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Terms and conditions (preliminary version)

The use of the website https://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

Web page https://e-me.edu.gr/ hosts the main, formal edition of Digital Educational Platform e-me, which addresses all pupils and teachers who hold an account in Greek School Network (GSN), ensuring this way that all of its users are certified.

Each user holds a single, unique Greek School Network (GSN) account, 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 should be permitted 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 resources etc.).

Terms and Conditions for proper use of hives by pupils

Each pupil must accept the following terms when creating a Hive:

  • I have informed my parent/guardian or a school teacher about the Hive I create.
  • The title and description of my Hive do not contain any inappropriate or abusive language.
  • I won't send participation invitations on my Hive to users I don't know personally.
  • If I wish to send participation invitations to students I don't know personally, I will first think carefully whether this invitation will disturb them. If I have any doubts, I will ask for the consent of my parent/ guardian or a school teacher.
  • If I wish to accept participation requests on my Hive by students I don't know personally, I will ask first all the other members of the Hive so that they have no objection.
  • I will respect the other members! I won't share on the Hive wall or in the Hive files photos, or videos with inappropriate or offensive content.
  • I am responsible of the Hive I create! Therefore:
    • I will regularly check the Hive files, the wall posts and comments for any offensive, inappropriate content.
    • If I detect any wall posts or comments with offensive content I will delete them immediately and I will kindly ask the member who made the post or comment to delete it.
    • If a member systematically insults other members I will remove him/her from being a Hive member, I will erase any offensive content, uploaded in the Hive files and I will delete any of the offensive wall comments.
  • I will pass on these good behavior rules to all members of the Hive so that we respect each other.
  • I am aware that if I do not follow one or more of the above rules and if I offend the other members with my behavior, the e-me administrators have the right to deactivate my hive, after notifying me first, so that my access to the hive is denied. Moreover, my parent/ guardian and my school will be informed.

Disclaimer

CTI Diophantus, the project coordinator and implementer of the Digital Educational Platform "e-me" disclaims all liability concerning time limitations, deletion, malfunction or inaccuracy 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 with 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.

Support

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

Privacy Policy

Website https://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.

This 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. Their 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 s/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 s/he is the holder of the intellectual property or his/her 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.

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Welcome to e-me Digital Educational Platform
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What is e-me?

Digital Educational Platform e-me (https://e-me.edu.gr) is a modern, collaborative, social and extendable digital platform for students and teachers. It provides K-12 community with a safe digital working and collaboration space and is available from the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (MoE) as an asynchronous learning platform for Greek schools.

e-me is a personal learning environment and supports:

  • the creation of private and public collaboration spaces (hives),
  • communication and social networking among students and teachers,
  • the organization, storage and exchange of files on the cloud,
  • easy creation of digital educational content,
  • assigning and monitoring of tasks,
  • display of work via collaborative and personal blogs,
  • the use of open educational resources from Photodentro repositories and more, and further provides digital “tools” to support teaching and learning.
  • It is available in two editions, the official e-me (login with GSN account) and the e-me for all edition.

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

  • e-me assignments

    Create and assign tasks to Hive members

  • e-me blogs

    Create personal blogs and Hive blogs

  • e-me content

    Create interactive learning objects and interactive educational resources

  • Files

    Cloud storage for your personal files

  • e-portfolio

    Organize and disseminate students' and teachers' achievements

  • my photodentro

    Create your personal repository of learning objects

  • Communication

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

  • e-me bookmarks

    Create your personal collection of bookmarks for favourite websites

  • e-me Notes

    Create your personal notebook and share notes with your contacts and hives

  • ELeFyS

    Greek Illustrated Science Dictionary for School

  • e-books

    Visit e-books: Greek Interactive Textbooks

  • Photodentro LOR

    Visit the Greek National Learning Object Repository

  • Photodentro LOR

    Create and share your calendar(s) for work planning and scheduling

  • Notifications

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

  • e-me store

    Install apps to extend e-me's functionality

You can use e-me to:

