Spotlight Content Specs

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Thank you for sharing resources on Edmodo Spotlight! Your content will be visible to the 70M+ users on our platform. Email your .CSV file  that meets the below criteria to spotlight@edmodo.com. See how live resources are splayed  spotlight.edmodo.com.

Sample CSV file

The CSV file must:

  • Be any file name with a .csv file type.
  • Have 31 columns, with the first row being column titles (without quotation marks).
Header Required Type Min Limit Max Limit Sample Data Master Data List
title Mandatory String 10 Characters 80 Characters
description Mandatory String 50 words 4000 Characters
resource_types Mandatory Integer 1 2 1,2 Reference Data
subjects Mandatory Integer 1 4 12,20 Reference Data
grade_levels Mandatory Integer 1 4 1,2,3 Reference Data
usage_right Mandatory Integer 1 1 2 1 – Purchase
2 – ShareALike
3 – Attribution
4  – Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives
restricted_to Mandatory String 1 3 ST T – Teacher
S – Student
P – Parent
is_file Mandatory Integer 1 1 0 – External Link
1 – Download Content
access_url Mandatory String 1024
subject_areas Mandatory Integer 1 2 93,19 Reference Data
search_tags Mandatory String
language Mandatory String 2 3 en Reference Data
country Mandatory String 2 3 us Reference Data
resource_availability Mandatory Integer 1 1 0 0 – Everyone
1 – My State Only
2 – My District Only
thumb_1 Mandatory String 1024
thumb_2 Optional String 1024
thumb_3 Optional String 1024
thumb_4 Optional String 1024
price Optional Decimal 9 1.99
currency Optional String 1 1 $ Reference Data
unique_id Optional String 255
cc_tags Optional Integer 1 12 1,2,3,4
describe_usefulness_for_teachers Optional String 1024

If You want to upload Online Courses on Edmodo platform, then along with above fields, you need to send following list of fields as well.

Header Required Type Min Limit Max Limit Sample Data
instructor Optional Email abc@abc.com
course_start_date Optional Date 12/15/2018
course_end_date Optional Date 12/30/2018
syllabus Optional Date 4000
additional_material_for_course Optional String 2048
materialtitle_of_course Optional String 1024
prerequisites_for_course Optional String 4000


“title”Below are details of each field mentioned in above tables.

    • The title is displayed at the top of the product page and in search results on the product card. Use key words that a teacher might use to find your resource. Standard utf-8 encoding.
  • “description”
    • The description is displayed on the product page and provides an overview of your content. This is what teachers will read when clicking on your resource, before deciding whether or not to download it. Describe your content, including how it addresses a specific subject and standards. Tell us what academic objectives it achieves. Try to anticipate questions that teachers may have. A great description is around 100 words, provides a detailed overview backs it up with anecdotes or data and anticipates questions / concerns of users. Standard utf-8 encoding.
  • “resource_types”
    • The resource type tags the content and makes it searchable from the home page You can select up to 2 resource types for each piece of content.
  • “subjects”
    • The subject tags the content and makes it searchable from the home page You can select up to 4 subjects for each resource (unless you select Subject 1- then you can only select one). 
  • “subject_areas”
    • The subject area tags the content and makes it searchable from the home page You can select up to 2 subject areas for each resource. The subject area must correspond to its parent subject.  Leave this field blank if you selected “1 – Not Subject Specific” as Subject
  • “grade_levels”
    • The grade level tags the content and makes it searchable from the home page You can select up to 4 grade levels for each resource (unless you select #17- Not Grade Specific- then you can only select one).  
  • “usage_right”
    • The sharing rights help teachers determine how they can use your resource. Select only 1 sharing right for each resource.  If you are sharing free resources, you can choose one of 3 Creative Commons licenses. If you are selling your resource, you must select 1- Purchase. See the table below for the integer that represents each sharing right.  Single integer.
    • 1 Purchase
    • 2 ShareALike
    • 3 Attribution
    • 4 Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives
  • “restricted_to”
    • You can restrict access of a resource to Teachers, Students or Parents or combination of it. See below list for character that represents each user type. When you want to share resource for multiple user groups, then append those characters without any spaces in between, e.g. STP (it will be available to Teachers, Students and Parents), no spaces
      • T Teacher
      • S Student
      • P Parent
  • “is_file”
    • If you are sharing a link to external content, enter 0. If you are sharing a file for download, enter 1. Single integer 0 or 1.
  • “access_url”
    • If you are sharing a link, enter the url. If you are sharing a file, enter a link that is available for download (Dropbox, etc). If you are sharing a file, you can delete the link after the upload is complete. We will host it on our servers.
    • Accepted file types include (but are not limited to): .avi, .bmp, .doc, .docx, .epub, .flv, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .key, .mov, .mp3, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4 (H.264 SD or HD), .m4a, .m4v, .pdf, .png, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .pub, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .wav, .xls, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltx, and .zip.
  • “unique_id”
    • Include a unique identifier for your resource (such as an ISBN number). String, maximum 255 characters.
  •  “thumb_1”
    • Images show up in the search results of your product. Please include a link to an image file that is available for download (Dropbox, etc).  This image will be the cover image. String URL. Accepted file types are jpg, png or gif. Ideally 680px width x 360px height image (3/4 aspect ratio).
  • “thumb_2” “thumb_3” and “thumb_4”
    • In addition to the main image in column 11, you can include three more images that will show up on your product page. These images are optional so you can leave these columns blank. Accepted file types are jpg, png or gif. Ideally 680px width x 360px height images (3/4 aspect ratio).
  • “describe_usefulness_for_teachers”
    • Provide an idea for how the teacher can integrate this resource into their classroom. You can mention discussion, Collaboration, assessment etc.
  • “price”
    • If you are selling your resource, set the price here. The minimum price is $0.99. If you are sharing your resource for free, leave this column blank. Number greater than 0.99.
  • “currency”
    • If you are selling your resource, set the currency symbol here. Default is US Dollar
  • “search_tags”
    • Keywords which shall allow users search these resources quickly.
  • “language”
    • Language of the Resource contents
  • “country”
    • Country in which resource shall be made available to. You shall select “All” if no restriction to be applied.
  • “resource_availability”
    • If you want to restrict the resource/content to specific State or District which you belong to, then choose the appropriate option.
  • “cc_tags”
    • The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). If your resource confirms to any of Common Core Standards, then select up-to 12 tags.
  • “instructor”
    • Email Id of the User who is going to be instructor of the course.
  • “course_start_date”
    • Start Date of the course.
  • “course_end_date”
    • End date of the course.
  • “syllabus”
    • Describe in brief what topics will be covered by the Course.
  • “additional_material_for_course”
    • Additional Material to be given to the attendees of the course. Enter a link that is available for download (Dropbox, etc). We will host it on our servers.
  • “material_title_of_course”
    • Name of the File to be shown on the Screen to Users.
  • “prerequisites_for_course”
    • Any pre-requisites for the Course.

 

If you have questions about these specifications please contact us at spotlight@edmodo.com.