Diigo Educator Accounts

You gotta love educator accounts! In my last post, I told you about Prezi educator licenses. Today, I’d like to tell you about Diigo, a social bookmarking site, that is now also offering free educator accounts. Diigo provides a powerful online research tool and learning environment that allows teachers and their students or colleagues to:

  • add highlights and sticky notes on any web page, anywhere, and access them anywhere.
  • utilize group online annotations for instruction or discussions.
  • share and interact online findings through group bookmarks, highlights, sticky notes, and forum discussions.
  • and a lot more!

With an educator account, you can create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks (and student email addresses are optional for account creation).

  • Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group so they can start using all the benefits that a Diigo group provides, such as group bookmarks and annotations, and group forums.
  • Privacy settings of student accounts are pre-set so that only teachers and classmates can communicate with them.
  • Ads presented to student account users are limited to education-related sponsors.

Student accounts have the following special settings:

  • Classmates in the same class are automatically added as friends with one another to facilitate communication, but students cannot add anyone else as friends except through email.
  • Students can only communicate with their friends and teachers.¬† No one except their friends can send message, group invite, or write on their profile wall.
  • Student profiles will not be indexed for People Search, nor made available to public search engines.

Click here to sign up for your Diigo educator account. Make sure you use your CUNE email address.

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