  • edit your public profile, i.e. your identity in the digital environment of e-me,
  • personalize your working space and platform's appearance settings,
  • create your own social network once you search for and add to your "contacts" other e-me users, i.e. classmates, teachers, colleagues, partners, friends,
  • communicate with your contacts via text messages (chat) or video-calls and audio calls
  • create your own hives, public or private ones, i.e. your own co- working and collaboration spaces. Invite members, adjust the collaboration space of each hive and of shared file spaces, integrate collaborative applications, etc.
  • participate in other members' hives once you accept their invitation requests or send them participation requests, follow public hives on topics of your interest,
  • communicate with all hive members by posting on the hive wall, your ideas, thoughts, announcements or by commenting other posts,
  • share educational content, exercises assignments, interactive learning objects, hyperlinks, images, videos, files of various formats via the hive wall, using the multiple features of its word processor,
  • create, manage and deliver assignments to students, submit answers, feedback, assessment and comments, and overall monitor assignments work progress,
  • create easily your own interactive learning objects (H5P), such as interactive videos or course presentations, quizzes, memory games, and share them with members via hive walls, assignments or e-me blogs,
  • upload, save and organize your files to your personal cloud storage space in e-me, share files with contacts or hives. Keep them, if you want, in-sync to your personal computer or mobile device.
  • use collaborative text files, which allow multiple users to write and edit text simultaneously,
  • create and maintain your own e-portfolio, i.e. your personal digital portfolio, by collecting, documenting and displaying chosen, representative assignments and task achievements,
  • use your personal e-me blog, already pre-installed in your workspace, so as to post, display your work, and/ or activate the collaborative hive blog, so as for all members to publish and showcase team work,
  • create easily your personal repository of learning objects by selecting learning objects from Photodentro LOR and further adding description and/ or tags,
  • create your personal collection of bookmarks (urls) for your favourite sites,
  • create your personal notebook so as to write, organize, save, and share your notes with your contacts or hive members,
  • create and conduct polls for hive members,
  • create your classroom plan, which simulates the school classroom and provides a layout arrangement of desks and students in your classroom,
  • use additional tools and apps, provided by third- parties and integrated in e-me, such as the Sign Language Dictionary or the Greek Illustrated Science Dictionary for School (EleFyS),
  • connect at once with services of the Greek Ministry of Education/ CTI "Greek Interactive Textbooks e-books", and the "Greek National Learning Object Repository", as well GSN blogs and GSN meetings services of the Greek School Network,
  • install in e-me or uninstall, as you like, all available applications (e-me apps) offered in "e-me store".

e-me versions

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

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: https://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?

In the official e-me ( e- me.edu.gr ):

In the official version of e-me you are logged in with your account’s credentials in the Greek School Network (GSN). In order to retreive your password or username, or for any other issue related to the login details, you should contact the User Support Service of the Greek School Network at https://register.sch.gr/password/reset_password/. If you are a student, you can also contact your principal or the IT manager of the school you belong to.

In the "e-me for all" (4all.e-me.edu.gr):

In the "e-me for all" version you are logged in with the account details you created yourself in e-me . To retreive your password, you must send a message to support@e-me.edu.gr in order to receive an automated message with a new password. Your message should be sent from the email you used during your registration.

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/e-me_user_guide.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 - 17:00).

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. 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 https://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"

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 500MB 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.

User Manuals

Video presentations / Official e-me YouTube channel

e-me FROM ALL - e-me community's video presentations

e-me FROM ALL

Social media

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News & Announcements

  • e-me is upgraded to version 3.0!

    The new version 3.0 of e-me integrates many improvements and extensions in its functionality, and even new applications!

    In e-me hives, you are now able to:

    • - Receive notifications (bell icon) for new posts/ comments on the hive wall, and/ or receive e-mail if you are the hive administrator! A very frequent request comes true!

    • - Search using keywords across the posts of the hive wall, so as to find what you seek for!

    • - Locate the toolbar, fixed on the top of the hive wall, to help you with new posts or any search.

    • - Make it easier to manage member participation in your hive, by checking on invitations sent pending for acceptance.

    Regarding chat (messages), you can now leave the group chat, as well as send a message choosing the recipient by their username.

    In the new version 3.0 of e-me, you can find and use the following new applications:

    • - Create with e-me bookmarks app, your personal collection with bookmarks for your favourite webpages.

    • - Create and share your notes with e-me Νotes app!

    In the new version 3.0 of e-me, you can also find:

    • - Dozens of new avatars, to renew your profile image!

    • - Many new background images to modify the design of your hive page, and many more new hive icons!

    • - Smileys on the text editor of “e-me assignments”!

    • - One extra appearance theme (NewsUp) for “e-me blogs”.

    Improvements and extensions in the new version 3.0 of e-me, can also be found regarding apps as follows:

    • - In e-me content app, you can use new types of learning objects so as to create your own educational content (Image Choice, Sort the Paragraphs, Crossword, Advent Calendar).

    • - In e-portfolio app, you now have additional space (from 50MB to 500MB) along with the ability to store larger files (from 2ΜΒ to 4ΜΒ), and many more files in number (from 50 to 200). You can also add files in .odp, .zip, .rar και .h5p format.

