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Professional Development Communities

Edmodo wanted to expand its core use case of a free basic learning management system and classroom community tool into an educational community tool. They were bringing on new types of users to a loosely defined product area. Requiring us to update, redesign a part of the product that hadn’t been touched in 5 years.

Year

2020

Role

Staff Designer

Company

Edmodo

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Challenges

Edmodo’s classroom has a single stream intending to allow educators to share announcements, tasks, and promote conversations. The stream became overwhelmingly a mix of announcements, assessments, assignments, and conversations. Making it difficult for both educators and learners to stay on top of what was happening in the classroom.

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Goals

The goal of this project was to help Educators better organize and communicate important priorities and expectations to their learners in a asynchronous format. Additionally, we wanted to help Learners & Parents keep track and execute on the expectations educators have for them and their class. We expected this to increase assessment view and completion rates.

Solutions