answer is “True” or “False.”

Short Answer Questions

  1. Type the question/prompt in the “Question Prompt” box.
  2. Kindly note that answers will vary in this section of Edmodo. You will have to view the responses from your students and give feedback.

Fill in the Blank Questions

  1. Use underscores to tell where you need a blank to appear. Eg. I am _______________ mother.
  2. Use the boxes below the text to write the answers.

Matching

  1. In this section of the Edmodo platform simply enter the options
  2. Also enter the matching choices. You should do them in order, but this will be in a random order when the students go to the questions.
  3. Again, here you can change the instructions given for the questions.

Once you are through creating the questions, click on “Assign Quiz.” This is found at the top right-hand corner of the screen. Note that you will be given an opportunity to preview the quiz prior to making it available to the students. Look below the “Assign Quiz” button for the “Preview” button.

Assign a due date once you are taken to your homepage. Here you should add a grade book and also select the students assigned the quiz.

Now you know how to create a quiz in Edmodo and have the computer mark the activity. Have you read these articles?

  1. What is Edmodo?
  2. Google Classroom – A Complete Video Guide.

Check the following links for Edmodo Quiz training:

  1. https://youtu.be/OvotYNOO3zA
  2. https://youtu.be/HYr4JrdHEwg

Stay tuned for more guides.

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