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The use of the website https://4all.e-me.edu.gr/ including the web crawling, the caching services and any other services provided by the website, implies the full acceptance of the herein described terms of use and recommends their practical acceptance.

Users

Website https://4all.e-me.edu.gr/ hosts "e-me for all", a free and open to all edition of e-me, the Digital Educational Platform which addresses everyone who doesn't have or doesn't want to use a Greek School Network (GSN) account.

Every student, teacher, researcher, educator, university student etc., who would like to navigate and use "e-me for all", can create an acount via simple registration. This is why, users of https://4all.e-me.edu.gr have to be very careful:

  • Before you accept friend requests from users, especially from those you don’t' know personally
  • Before you accept requests from other users who want to participate in the Hives you administer
  • While you communicate with other users (via personal messages, posts/ comments in the Hives etc.)
  • In case any user requests your personal data (full name, e-mail, password etc.)
  • While you post and especially while you share files either in your personal files space or inside the Hive environment

Each user is permitted a single login account in "e-me for all", login data of which (i.e. username and password) is not allowed to be shared with third parties.

Legal Use

The use of the website must be made only for legal purposes, in accordance with the terms hereof and in a way that does not limit or impede their use by third parties. The user of this website must not commit any acts or omissions that may cause malfunction of this website and adversely affect or endanger the provision of services to users.

All users must avoid publishing content (text, images, photos, video, posts and comments in the Hive's wall, e-me content, blog posts etc.), which could be illegal, threatening, harmful, slanderous, insulting, disparaging, offensive, pornographic, blasphemous, annoying, vulgar and indecent. Users should also avoid publishing any content that could be or trigger illegal or unlawful actions, could violate other users' privacy or publish gender, racial and other discrimination comments.

If users notice any of the above, they are kindly requested to immediately inform administrators of the Platform so that they take action by removing any such content or by deactivating the particular user's account.

Moreover, any user's account will be deactivated and the published content will be removed without any prior notice, if other users report any inappropriate content or if administrators observe any user activity that does not comply to the Platform's Terms of Use (e.g. threatening/ insulting attitude towards other users, deception attempts, abuse of available available resources, creation of fake access accounts etc.).

Disclaimer

CTI Diophantus, the project coordinator and implimenter of the Digital Educational Platform "e-me for all" disclaims all liability concerning time limitations, deletion, malfunction or unaccuracy of users' data storage and/ or any content deriving from personal webpages/ services. CTI institution claims no firm guarantee the unlimited operation of servers free from any errors, viruses, malicious software or similar causes although best effort is provided for efficient network operation.

The institution/ organization provides the content (e.g. information, names, photographs, depictions, data etc.) and the services available through the website "EXACTLY AS THEY ARE". Under no circumstances, the institution will not be liable for any legal claims of civil or criminal nature, nor for any possible damage (direct, special or consequential) of the user of this website.

The website may contain references (links) to websites of third parties exclusively for the user’s information. The reference to links belonging to third parties DOES not constitute adoption of their views and operations or acceptance of the content that they express, publish or post. Third parties-institutions/ organizations of the websites, responsible according to the law, are responsible only for the content of their sites or for any damage that may result from their use, when the user accesses them. The user accepts that visiting the sites of third parties means leaving the website and subjecting to the conditions of their use.

Deactivating Accounts

Moreover, if users do not access the Platform for more than 6 months, their account will be deactivated. In this case, users will be notified and if they do not access the Platform within a considerable amount of time their accounts will be decativated and the material published will be removed.

Support

Being the project promoter of "e-me for all" platform, Computer Technology Institute and Press "Diophantus" (CTI Diophantus), supports users in three ways:

Privacy Policy

Website https://4all.e-me.edu.gr/ aggregates personal information such as the full name, the e-mail and the profile of the users (student/ teacher) via Forms, such as the User Account Creation Form.

These data are used for statistical analysis reasons only and for improving the provided services and they are not disclosed to any third parties (natural or legal person) for no reasons except for the ones permitted by law provisions and imposed by competent authorities only.

his website may also aggregate non personal, user identification data with the use of relevant technologies such as cookies or/ and monitoring of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in users' hard disk and do not keep record of any document or file of their computer. Cookies facilitate users' access to specific services and/ or pages of the Platform and are used for statistical analysis and in order to identify which of the Platform's services are most usable or popular. Data aggregated could concern users' browser type, computer system, operational system, providers of online services and relevant such information.

Disclosure and Removing Illegal Posted Content Policy

If a copyright holder locates, in the website, illegally published material which a) is not covered by a limitation or another exception under Greek copyright law and for the use of which b) is not been given permission, the above holder is requested to contact in writing with the institution through e-mail in the address support@e-me.edu.gr, indicating the following:

  • 1. His contact data
  • 2. Full biographic data or, if not available, the material reference data.
  • 3. The URL in which the material is located (for example the URL of the record)
  • 4. Data that confirm that he is the holder and/or statutory declaration which will state that with individual responsibility and knowing the penalties provided for by the provisions of par. 6 of the article 22 of Law 1599/1986 declares that he is the holder of the intellectual property or his legal representative.

Upon receipt of the complaint, initiates the warning and withdrawal illegally published content process, as follows:

  • i. The institution, via e-mail, confirms that received the complaint and makes an initial assessment of its validity and reliability.
  • ii. Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the material temporarily withdrawn from institution’s website until the consensus solution.
  • iii. The complainant and the institution/ organization or any other person/entity deposited the material, is required to solve in common consent and in a short period of time the issue of the complaint by adopting one of the following solutions:
    • a. The material is re-published in the same form as before.
    • b. The material is re-published having undergone changes.
    • c. The material is permanently withdrawn from the list of websites
  • iv. As long as the institution and the complainant fail to achieve a mutually acceptable solution to the issue, the material remains non-available on the catalogue until reaching an agreement on the matter.

