Getting Started with Edmodo

We’ve organized some resources to help you begin engaging students and communicating with parents in your digital classroom.

Getting Started with Edmodo

We’ve organized some resources to help you begin engaging students and communicating with parents in your digital classroom.

Need an Edmodo Account? Start here.

What type of account do I need? Take a look

1. Go to Edmodo and click Sign Up

2. Sign up as a Teacher, Student, or Parent

Sign up as a teacher
Sign up as a student
Sign up as a parent

3. Take a look at our Help Center for step-by-step instructions, or take a look at the resources below.

4. Are you a School Administrator?

Learn more about Admin accounts
Set up Edmodo for my school or district

Looking for remote learning or distance learning resources?

Are you or others impacted by school closures? We’ve put together some resources to help you get started with distance learning using Edmodo.

1 – 2 – 3.  A Starter Guide for Teachers

Step 1: Set up your Classes

We recommend creating a set of Classes that supports your teaching schedule. There are plenty of ways teachers set up their schedule on Edmodo, by period, subject, or using Small Groups. Learn more

  1. Select the “···” icon by the “My Classes” heading in the left panel.
  2. Select “Create a Class” from the menu options that appear.
  3. Enter the information and click “Create.” If your Class spans multiple grade levels, click “Range” and then set the range of grade levels.

Step 2: Invite your Students

Once your teaching schedule is set up, invite your students to join your Classes. There are a few different ways you can get your students to join either in class or at home. Learn more

To invite students using the Class Code:

  1. Find the 6-digit Code in the Class header at the top of your Class page.
  2. Share this Code directly with students.

See this Help Center article for more information.

Other ways you can invite students to your Class:
PDF Handout · Join URL Link · Enter their info directly

IMPORTANT: Class Codes should never be shared in unsecure public spaces. Make sure you understand your Class Code before using it.

Take a guided tour of an Edmodo Class

Take a guided tour of an Edmodo Class

Step 3: Start a Conversation

Now that your Class is set up and you’ve added students, it’s time for the magic to happen. To start, try sending a Welcome Note or a Poll. Sprinkle in a few updates about your class. Learn more

If you’re ready to dive into Quizzes, Assignments, and other Edmodo features, see below.

Send a Welcome Note

Post an introductory Note your students. You can even Pin the Post to keep it at the top of your Class page for your students’ first few days. If you want, you can encourage them to reply to your Post to help them learn how to use Edmodo.

Poll your Class

Start a Poll to get your students engaged right away. Polls can be used as icebreakers or as informal assessments (like bell ringers or exit tickets) for the day’s lesson. Keep in mind that Polls are anonymous and students won’t be able to see the Poll results until they submit their own response.

Share Updates, Activities, and Class Resources

Try using Edmodo Posts in different ways to complement your lesson plan. Use rich text to make your message to students stand out. Create an Agenda to share resources and set class expectations. Also, be sure to take advantage of Edmodo’s built-in Assignments and Quizzes features.

Edmodo Basics Course
Take the free, self-paced course on Teachable and learn how to create and engage students in flexible, digital learning spaces on Edmodo. Additional courses also available here.

Ready to move on from the basics? Try more of Edmodo’s features to engage your students and build classroom culture

You’re on your way to becoming an Edmodo pro. We recommend you try out Assignments and Quizzes next, and then keep exploring from there. We’re always amazed at the many creative ways our community uses Edmodo, and we can’t wait to hear what you dream up.

Teacher Training Videos

Understanding Account Types

Managing Class and Group Member Accounts

Class and Group Safety Tutorial