By Jennylou Canon

Online learning platform Edmodo has announced it will be shutting down on September 22, 2022, marking the end of its 15-year operations.

Photo Courtesy by Edmodo

Edmodo stated on their website that the lack of viability to maintain the quality of their service for free caused the decision to shut down its operations.

“However, after more than a decade of ensuring Edmodo can stay a free tool for all, we have found that it is no longer viable for us to maintain the level of service you deserve and that we can take pride in ourselves,” the online learning platform said.

Moreover, Edmodo advised their users to download their files on the platform as they will also be permanently deleting accounts, personal data, and materials upon closing. Edmodo assured users that their data will not be shared with third parties.

“All accounts on Edmodo (Teacher, Student, and Parent) will be permanently deleted after our platform is fully shut down. Not only will your account be deleted but all personal data and any materials you have created within your account will also be permanently deleted,” they added. 

Edmodo began its service in 2008 and has served over 100 million users, according to their website.

Edited by Danfe Lean Grace Elopre