Jurisdiction, validity and modifications

The terms and conditions of use of this website and any amendment or alteration will be governed and supplemented by the Greek and European law and relevant international treaties. The Greek Courts are defined as any litigation courts arising from this. Any provision of the terms above found to be contrary to the aforementioned legal framework or becomes unenforceable, ceases to have effect and removed from the present, without, in any case, affect the validity of other conditions.

The terms and conditions of use of this website constitute the entire agreement between the institution/ organization and the user/visitor of the websites and their services and commit only those. No modifications of these terms of use will be taken into account and it is not part of this agreement unless expressed in writing and incorporated into these terms of use. Unless otherwise specified, with notice to the institutions website, the above conditions of use will be immediately valid in their entirety.

The institution reserves the right to unilaterally modify, add, alter the content or the services of the website and its terms of use, whenever it deems necessary.

 
Start with e-me: Step by step guide
for teachers for students
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30/09/20:
Announcement regarding the new school year.
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Welcome to e-me Digital Educational Platform
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What is e-me?

The e-me Digital Educational Platform for pupils and teachers, implements a safe integrated digital environment for learning, collaboration, communication and networking of all members of the school community.

e-me was created to become:

  • the personal working environment for every pupil and teacher
  • a safe place for collaboration, communication, sharing of files and utilization of digital content
  • a space for the social networking of pupils and teachers
  • a framework for the integration and operation of external apps
  • a space where the work of pupils, teachers and schools can be made public and showcased

e-me editions

The main, official edition of e-me Digital Educational Platform, which is directed to all students and teachers and - compared to the other editions - has the most recent and complete functionality of e-me.
ONLY users with a Greek School Network (GSN) account can access the official edition of e-me, assuring this way that all the users are certified.
In the official edition of e-me we also provide user support as well as other services that have been referred previously.
By using the official edition of e-me you find yourself in a safe environment where you can cooperate with other certified users from the educational community.

https://e-me.edu.gr

"e-me for all" is directed to everyone who wishes to use the e-me Digital Educational Platform but doesn't have or wants to use a Greek School Network (GSN) account.
It is free and open to everyone: students, teachers, researchers, educators, public and private sector personnel, and others. Access to the platform is given through user registration. "e-me for all" has the same functionality as the official e-me, but it doesn't provide the same level of security as its users are not certified. Moreover, it doesn't provide equivalent services and user support, like the ones offered by the official edition of e-me.

https://4all.e-me.edu.gr

Features

  • PROFILE

    Customize your profile

  • CONTACTS

    Manage your contacts (search, add etc.)

  • HIVES

    Create collaboration spaces (Hives). Communicate in Hives through wall posts and comments

  • COMMUNICATION

    Make calls, video calls and send real-time personal messages to your contacts.

  • NOTIFICATIONS

    Receive notifications in real-time from Hives, users and apps

  • e-me store

    Install apps to extend e-me's functionality

  • FILES

    Cloud storage for your personal files

  • e-me blogs

    Create personal blogs and Hive blogs

  • e-me content

    Create interactive learning objects and interactive educational resources

  • e-me assignments

    Create and assign tasks to Hive members

  • e-portfolio

    Organize and disseminate students' and teachers' achievements

  • my photodentro

    Create your personal repository of learning objects

  • e-books

    Visit e-books: Greek Interactive Textbooks

  • Photodentro LOR

    Visit the Greek National Learning Object Repository

  • ELeFyS

    Greek Illustrated Science Dictionary for School

You can use e-me to:

  • edit your profile,
  • personalize the platform's appearance and choose language (english or greek),
  • find and connect with other users of e-me by adding them to your personal contacts,
  • set your presence status (online - offline), communicate via direct messages in real-time and make calls or video calls with your contacts,
  • participate in other Hives or create new ones,
  • post & comment on the Hive wall, using the embedded rich text editor,
  • upload files to your personal cloud storage, keep them in-sync with your personal computer or mobile device and share them with your contacts,
  • create your e-portfolio and showcase your projects,
  • create your own interactive learning objects and interactive educational resources in general (via e-me content app) and share them with other members on the Hive wall,
  • participate in collaborative Hives' blogs or create new ones, create your personal blog and publish posts containing e-me content objects,
  • create and assign tasks to Hive members, submit answers and receive or submit feedback,
  • receive real-time notifications, inside e-me, from Hives, users and apps,
  • connect directly to the Greek National Learning Object Repository "Photodentro LOR", to "e-books: Greek Interactive Textbooks" and to Greek School Network services (blogs, meetings),
  • install and use apps from the e-me store and much more...

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Official e-me & "e-me for all"

1. What's the difference between οfficial e-me & "e-me for all"?

Both e-me editions provide the user with the same functionalities. Their only difference is on the users who can access each e-me environment. Official e-me lays emphasis on its safe environment, where only certified users of the Greek School Network (GSN) can have access. "e-me for all" lays emphasis on its 'openness' and thus gives access via simple registration to any user, who may or may not belong to the educational community.

2. I have an account in "e-me for all" and I just got an account in Greek School Network (GSN). What happens with my activity in "e-me for all"? Can it be transferred to the official e-me?

Your activity in "e-me for all" cannot be transferred in official e-me, as there is no connection between your two accounts in the different e-me editions. You will have to create again any contacts, Hives etc.

Access & User accounts

3. Who can have access to e-me?

e-me addresses all students and all teachers (permanent, adjunct teachers on temporary contracts) of Primary and Secondary Education.

For accessing official e-me the user needs a Greek School Network (GSN) account. For accessing "e-me for all" any user, even out of the educational community, can register.

4. How can I get an e-me account?

You can login to e-me with your Greek School Network (GSN) account.

Regarding "e-me for all" you just need to register to get an account.

5. I am a student but I don't have a Greek School Network (GSN) account. How can I get one?

To get help on how to register for a certified student account please visit this URL: https://register.sch.gr/students/ (available in Greek only).

For more information about the Students account service in the Greek School Network (GSN) please visit: http://register.sch.gr/students/help/ (available in Greek only).

