Diigo Educator Account
Follow these easy steps to get started:
Step 1: Apply for an Educator Account
Step 2: Email Notification
- Visit the Diigo Education page http://www.diigo.com/education
(Note: please make sure that you are first signed into your diigo account prior to submitting your application.)
- Fill out the application, and submit. Please share as much info as possible to facilitate the approval process.
Note: We only accept school email to verify educator identity. If you
don't have one or need assistance, please contact us at
email@example.com. Deterring potential abuse is an important
consideration for us. Thanks for your understanding.
Step 3: Access Teacher Console
Once approved, you will receive an activation email. If you haven't received it within 48 hours, or can't
find your confirmation email, please check your spam folder, or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Your personalized Teacher Console, located at
http://www.diigo.com/teacher_entry/console, is where you create and
manage student accounts and class groups.
Your teacher console can be conveniently accessed via the drop-down menu under your username, as illustrated below:
Step 4: Create A Class Group
The first step for using Diigo for a new class is to create a new Diigo group for the class.
Click the "Create A Group for My Class" link to create a group for your class:
While setting up a class group is fairly similar to a regular group, here are a few differences:
- Recommended Keywords-
grade and subject for the class should be entered as keywords for the
class. This can be done by simply. pointing-and-clicking the grades
- Group members as friends - You as the teacher has the option to
automatically make all students in the same class group as friends with
one another on Diigo so they can easily communicate with each other.
This is especially needed since student accounts have been pre-set to
only allow messages from friends only.
Step #6: Create Student Accounts and add to class group.
If your students don't have emails, use Option #1 to create student
accounts by simply entering their names or uploading an entire class
roaster at once:
Input your students’ names, and we’ll automatically create usernames
& passwords for them. You can also edit necessary change before
the student accounts are created:
Tip: Students' real name are optional. You can just use some codename like "Student 101" in the name fields.
Step #7 Manage Class groups / Student Accounts using Teacher Console
To access, use the drop-down menu under your username and select "Teacher Console".
Once there, use these options to manage your class groups / student accounts:
- Group Name - click to view / manage the class group. For more tips on diigo group's functionalities, visit Diigo Groups Help section
- Add Members
- click to add more members (either by creating more student accounts
or inviting people to join by email or enter your friends' diigo
- Print Members -
click to print the class list. Cut them along the dotted line and hand
them out to your students. (note: only student accounts you created
will be printed.)
- Manage Members - You can grant any number of members as a moderator with editing right, ban any member, or restore their membership.
That's all about setting up student accounts and class group. For
more information about getting started with Diigo (how to install
diigolet / toolbar, bookmark, annotate, manage group and much more
advanced options), please make sure to check out our video tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A and Help files.