I got an email from a teacher who just started using Edmodo who was concerned about how much and what his students were posting in his Edmodo group. He was asking if he could somehow moderate or turn off the students’ ability to post messages. Good news for him, Edmodo gives teachers that control. Check out the guide below to see how easy it is to do it.
Setting students to read only
Read only means just that. Students will only be able to read what is on Edmodo. They will not be able to post anything.
You can make the entire class this way or specific students.
The first step is to click on the Members link.
In the Members window, at the top there is a drop down menu called Set All Members to…
Click that and select Read-Only.
This will make all the students in the class read-only.
On the student’s account, students will have still have the ability to send the teacher a direct message, but they will be unable to post to the group.
Making an individual student Read Only
Go back to the Members area of the group.
Select a student from the list.
On the right hand side a window will appear with the student’s details.
There is a drop down menu called Access. Click on that and select Read Only.
Now that student does not have the ability to post to the group. Again, they can still send the teacher a direct message.
To set up a class so that you have to moderate (or approve) a post before it goes public to the group is easy to do as well.
On the far right hand column find the link to Group Settings and click that.
A new window will pop up. From here click on + Advanced Options.
This window will appear and put a check mark in Moderate all Posts and Replies.
Click Save and that’s it!
What the happens now?
When a student tries to post this message will appear.
On the teacher Edmodo account there will be a notification for 1 Post to Moderate. The teacher will click that link.
From here the teacher can Approve or Deny. If there are many posts, the teacher can Approve All as well.
This way the teacher can have the control to make sure that what is seen on Edmodo is appropriate and relevant.