Using ArcGIS Online and Edmodo for Teachers

Frequently, I am asked how to use ArcGIS Online in conjunction with a learning management systems (LMS) at a school or university.  To keep things as straightforward as possible, there are a few simple ways to get your maps into our example LMS, Edmodo.


Create a map in ArcGIS Online and grab the embeddable code:

Go to

  1. Login to your account
  2. Create or locate a map of interest.
  3. If you have created the map, “Save” it to your account
  4. Press “Share”
  5. Check the box to share with “Everyone (Public)”.
  6. Press button, “Embed in Website”
  7. Choose the options you prefer.
  8. Copy the embed code. This will be pasted into EdModo.

Embedding an ArcGIS Online interactive map in Edmodo: Two approaches

1. Assignment: Embed the map in an assignment

  • From the classroom (group) homepage, press “Assignment”.  Fill out details including due date.
  • Press the “Link” link and paste the embed code.
  • Provide a map title or instructive statement for the students.
  • Press “Attach”.
  • The map is displayed inside the assignment call-out, directly on the student’s page.

2. Library: Embed the map in a library object

  • “Add To Library” -> “Link” -> Paste embedded code from ArcGIS Online.
  • Map “widget” icons are created in the library.  
  • Interactive maps appear in a popup window.  The maps can be zoomed, features identified, and legends attached.

Tom Baker

About Tom Baker

Tom Baker is an Esri Education Manager, specializing in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, teacher education, and educational research. He regularly publishes and presents on geospatial technologies across education.
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