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  1. 101 votes
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      completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Be able to link to documents not just websites.

      I know you can link a document to a website and do it that way but its an extra step. If you could just upload a document like you can a photo that would be a timesaver and would make my symballo truly a one stop place for students to go.

      156 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Launch any Windows applications using Symbaloo (e.g. Word, Windows media, Control Panel, etc).

        It would be great if we could launch any Windows application (Word, Excel, Windows Media, Control Panel, Radio readers etc.) from Symbaloo.

        471 votes
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          7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow multiple owners to edit one symbaloo webmix. (i.e. If a teacher creates a webmix but gives me editing rights.)

          Allow multiple owners to edit one symbaloo webmix. (i.e. A teacher can create a webmix but grant another teacher editing rights.)

          314 votes
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            38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi there,

            Thank you for your great feedback. I will forward this on to our developers, and hopefully they will be able to work it into Symbaloo in the future.

            Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! Thank you for using Symbaloo.

            Best regards,
            Lauren | Team Symbaloo

          • 205 votes
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              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a way to archive and recover all links.

              I have become quite dependent on Symbaloo for bookmarks. I would hate to lose all of the links. Provide a way to archive and recover them in case of an accidental deletion, etc.

              127 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi there,

                Thank you for using Symbaloo. Your Symbaloo account is always saved and backed up in our secure cloud. We do not offer the feature for you to be able to save your webmixes outside of Symbaloo.

                Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

                Best regards,
                Lauren | Team Symbaloo

              • A hover-over/pop-up, message for each link. Teachers know that some kiddos need that extra BOOST to investigate a resource.

                Please allow teachers (or anyone) the option to create a hover-over/pop-up, message for links. I wouldn't use it for every icon, just those websites that are less known to my kiddos. This is helpful for those websites that only enable a user enter through their homepage (they don't allow links to their subpages). I could remind students of what links to look for on the homepage.

                27 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 179 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi there Symbaloo-ers,

                    You can absolutely search your own account for webmixes and alphabetize your webmixes in the tab bar and side bar. Check out these articles on how to do so!

                    http://www.symbalooedu.com/didyouknow/searching-your-own-symbaloo/

                    http://www.symbalooedu.com/didyouknow/arranging-webmixes/

                    Make sure to visit our blog every Tuesday and Thursday at noon to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                    Best regards,
                    Emma | Team Symbaloo

                  • Text to separate areas or classify different types of links in a mix

                    I really need to organized the links and it is nice to have the buttons but I would like to put a text based block and border so the links are classified and organized better. One overall title does not give me enough space to identify my links.

                    67 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • resize tiles

                      Please please please add in the function of RESIZING TILES! Yeah, I know, Metro UI has ruined us all, but on my webmixes, there are some sites I would really like to have the tile take up 4 tile spaces instead of one. It CAN be done, you know it can, otherwise the NEWS webmix would all be 1x1 squares. Let US do it too!!!!! PLEEEEEASE!!!!

                      106 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I would like to be able to download a document to a certain tab.

                        I am building a tab for The American Revolution. I would like to add a rubric or an assignment for my students.

                        53 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Symbaloo-ers!

                          You can link a tile to a Google Doc and upload your document to the Google Drive. Check out this article on how to do it!

                          http://www.symbalooedu.com/tutorials/uploading-files-to-symbaloo/

                          Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                          Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                          Best regards,
                          Emma | Team Symbaloo

                        • I wish I could lock my webmix.

                          I have accidentally deleted one and there is no way to recover it. My husband has also deleted my webmix by accident because he thought he was minimizing it.

                          50 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                            Pressing the remove button when a webmix is open, and agreeing to delete the webmix forever is the only way to delete a webmix forever. In Laura’s case, I bet your “minimized” webmix is still recoverable. Select the icon to the right of your tab bar and look through all of your webmixes. If you have a lot, try opening the magnifying glass at the top of your page and then in the search bar, select the “webmixes” search option and search the name of your webmix.

