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  1. 1 vote
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      completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show more tiles when sharing

      I created a symbaloo that has 4 tiles on either side of the center search tile. Yet, only 3 tiles on either side show when I share it. I want to share the ENTIRE symbaloo, including those two outside columns of tiles.

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        completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better explanations on basic operations such as "Static" and "Publish" vs "Republish".

        More support on Sharing in general. Sharing is one of the best features, but can I share a Symbaloo with a Collaborator? With a premium account I can create users, but can I share a Webmix with a user? Does publishing a premium account publish all my Webmixes?

        Too many questions, not enough support.

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          completed  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Student passwords

          I would like to be able to generate a student password where they can access my Symbaloo but not have any rights to change anything! I love Symbaloo!!!!

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

            Hi there,

            This is possible if you wish to sign up for our Premium account! With Symbaloo Premium, you are given a custom URL where you will have total control over what is shown, and your students can log into the site without having the rights to make changes-besides this, even more perks are provided. Check out more about Symbaloo Premium here: http://www.symbalooedu.com/category/premium-2/
            http://www.symbalooedu.com/pricing/

            If you have any other questions, use the contact support button here and we will be happy to answer all of your questions!

            Best regards,
            Emma | Team Symbaloo

          • How do you set your background?

            I really want to set my background so it will stop moving.

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              completed  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

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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

              • 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.

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                  4 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 205 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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.

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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

                      • When I click a tile, symbaloo switch to this tab. I want to have the possibility to stay on the symbaloo tab.

                        When I click a tile, symbaloo switch to this tab. I want to have the possibility to stay on the symbaloo tab.

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                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            • 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

                              • I wish there was some easier way within the browser to add a new link without have to actually go to the website to add it.

                                Something like the "pin it" link you can have for pinterest, which makes it so much easier to save pages without having to go into Symbaloo itself.

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Can we get an Adroid app?

                                  Maybe I missed it, but a mobile app for Android and I-phone/pad would be super for quick access on tablets and such.

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

                                    Hi there Symbaloo-ers,

                                    We currently have an app for Android and iPhone! You can download it in the app store. For tablets, we have optimized Symbaloo for use in your preferred browser.

                                    Thank you for using Symbaloo. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know.

                                    Best regards,
                                    Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                  • 9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 2 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi there,

                                        You can absolutely move and copy a tile to other webmixes. Check out this Tuesday Tutorial on how to do it:
                                        http://www.symbalooedu.com/tutorials/tuesday-tutorial-drag-drop/

                                        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

                                      • Ability to edit a webmix once you have it in your own Symbaloo Profile

                                        When I first began using Symbaloo I searched for webmix's that I thought would be useful. After putting one in my Symbaloo, there were many tiles I didn't care for, such as a search engine mix page that has search engines that I don't use and engines I would like to add - but can't. When I couldn't edit it, I stopped looking for them as they were not useful to me at all. There should be a way to copy the mix in an unlocked format. There may be this option already but I don't know how it is…

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

                                          Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                                          Check out this article on unlocking webmixes added to your account via other accounts or the Symbaloo gallery:
                                          www.symbalooedu.com/didyouknow/unlock-webmix-in-free-accounts/

                                          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

                                        • Make it easier to find posted webmixes

                                          I created a webmix for my elementary school students, but even I have trouble finding it when I'm not logged in as myself. Maybe I'm just clueless and need to really dig into the site more, but it is still difficult for the younger users (i.e. 4th and 5th grade). Maybe have a Symbaloo version for kids/students that doesn't have as many places to get lost or confused.

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

                                            Hi Robert,

                                            It can be difficult to find your specific webmix in the database since there are so many; however, when you share your webmixes you are given a URL that you can give to your students that will take them directly to your webmix! Also, Symbaloo Premium provides an even better alternative. If you sign up for Symbaloo Premium, you are given your own URL that your students can go to. They will see any webmixes that you make visible, and can create free account under your premium solution, but will not have access to make edits unless you give them permission.

                                            Check out more about Symbaloo Premium here:
                                            http://www.symbalooedu.com/category/premium-2/
                                            http://www.symbalooedu.com/pricing/

                                            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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