6. I am a teacher but I don't have an account in the Greek School Network (GSN). How can I get an account?

Every teacher of Primary or Secondary education in Greece has the right to get an account. To get help on how to register for a certified teacher account please visit this URL: https://register.sch.gr/teachers/register/ (available in Greek only).

7. I have forgotten the credentials of my account. How can I retrieve it?

If you want to retrieve your Greek School Network account’s credentials you should contact GSN support: https://www.sch.gr/manual/registerintro/#password (available in Greek only).

If you want to retrieve your “e-me for all” account’s credentials you can send a request to support@e-me.edu.gr. Please use the e-mail address you 've used during registration to send the request.

8. I want to delete my e-me account. What should I do?

In order to delete your account you have to send a request to support@e-me.edu.gr. You should use your email account provided by the Greek School Network, if you want to delete an official e-me account or the email you used during registration, if you want to delete an "e-me for all" account.

Help & Training in using e-me

9. How can I start with e-me? Is there any manual about using the platform?

At https://dschool.edu.gr/trainingmaterial/ you can find a collection of training material on the use of e-me. This training material includes step-by-step guides, explanatory videos, user manuals, useful links, etc.

The user manual is also available at: https://e-me.edu.gr/s/eme/main/manual.html.

When logged in, you can find help through the e-me user guide or the e-me user guide icons .

10. Who should I ask if I need any help while using e-me?

e-me provides users with support service (Help Desk). You can email your questions at support@e-me.edu.gr or if needed, you can call at 210 3350748 (Monday-Friday, 09:00 - 15:00).

11. I have detected a problem while using e-me. Where can I report it?

If you face any problem while using e-me, you can report it at the Comment/ Support application form, which can be found at the bottom of all e-me pages. Otherwise, you can report the problem by sending an email to support@e-me.edu.gr

12. I would like to request/ suggest adding a functionality or a new feature to e-me. Can I send my suggestion?

Any suggestions for adding new features and/ or functionalities to e-me are welcome. At https://openspecs.e-me.edu.gr/ you can find the open call for ideas and suggestions to expand and improve e-me. Alternatively you can email your suggestion at support@e-me.edu.gr

Questions about the use of e-me platform

Hives

1. What is a Hive and what is it for?

A Hive is the main co-working environment of students and teachers. It has members, a main channel of communication among its members ("Wall"), a working space, apps and an admin.

A Hive is created by/ addresses a "team" of e-me members who cooperate around a certain topic. Such "teams" could be:

- A class (e.g. B2 class)

- A class for a specific course (e.g. B2 Physics class)

- A club of particular interest (e.g. Photography club)

- A group of students of the same or different classes who cooperate on a project

- A group of students on a neighborhood who cooperate on a local activity (e.g. Recycling in the neighborhood)

- An entire school grade (e.g. Third grade of Middle School consisting of many classes)

- A cooperative project between two schools

2. How can I become Hive member?

To become Hive member do the following:

- Look for a public Hive and send a participation request to its admin (as long as this Hive's settings permit it). As soon as admin approves your request, you become a member.

- Accept the invitation request a Hive admin sends you.

3. How can I leave a Hive?

To leave a Hive, go to public Hives list, select "Edit" and then "Leave".

4. How can I invite members to a Hive that I created?

Select "Members" and then "Members Invitation" (tab) and invite:

- A contact of yours

- Any e-me user by entering at least 3 characters. The search is performed in the fields username, first name and last name

- Members of other Hives for which you're admin. To do so, select "Hive's Members" (tab) to see the list of Hives. Then, choose a Hive and select members.

5. I am a student. Can I create a Hive and invite my classmates to become members?

Yes, students can create Hives and become Hive admins. To proceed with the creation of a Hive you must first read and accept Terms and Conditions of the e-me platform.

For your classmates to become Hive members, they will have to accept your invitation.

6. I am a student. Can I invite my friends from another school to become members of the Hive I created?

Yes, you can, as long as they have an e-me account. Additionally, you need to know their usernames in e-me to invite them.

7. I am a teacher and want to create a Hive for one of my classes. Are there any ready - made class student lists so as to send massive invitations?

No. This service is not available for now.

However, you can adjust your own, already used member lists (e.g. students of a class) to send invitations for the Hives you create.

For example, once you create a Hive for a class, you need to send invitation to every student separately so that they become Hive members. In every other Hive you create, you can insert the member list from the Hive mentioned above or any other Hive you have created, adjust this member list by adding or deleting members and then send invitations.

8. Is there a way for a Hive, I create, not to appear in the search engine results?

Yes, you can choose to create a private Hive.

9. What do Hive assistants do?

Hive assistants support Hive admins in managing wall posts (and blog posts). Hive admins can set as many members as they choose to be assistants. To become assistant Hive member has to accept the request.

10. A Hive member has made an insulting Hive wall post. What can I do?

You can report an insulting Hive wall post or comment. The report goes to Hive admin and assistants, who are in charge to deal with it. Once a post or comment is reported three times, it gets immediately withdrawn from Hive wall and remains visible only to admin and assistants.

11. Can I share files with Hive members?

In every Hive there is a folder "{Hive name}_shared", which is accessible by all Hive members who can edit and delete it. In this folder you can upload the file you want to share with other Hive members. Keep, though, in mind that other Hive members can edit or even delete the file you uploaded. Tip: When sharing file, which you don't want to lose, you'd better keep copy of it in your personal e-me file storage.

Customization of e-me environment

12. Can I customize the platform's appearance and my profile?

In your profile page you can choose your profile photo, type your 'moto' and a short description about you. Also, if you go to "Settings", you can choose e-me main theme, background image, fonts.

13. Can I rearrange the apps' order in e-me home page?

Yes, you can. Choose "Edit" and rearrange apps' order. Also, you can create a new apps folder by dragging one app on top of the other and by renaming the new folder. Later on you can add more apps in this folder or withdraw apps from the folder. If a folder gets empty it is immediately deleted.