                            Thank you for using Symbaloo and for you feedback!

                            Best regards,
                            Emma | Team Symbaloo

                          • Drag and drop

                            You can drag and drop a url icon from the address bar down onto your Favourites bar to create a shortcut - i'd like to do that with Symbaloo - maybe drag and drop from my Favourites bar onto my Symbaloo desktop and voila...new button. PS - I love Symbaloo!

                            43 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                              As of now you cannot drag and drop to create tiles in your webmixes. However, you can download the Symbaloo bookmarker. It installs a bookmarker icon in your browser so that when you are on a page you want to link a tile to then all you have to do is click on the icon and voilà a new tile:) For more information on the Symbaloo bookmarker go to our blog here: http://www.symbalooedu.com/symbalooedu-bookmarker/

                              Thanks for using Symbaloo and providing the great feedback!

                              Best regards,
                              Emma | Team Symbaloo

                            • Needs a true iPad app

                              If I can't sync between my laptop and my iPad, it's pointless. The iPhone app is not meant for use on an iPad screen.

                              11 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                                Symbaloo was optimized for use in a browser on all tablets, so simply visit www.symbaloo.com. The iPhone app is not intended to be used on the iPad. You will likely find that Symbaloo in your browser is what you were hoping to use on your tablet!

                                Best regards,
                                Emma | Team Symbaloo

                              • 30 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi there,

                                  Check out our blog on how to get your embedded Symbaloo webmixes to be viewable in Google Sites:
                                  http://en.blog.symbaloo.com/making-your-webmixes-visible-on-google-sites/

                                  Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-to’s at www.symbalooedu.com

                                  Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                  Best regards,
                                  Lauren | Team Symbaloo

                                • Would like the ability to share a symbaloo webmix with symbaloo edu user

                                  I created a symbaloo webmix before having an EDU account, but now cannot share the symbaloo with the edu version.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi there,

                                    Check out this blog post on how to share your regular webmixes with your edu account!

                                    http://www.symbalooedu.com/tutorials/www-webmix-to-edu-account/

                                    Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                                    Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                    Best regards,
                                    Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                  • I can't stay logged in. I use the internet frequently throughout the day at work and it is very annoying to have to keep logging in.

                                    As long as my computer remains turned on, I don't want to have to keep logging in every time I open my browser.

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                                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there,

                                      Make sure you have all cookies being saved from Symbaloo! Many people deny cookies to be saved, but that includes your username and password which allows for logins.

                                      Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                                      Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                      Best regards,
                                      Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                    • A quick add option similar to bookmarking a page in a browser would be awesome - so you could add a tile with a single click

                                      A quick add option similar to bookmarking a page in a browser would be awesome - so you could add a tile with a single click

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                                      • It should be easier to change your site when adding more to it.

                                        I continue to have problems with having others to view the newest version of my symbaloo site. This process should automatically update to be more available to my students that already know the site that they've been using since the beginning of the year.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi there,

                                          Do you have a Premium solution? Make sure to press the publish button every time you wish to finalize your changes! That will publish your changes for your students to see.

                                          If you have a free version, don’t forget to press the Update button near the search button at the top of your webmix!

                                          Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                                          Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                          Best regards,
                                          Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                        • Duplicate Webmix

                                          I would like to be able to duplicate the webmix to rename and add new items to for different groups of teachers/students

                                          5 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                                            You can absolutely do this by sharing the webmix, and then saving the URL provided with the shared webmix. Search the URL in a new tab, and then press the “Add this webmix” button. It will add it to your account!

                                            It will appear with a lock on it. The lock means that it will update every time you update your original webmix. To unlock it, make sure to go to the Share button while the locked webmix is open, and in the side bar select the “Stop updates” button.

                                            Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                            Best regards,
                                            Emma | Team Symbaloo

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