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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).
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.
Students are added to the group one of three ways:
Once your groups have been added you can access and manage your groups from the teacher console homepage.
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.
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.