Profile/ Contacts

14. How can I add an e-me member in my contacts?

To add an e-me member to your contacts go to their public profile page (see next question) and send an "Add Request" (the member will have to accept it).

15. How can I see the public profile of an e-me member?

To be able to see an e-me member's public profile go to "Contacts". There you can either see the public profile of one of your contacts, or you can click the search button and find the profile by inserting at least 3 characters. The search is performed in the fields username, first name and last name. You can, also, see the public profile of e-me members that participate in Hives you also participate.

16. Can I contact other e-me members?

You can send (receive) text messages or perform sound and video calls with members who belong to your contacts. To send a message go to messages menu on the top of the home page and select "Create New". Then, insert the username of one or more of your contacts, write your message and click "Send".

To make voice or video calls you need to go to the "Contacts" application or the "All your messages" page by following the link from the Messages menu at the top of your homepage. You can tap the corresponding icon (Sound icon or Video icon) you will find next to the name of the member you wish to contact.

17. Can I block a contact of mine so that they don't send me messages?

Yes, you can. Go to "Contacts" and select "Block" for the contact you wish to block so that they stop calling you or sending you messages. Any time you choose, you can unblock this contact by selecting "Blocked Members" and clicking on "Unblock".

e-me blogs

18. Can I change name and URL of a Hive blog for which I am admin?

When a Hive blog is created, it’s name is given automatically by Hive (Hive’s blog name = Hive’s name). Hive’s blog URL is created by the Hive’s slug with the prefix "hive-" added. For example, Hive’s blog URL for Hive with slug "test" will be: https://blogs.e-me.edu.gr/hive-test.

According to e-me security specifications only Hive’s name (and not Hive’s slug) is allowed to be changed. Subsequently only Hive’s blog name (and not Hive’s blog URL) is allowed to be changed.

19. I want to use an add-on that isn’t available in e-me blogs. Can I add it myself?

You can activate one of the four add-ons offered by the application (Font Awesome, WP QuickLaTeX, WP Statistics and WordPress Importer). If you would like to activate another one, feel free to contact us either by emailing support@e-me.edu.gr or by using the Comment / Support form at the bottom of any e-me page.

20. Can I move another WordPress blog I created to e-me blogs?

Yes, you can import a copy of any blog either to your personal blog or to any of Hive blogs for which you’re admin. First you need to enable the "WordPress Importer" plugin from the "Add-ons" page. While in the e-me blogs Control Panel (the blog you want to make the import to) select "Tools" and then "Import". Then select "Run Importer". Select and open the desired WXR file. Assign the imported posts to an existing blog user.

Storage of Personal Files

21. Is there a storage space in e-me for storing my personal files?

Yes, by using the "Files" app you can have your own storage of personal files. Your files are stored in a cloud-based environment. You can keep them synced in your local devices (desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet) and also share them with other e-me members.

22. How much personal storage space do teachers and students have available?

Each teacher or student can use an up to 2 GB storage space. This storage capacity includes the Hive files created by each e-me member.

23. How can I sync my files between my devices (desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet)?

You can use the sync file apps. You can easily access the corresponding setup files through "Files" app (“INSTALLATION OF SYNC FILE APPS” option at the bottom left side of your screen).

General User Questions

Creating and Managing digital classes / hives

1. How do I make my digital class in the official e-me

To create your digital class in the official e-me ( e-me .edu.gr ) follow these steps:

Preparation (done once)

STUDENTS' ACTIONS:

Students must have or obtain a student account through the Panhellenic School Network (PSD), which is the department responsible for issuing student accounts. To obtain the PSD account students must apply by visiting the page https://register.sch.gr/students/ and following the instructions given there.

Students should then visit the official e-me at e-me.edu.gr and connect, using the credentials (username / password) of the PSD student account. This step is necessary, to automatically create their platform account e-me , so that they can be located later.

PRINCIPAL'S ACTIONS:

The Principal of your school will send you the list of usernames of the students in your class, so that, after finding them in the e-me , send them an invitation to join your digital class.

Note: According to no. 39676 / Δ2 / 20-03-2020 document entitled "INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASYNCHRONOUS DISTANCE EDUCATION" (Step 7), the school principal is asked to find the names (usernames) of the students of each class, through the PSD, and send them to the teachers of that class.

To create your "digital class" in e-me:

In e-me each "digital class" will be a "Hive". If you teach more than one class, you will need to create more hives .

Follow the steps below to create the hive and "register" your students as members of .

STEP 1: Create a new private hive by selecting New and then Private Hive

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STEP 2: Select "Invite Members" and then "Search" through the Members application of the hive

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STEP 3: Fill in (by copying / pasting) the student's username from the list you received from the school Principal to locate him / her. After appearing in the search results, select him / her and send an invitation to participate.

When the student connects to the e-me , he will find an invitation to participate in the specific hive and, after accepting it, will become a member.

Repeat STEP 3 for all students in your class.

ATTENTION: To show up in the search your students must be logged in to e-me at least once before you can send them invitations to join your digital class.

ALTERNATIVE METHOD (not recommended at this stage):

After STEP 1 send the web address to the students in your class of the hive (e.g. https://e-me.edu.gr/groups/taxiAMelissia), so that the students themselves can request their participation in the digital classroom - hive by submitting a request and then accept the requests you will receive.

Note: For this option to be enabled, you must enable the "Allow applications" option in the hive settings .

2. What is the "slug" in the hive creation form?

The slug is the name of the hive on the Internet.

This name will be the last part of the web address of the hive , that is the hive url (after the last/).

For this reason it should be a word with Latin characters (from 5 to 65) and consist only of letters and / or numbers, while the hyphen (-) is also allowed. For example Biology-Β2-Melissia-2020.

Also, because each Hive should have a different web address, the slug should be unique, that is there should be no other Hive in e-me with the same slug.

For example, if you specify "biology-Β2-Melissia-2020" , the link for that Hive will be https://e-me.edu.gr/groups/Biology-Β2-Melissia-2020.

