Diigo Education Edition

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There are two kinds of Diigo Education Offerings:

a) Diigo Education Domain (school) ~ new! 
    K-12 School / IT administrators:Qualify your domain as Diigo Education domain here »

b) Educator Account (teacher)
    Teachers: upgrade your own account to Diigo Educator account here » . (Why upgrade ?) 

For more info on "Diigo Education Domain", please see the following pages:
FAQ and Getting Started Guide (work-in-progress


Diigo provides users the option for creating an educator account.  Through the Educator Console you can create private accounts for your students, even without email addresses.  Having access to a Diigo account provides students with the organizational tools for research and collaboration through the use of bookmarks and tags.  Diigo also allows endless possibilities for learning by offering annotating tools; highlighting options, floating sticky notes, comment options.  These tools are unique in that they can be applied directly to any webpage; teachers can keep individual student work well organized and provide public or private feedback.  Students working in groups also have access to annotated work and comments.  The first step to having a seemingly endless number of educational possibilities at your fingertips is to set up a Diigo account, apply for an educational account and get started (click here for instructions).

Student Accounts

Once approved for an educator account, setting up student accounts is simple and straightforward. After signing in to Diigo, select the Teacher Console button located at the top of your screen.  You will be immediately taken to your teacher console homepage.

Creating a Group

Assign a Team Name

  • Click “Create a group for my class”
  • You are then prompted to provide a group name, given the option to provide a description for that group and prompted to make the group either private (seen only by the group) or public.
  • Click “Create my group” at the bottom of the page.

Adding Students

Students are added to the group one of three ways:

  • Creating student accounts and adding them to groups

    • Enter Name (first + initial to protect student privacy) separated by comma or import a list by uploading a comma separated file (CSF)
    • Click "Create"
    • Confirm student account by clicking privacy setting and clicking “Ok, create account(s)
  • Adding existing accounts to a specific group

    • Select students you would like to add to the group
    • Click “Add to group: group name"
  • Invitation

    • Enter email address
    • Add welcome message
    • Click "Invite"
    • The invitation option can be used not only to add students with existing Diigo accounts, but it can also be used to add colleagues or collaborating teachers

Once your groups have been added you can access and manage your groups from the teacher console homepage.

Managing Your Group

From the Teacher Console page you have access to all of your created groups.  From there you can add, invite or delete members.  You can also select the “manage group” option.  This option allows you to see group member accounts as well as select group moderators and monitor open and pending invitations.  It also provides the option to create a group “tag dictionary,” allowing the group to pre-define tags to ensure consistency.

Group Pages

A group’s information is stored on that group’s homepage.  Each member can contribute bookmarks or topics through buttons near the top of the page.  This page serves as a forum where group information can be stored and shared.  At any time, any member can make comments; all postings and comments are public to the group.  Group members can also subscribe to this group through RSS feed.


  • Keep a printed list of student accounts and passwords
  • Teach, teach and reteach sticky note etiquette – student comments can tend to be negative, off topic, inappropriate or made public if expectations are not adequately modeled and practiced
  • Model highlighting skills – just because students are able to highlight they will not always be able to distinguish good highlighting from bad
  • Keep the homepage open, even in another browser window, while working – save several steps by simply keeping the window open