The slug will not be able to change after the creation of the hive , because it identifies it uniquely in the world of e-me .

3. Can we be more teachers with the same account?

No, it is not recommended that two or more teachers share the same account.

Each teacher enters the official e-me as "certified " (identified) user and this identification is done through the authentication process of the Panhellenic School Network (PSD).

In e-me every teacher, as well as every student, should have his personal account , as long as it is his digital identity in the digital educational / school world. However, the e-me is a highly collaborative environment and provides many opportunities for collaboration between teachers and students.

See in question 1.4 how two or more teachers can partcipate in the same digital class ( Hive ).

4. Can two or three teachers share a digital classroom?

Yes. In e-me more teachers can participate in the same hive (digital classroom) >. How? The digital classroom is created by a teacher who is the head of the digital classroom ( hive ) and invites other teachers to participate as members .

This form of collaboration fits in well in cases where the head classroom teacher invites other colleagues to teach in his classroom.

You can also manage the same hive (digital classroom) with one or two of your colleagues. How; The teacher who created the hive (responsible for the hive ), appoints one or two teachers as "assistants" , thus giving them co-management rights of the same hive .

5. Is there a limit to the hives that one can create in the e-me ?

No, there is no limit. Both teachers and students can create as many hives as they want to meet their needs.

There is a restriction though concerning the total file space provided to each user to e-me , which is set to 2GB . The files he has in his / her personal file space and the files he / she "uploads" into his / her hives are counted.

Use of official " e-me " and " e-me for all "

1. Can primary school students use the official e-me ?

Yes. Having an account with PSD is a prerequisite for using the official version of e-me ( e-me.edu.gr ).

Primary school students can now proceed with the creation of their student account from the Panhellenic School Network (PSD) . See relevant Circular of the Ministry of Education with No. 39731 / Δ2 / 20-03-2020 entitled "Provision of personal accounts to students of Primary and Secondary Education by the Panhellenic School Network".

Follow the instructions of the link: https://register.sch.gr/students and follow the instructions.

For clarifications or support regarding the creation of the PSD account you can contact the User Support Service of the Panhellenic School Network which has the relevant authority, either through the website http://helpdesk.sch.gr/, either via the email address info@sch.gr , or by phone 801.11.801.81.

2. I am a teacher seconded to a school abroad. Can I use the e-me to create a digital classroom with my students?

The official e-me (e-me.edu.gr) can be used by all those who have an account in the Panhellenic School Network (PSD) , whether they are in Greece or abroad.

If you and your students have a PSD account or are eligible to receive a PSD account (now or in the future), you can also use the official e-me (e-me.edu.gr).

For issues of obtaining a PSD account you can contact the User Support Service of the Panhellenic School Network which has the relevant responsibility, either through the website http://helpdesk.sch.gr/, either via the email address info@sch.gr , or by phone 801.11.801.81 .

If you or your students do not have the right to receive a Panhellenic School Network account, you can use the " e-me version for all"( 4all.e-me.edu.gr ).

Note that, if available, the use of the official e-me is suggested instead of " e-me for all", because among other things, it is a more safe environment for students, since all members of the formal e-me are certified (identified) users .

In addition to that, as mentioned on the homepage of " e-me for all ", "due to the use of the official version of e-me ( e-me.edu.gr ) for the needs of distance asynchronous education in Primary and Secondary education, in the next period priority will be given to the support of users (teachers & students) of the official e-me . Therefore, version "e-me for all", (4all.e-me.edu.gr) will offer limited user support"

PHOTODENTRO connection with e-me

1. How do I "transfer" learning objects from PHOTODENTRO to e-me ?

You have four alternatives:

ALTERNATIVE 1 (simple): Paste on the WALL of the hive the addresses (links) of learning objects from the PHOTODENTRO

STEP 1: Find in PHOTODENTRO the learning object you are interested in.

How: Visit the main PHOTODENTRO portal at http://photodentro.edu.gr/ from any browser. Search by keyword or browse the collections, or use the filters to find the learning objects for the lesson, grade level and age of students you want. Select one of the items by clicking on its icon and go to the tab with its description.

STEP 2: Copy the address of the learning object from your browser.

You can either copy the address of the tab that describes the learning object (also called a "reference page") or directly the address of the physical resource (you will find both in the tab details).

STEP 3: Paste the address of the learning object on the Wall of your Hive .

How: Go to e-me at https://e-me.edu.gr from any browser. Then go to the Hive you have created by selecting Hives . Open the wall of the Hive by selecting WALL. Paste the address of the learning object on the WALL. Select Tick symbol. The link to the item will be visible to all members of the Hive .

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ALTERNATIVE 2: Paste the links of learning objects from the PHOTODENTRO to "tasks" through the application " e-me assignments"

STEP 1 : Find the learning object you are interested in ( as in ALTERNATIVE 1-STEP1).

STEP 2: Copy the address (link) of the learning object from your browser (as in ALTERNATIVE 1-STEP2).

STEP 3: Paste the address of the learning object into an assignment through "e-me assignments" application.

How: Visit e-me at https://e-me.edu.gr from any browser. Open the "e-me assignments" application. Select "New Assignment" to create a new assignment or open an existing one from the Assignment Library .

Paste the address of the learning object directly in the assignment description box.

If you want, first write a text that you would like to act as a hyperlink in learning object, select it and paste the address of the learning object on it.

Save the task. You can then assign the work to your students.

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ALTERNATIVE 3 (not recommended): "Download" learning object from PHOTODENTRO and post it in the Archives of Hive .

STEP 1 : Find the learning object you are interested in (as in ALTERNATIVE 1-STEP1).

STEP 2 : "Download" the physical resource (file) locally to your PC or device, if allowed.

How: From the object tab in PHOTODENTRO select the icon Sound Icon. There, if the repository allows it (all Digital Photodentro repositories allow their objects to be uploaded locally), select Sound Icon to download the object locally (physical resource file).

STEP 3 : Upload the learning object file to its shared Hive Files .

How: Go to e-me at https: / /e-me.edu.gr from any browser. Then go to the Hive you have created by selecting Hives . Select Files , and then open the shared folder with the Hive files (named HIVE_is the slug of your hive_shared). Drag the learning object file from your computer to this folder.

IMPORTANT NOTE : The alternative is not recommended for the learning objects of the PHOTODENTRO . On the one hand the objects are available online and you can simply share their address, on the other hand many of them have specific technical operation requirements and sharing their files does not guarantee that they can operate locally. Also, not recommended for large files such as videos, as space available in Hive is limited.




ALTERNATIVE 4 (more complex, but recommended): Via my photodentro

The application "my photodentro" connects e-me with PHOTODENTRO.

It allows you to select learning objects that interest you from PHOTODENTRO and send them "with one click " in your own space in e-me . So, little by little, you can create your own "digital repository" of learning objects in e-me .

My photodentro is located in your main workspace at e-me and not within hives . At this time, you may not be able to share it with any of your hive . But you can collect all the objects you are interested in, so that you can easily select them to use in assignments or to share their links through the Wall of the Hive

See step by step in Question 3.2 how to use my photodentro application of e-me .

2. How do I use my Photodentro application of e-me ?

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"My photodentro" application connects e-me with PHOTODENTRO.

It allows you to select learning objects that interest you from PHOTODENTRO and "send them with one click " in your own space in e-me . In particular, "send " the link to the learning objects, together with your own description or tags , and collect them all in my photodentro application of e-me . So, little by little, you can create your own "digital repository" of learning objects in e-me .

Before using my photodentro app for the first time, you should do the following preparation.

Preparation: Insert a bookmark in the browser (done once)

The goal of the preparation is to "pin" a bookmark (button) for "my photodentro" to the browser you usually use. Follow these steps:

STEP 1 : Open the browser you usually use (Browsers Icon or other one).

STEP 2 : Make your browser bookmarks visible (if not already).

The bookmarks bar is at the top, below the search bar (for example, in Chrome the bar starts with Apps, in Mozilla Firefox the bar starts with Getting Started).

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If the bookmarks bar does not appear, follow the instructions below to display it.

STEP 3 : From your browser, go to https://e-me.edu.gr and connect to e-me .

STEP 4 : From its central e-me space select and open the application my myPhotodentro Icon photodentro

Next, select help Icon " i " button to the right of the application to open the instructions.

STEP 5 On the instructions page, find the yellow "button" My Photodentro help Icon. Grab it with your mouse, move it to the bookmarks bar (which you opened in Step 2) and leave it there. For help, you will see a "+" in the places where it can be placed.

Once you leave it, help Icon will appear there . Your bookmark is ready to use!

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Import objects from PHOTODENTRO into my Photodentro

STEP1 : Find through the main portal PHOTODENTRO the learning object you are interested in.

How: Go to the main portal PHOTODENTRO at http://photodentro.edu.gr/ from any browser. Search by keyword or browse the collections, or use the filters to find the learning objects for the lesson, the level of education and the age of the students you want.

- Learning Objects Photodentro ( http://photodentro.edu.gr/lor )

- Photodentro Educational Videos ( http://photodentro.edu.gr/video )

- Photodentro users "e-yliko" ( http://photodentro.edu.gr/ugc)

STEP 2 : Select an item by clicking on its icon and go to the tab with its description.

STEP 3 : Press "My Photodentro" button from the bookmarks bar of your browser (which you entered during the preparation phase) to send the selected learning item from PHOTODENTRO in your repository my photodentro in e-me .

STEP 4 : If you are not already logged in to e-me , you will be asked to log in .

Once logged in, or if you are already logged in, you are automatically taken to the description tab of the selected item in my photodentro application at e-me .

In the tab you can see the title, the description, as well as the addresses (links) to the learning object in PHOTODENTRO (or in Photodentro repository from which it comes)

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STEP 5 : Fill in your own additional comments or tags for the selected learning object, so that you can easily locate it in your repository, my photodentro .

STEP 6 : Select Save. The item was saved in my photodentro .

So, little by little, you can create in e-me your "digital repository" of learning objects, your own "my photodentro" .

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Display the bookmarks bar in various Browsers

- In Chrome Browser

From the menu on the right (three vertical dots) select Bookmarks and then Show bookmarks ( Show bookmarks bar ).

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- In Mozilla Firefox Browser

In the space next to the field where we write a link, right Click your mouse and select Bookmarks Toolbar .

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Alternatively, from the menu on the right (three vertical lines) select Bookmarking Tools and then View Bookmarks Toolbar .

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Post & Share files

1. What material / files can I post or share on the Wall of a Hive ?

On the Wall of a Hive you can:

- post image files or other files of any type (pdf, word, excel, power point, OpenOffice, zip, rar, etc.) up to 4MB in size. Specifically, the types of files you can post include: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pot, .pps, .ppa, .pptx, .zip, .rar, .7z, .xls, .xlt, .xla, .xlsx, .txt, .odt, .ods, .odp, .sb, .sb2, .sb3.

Note that files can also be uploaded via "drag n drop". Just drag the file into the context of a post or comment. Also, uploaded .pdf files open directly in a new browser tab.

- post interactive learning objects you have created with the " e-me content" application >.

- share links in files that you have saved in the Files application, or to your personal folder or in a shared hive folder.

- post video links ( links e.g. on youtube)

2. How can I share files with my students?

You have the following options:

OPTION 1: Upload the file to assignments through "e-me assignments" application.

How: Open the application " e-me assignments" from the home page of e-me .

- Select "New Assignment" to create a new assignment or open an existing one from the "Assignment Library".

- Select " Add Multimedia " addMultimedia Icon

- Next, download the file you want by selecting it from your device disk or dragging it to the space there. Upload time varies depending on file size and network speed.

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Through the application " e-me assignments " you can share documents (pdf, word, etc.), spreadsheets, presentations, images, audio files, videos etc.

- When the file is uploaded you will see it in the "Media Library" . Fill in if you want a caption or a description for easier locating.

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Note: The files you have posted in the application's Media Library " e-me assignments " will be available for import into all assignments you create.

- Finally, select "Introduction to Work ". The workspace displays a link to the file you posted.

- Save the work. You can then assign the task to your students.

OPTION 2: Post the file to a shared folder of Hive through the application Hive's Files.

Use the Hive’s Files and upload your file to the shared folder called HIVE_hive_slug_shared. This way all your students will be able to see this file.

OPTION 3: Post the file to any folder in the app Files and share the link in the Wall of Hive .

Use the Files application (either the User Files from the home page of e-me or the Files of a Hive ) to upload your file to a folder.

Next, from the sharing options sharingFile Icon, select "link sharing ". A link will appear which leads to the specific file which you can share (by copying / pasting) on the Wall of Hive .

OPTION 4: For a specific file type, there are the following options:

- If it is an image file , you can hang the image file directly into the wall of the Hive , by selecting the corresponding icon imageFile from the Wall Tools.

- insert the link to this video by selecting the corresponding icon videoFile Icon, so that the video appears inside the Wall.

- If this is an interactive learning object you have created with the " e-me content " application , you can hang it directly inside the wall of the Hive , by selecting the corresponding icon. emeContent Icon

3. What space do I have available in the e-me to upload material?

Every teacher or student in e-me has available:

- files , either in his / her personal file space or in the files inside his / her hives ,

- additional 50MB for content in the application e-portfolio,

- additional space in the application e-me content for the interactive exercises and the digital educational content it creates ( no limit has been set yet).

Ε-me Assignments

1. Can I embed an " e-me content " object in an assignment description?

Yes. To embed an object you created with the " e-me content " application into an assignment description in " e application -me assignments " follow these steps:

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STEP 1: Open your item in e-me content application. On the right you will see the adjacent box titled "Embed Object".

STEP 2: Select "Copy " to copy the code that is in the box titled "On web pages and blog posts (blogs) or in the repository "User Photodentro Material"".

STEP 3: Go to the " e-me assignments " application and open the assignmnent in which you want to embed the object " e-me content ".

emeAssignments2I con STEP 4: From the assignment description menu select "Insert " and then " Multimedia ".

emeAssignments3 I con STEP 5: Select the "Embedded " tab. In the box that appears, paste (with CTRL V) the embed code of the object that you copied before and select "OK ". The item has been incorporated into your assignment description.

2. Can I choose the size of the image in an assignment in the e-me assignments application?

Yes. To resize an image in an assignment, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Select the image whose image you want to resize. At the bottom of the image is a box with tools for editing it.

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STEP 2: Select the "pencil" from the editing tools. In the box that appears (see image below) you can adjust -among other things- the display size of the image within the specific assignment.

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STEP 3: In the setting labeled "Size" select the desired dimension. For example, select:

- thumbnail if you want the image to appear as a 150x150 thumbnail

- "full size "if you want the image to appear in its true size, or

- custom size if you want the image to appear in another specific dimension. Especially in this case, set the desired Width and Height of the image in pixels.

STEP 4: Select the update Icon located in the lower right corner of the frame.

Security issues in e-me

1. Is it safe for students to post their profile pictures on e-me ?

The e-me provides a safe environment for students and teachers through the following procedures:

- official e-me are certified (authenticated) users through the PSD.

- Hives that represent digital classrooms in which students participate, are suggested to be created by teachers as "private " , thus ensuring that only students invited by the teacher will participate in the specific hive (similar with a normal class, with the door closed).

- The educator and creator of the hive is the "Responsible " of the hive and has (along with two helpers) all the rights and power to control the content its members post on the wall or in shared files, to delete comments or shared hive files, to remove or add members to the hive etc. (respectively with the teacher in a regular classroom).

- To join as an e-me member a student's "contacts " , the student should "accept ".

Generally, through the e-me , teachers have the opportunity to discuss with their students, as part of the learning process - children learn how to manage their "digital selves ", so that they approach issues of good behavior on social networks and get acquainted in practice in a safe and controlled environment.

- The only information a member of e-me can see about another member who is not in their contacts, is the name and profile picture.

Although, as mentioned, all members of e-me are certified users, we recommend students not post their photo as a profile picture, but either choose one of the available avatars, or post their own picture that does not depict a face.

- The other elements of a member's profile, for example the electronic portfolio and the hives participating or following, are not visible by default to other members of the e-me . It is up to the members to decide whether to make them visible.

General issues

1. Is E-me a platform of PSD?

No. E-me is not a platform of the Panhellenic School Network (PSD). Specifically:

The e-me has not been funded by PSD. It was designed and developed from the beginning within the project "Digital School " (dschool.edu.gr) by the Directorate of Strategy and Digital Educational Material (DIS) of ITYE DIOFANTOS. (this is the Management that has developed and operates the Photodentro Repositories, the main PHOTODENTRO portal, as well as the Interactive School Books (e-books)). Specifically, the development of e-me started in 2014 with funding from the project "Digital School I " (NSRF 2007-2013) and its first version 1.0 was launched in operation on 12/2015. It was expanded and developed in the framework of the project "Digital School II " (NSRF 2014-2020) and version 2.0 was announced on 9/2019. Its maintenance and operation is implemented by the same Directorate (DIS) and is financed by the Ministry of Education.

E-me is not installed in the computer infrastructure of the Panhellenic School Network (PSD). From its inception until today, e-me is entirely in the computing infrastructure of EDYTE (National Network of Technology and Research Infrastructures, former GRNET).

The Panhellenic School Network (PSD) is the service responsible for the central support of certification (identification) of teachers and students (SSO) as well as for the provision of personal accounts (PSD accounts) to teachers and students. The PSD account is used in various services of the Ministry of Education and Science, which require the assurance that only identified student / teacher users enter.

The official e-me of the Digital School has been connected to the certification (identification) service of teachers and students (SSO) of the PSD, to ensure that everyone entering the e-me are authenticated user (students or teachers). Therefore, the entrance to the official e-me of the Digital School is done with PSD accounts (via Single Sign On -SSO).

Please note that the free version of e-me "e-me for all (4all) " has also been developed by the ITYE Board, but has not been connected to the PSO teacher and student certification service (SSO). Thus, the entrance to the "e-me for all" is done by simply registering on the platform itself.

2. Is it possible to add new applications to e-me ?

Yes, e-me is an open and scalable platform to which applications that are being developed can be added either from the team of e-me or from third parties (teachers, institutions / companies, academic community, etc.).The addition of applications (apps) will continuously expand the functionality of e-me .

It is in the plans of the platform development team at ITYE to include many more applications in e-me , which are either already available and will be adapted accordingly (e.g. open html5 applications), or will be developed (e.g. applications created by the educational or academic community or by agencies through various processes).

On the page https://openspecs.e-me.edu.gr/ there is Open Invitation to teachers and students for suggestions for new e-me apps.

From year to year

1. Are Hives deleted from year to year? Is the material I posted deleted?

No. hives in e-me are not deleted or disabled on start or end of each school year.

Also, any content you have created and saved in the e-me (hive's wall hangings files , items in e-me content, assignments in e-me assignments, articles in e-me blogs) remains available forever, until you decide to delete it.

2. Next school year I will have the same students as this year. Can I keep the hive I am using now?

Concerning the utilization of the same hive or the creation of a new one for the new school year, it is at your own discretion whether you will continue to use the same hive or if you want to create a new one, as well as if you delete the old hive or you will keep it.

If you have the same students, you might be able to use the same hive by changing its name, possibly its description, by organizing the hive files differently (for example, in folders / subfolders per school year) and adding and removing members as needed, e.g. students who changed school unit or department.

The suggestion of e-me of course is to create a new hive for your "class" every new school year, even if you have the same students, keeping the old hive at the same time (perhaps cleaning the files and hardware you no longer need). The members of the hive can easily be called in bulk from the old hive .

Creating a new hive per school year:

- start with "clean" (empty) wall, without last year's posts and discussions,

- only have the new assignments concerning the specific school year and the specific students,

- facilitates the organization of the files of the hive , since they relate only to the specific class / year,

- ensure that the new students in the class who were not members of the hive the previous year will not have access in the archives and discussions of the previous year's students.

Keeping the old hive at the same time allows students (even those who have changed school / class) to continue to have access in it, in discussions, in tasks and in material. The material of the old hive can be deleted if it is no longer needed or transferred to the new hive .

In general, from year to year, it would be good to clear the space with your files and delete what you do not need. You can keep and view important files and projects of the year in your e-portfolio.

Usage Instructions

News & Announcements

  • Information for the new school year:
  • We inform you that the cells and content you created last year (files, wall posts and comments, e-me assignments, e-me content items, e-me blog articles, etc.) remain at your disposal.
  • However, for each new school year we recommend the creation of new digital classrooms (new private cells), by invitation of members either through the search of your students / three, or through a mass invitation from your older cell.
  • We note that you will soon find in the e-me ready the lists with the students of your class , to send a bulk invitation to participate in your hives.
  • For more information as well as for the management of older hives consult the Frequently Asked Questions (section 8: Year after year).
  • If you are using e-me for the first time, we suggest you consult the e-me training material .
  • We wish you a good and creative school year !
30/09/2020
  • The new version of the " e-me assignments" application has been installed and is available!
  • The application has been redesigned to improve its response speed and stability and transferred to a new infrastructure, but maintaining the same easy-to-use assignment environment.
  • Old assignments (assignments until 20/09/2020) remain available through the "Old Assignments" link.
21/09/2020

e-me Updates

  • New "e-books" app: Connecting e-me with "Interactive Textbooks".
  • New "Photodentro LOR" app: Connecting e-me with "Photodentro - Learning Object Repository".
  • Ability to sort public Hives' list by popularity or date.
  • Updated the core components of "e-me files" app.
  • Students must now accept "Terms of Service" when creating Hives.
  • New icon for "my photodentro" app.
  • Bug fixes based on user feedback.
07/08/2020
  • Significant improvements in the performance and response speed of e-me and its applications.
  • Upgrade of e-me's infrastructure to support large scale operation.
  • Improvements on Hive wall (i.e. support for file uploading, drag'n'drop support when uploading files in posts and comments, increase of allowed file and image size from 2MB to 4MB, increased the allowed character limit in posts and comments from 5,000 to 10,000 characters, new functionality added to the editor etc.).
  • Display of user’s full name instead of username for Hives, messages, notifications and e-me assignments.
  • Added new content type "Branching Scenario" to e-me content app.
  • Ability to integrate “learningapps” to posts and pages of "e-me blogs".
  • Design and implementation of different versions of the application "e-me assignments" for students and teachers.
  • "Userway" accessibility menu plugin added.
  • Implementation of Cookies policy.
  • Design and development of e-me FROM ALL website (https://dschool.edu.gr/emefromall/) for uploading videos, presentations, lectures and training material for e-me, created by members of the educational community and many more.
  • Updated the platform's core components and technologies and the libraries used by e-me apps.
  • Resolved issues reported in the platform's Help Desk - User Support.
16/03/2020 - 05/06/2020
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Contact the e-me managers

Dr Elina Megalou
Director of the “Strategy and Digital Educational Content” Directorate
e-me General Manager
Tel.: 2103350744
E-mail: megalou@cti.gr

Yiannis Tsilivigos
e-me Technical Manager
E-mail: tsilivigos@cti.gr

e-me user support

Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI)

Strategy and Digital Educational Content Directorate
26-28 Mitropoleos Str., GR-10563, Athens, Greece

Tel.:210 3350748 (Δευτ.-Παρ., 09:00 - 15:00)
About the project:http://dschool.edu.gr