    • - In e-me assignments app, you can easily upload "e-me content" objects or add micro:bit files, if you run or participate in educational robotics projects.

    • - In Files app, you can decompress files (zip, rar, 7z, κ.ά.), as well as edit file versions (versioning).

    • - In Contacts app, you can now see the Sent connection requests to e-me users, which are awaiting acceptance, in a new tab.

    Finally, check the new, updated help menu available via infographic to help you navigate across the training/ informative material of e-me!

    Also, check for more updates, regarding classes’ and pupils’ data while searching for new hive members, as well as improvements and resolved technical issues.

    We are looking forward to receiving your comments and suggestions for future eversions of e-me!

    We wish you to keep up the good work!

02/02/2022
  • We would like to inform you that during Easter holiday the phone support of e-me (Helpdesk) will not be available from 29/04 το 05/05 and on 07/05.
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter and may it bring Good health, Love, Happiness and Joy!

29/04/2021
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e-me Updates

Version 3.0


New e-me apps

e-me bookmarks: create and edit bookmarks for favourite webpages

e-me Notes: create, organise and share notes with contacts and hives.

New features and upgrades on hives and hives’ wall

Added “Sent Invitations” tab for pending users’ invitations to the hive.

Notifications to hive members for new posts / comments on the hive wall.

Email sent to the hive administrator for new posts/ comments on the hive wall.

Added search functionality to hive posts.

Fixed position -when scrolling- for the new post/search toolbar on the hive wall.

Permanently visible toolbox when creating new posts/comments (for long posts/comments).

Ability to integrate micro:bit files.

New features/ upgrades

New user avatars and new backgrounds, new images to hives.

Implementation of new search engine for e-me users.

New e-me content types available (Image Choice, Sort the Paragraphs, Crossword, Advent Calendar).

More file formats are supported by “e-me blogs”.

Added a new theme (NewsUp) to “e-me blogs”.

New communication features

Ability for users to leave group chat (messages).

Ability to select a user by his/her username when sending messages.

New features for “e-me assignments” editor

Ability to integrate micro:bit files.

Added button for easy integration of “e-me content” objects.

Added smileys.

Added support for more file types.

New features for e-portfolio

Increased the size limit/ per file (from 2MB to 4MB), the total size limit for all content/ per user (from 50MB to 500MB) and the maximum file number capacity (from 50 to 200).

Support of .odp, .zip, .rar and .h5p file formats.

New features for Files app

Added ability to decompress files (zip, rar, 7z, etc.)

File versioning enabled.

Upgrade of e-me blogs, e-me content and e-me assignments app

Updated H5P libraries for creating e-me content items (Course Presentation, Find The Hotspot, Audio Recorder, Quiz Question Set).

Updated core technologies and the libraries used by e-me blogs, e-me content and e-me assignments.

Login page and e-me home page

Re-design of e-me login page.

Re-design of “Help” page: added infographic for easier navigation of the e-me training / informational material.

Upgrades for “e-me for all”

Ability to recover and change password as well as recover username in “e-me for all”.

Maintenance and Technical Improvements

Technical maintenance work on the system, database and applications.

Technical improvements to e-me assignments and e-me blogs.

Improved notifications mechanism.

Other improvements

Updated classes’ and pupils’ data needed while searching to invite hive members.

Resolved issues reported by users or detected during technical check.

02/02/2022

Version 2.5


Improvements in hive wall

Added new buttons in text editor (new line, identation, headings, font size).

Enlargement of the e-me content player window.

Faster loading of posts and comments.

Improvements in e-me files app

Added icon for moving from hive's shared folder (e-me files app) to hive's home page.

Adjustment of hive's shared folder permissions.

UI Improvements for tablets / mobiles.

Updated and enriched the training material

Added "e-me User Guide - Short", "Detailed User & Pedagogical Utilization Guide" and "Familiarization Scenario".

Added student guide, with rules for proper use of hives.

Upgrade of e-me blogs, e-me content, e-me assignments

Updated apps' technologies and libraries.

Other improvements

Increased the number of users who can be invited en masse to a hive

Improvements in performance of conversations between users.

Improvements in the performance of user deletion routine.

Resolve of issues reported by users or found via testing.

15/06/2021
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Contact the e-me management team

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

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

e-me Helpdesk

Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI)

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

Should you face any difficulty with login in e-me or with your account (username- password) in the Greek School Network (GSN), please contact GSN user support service at https://www.sch.gr/helpdesk/ helpdesk / or address GSN user support local services as listed on this page.


For any question or problem regarding e-me, please contact e-me Help Desk as follows:

  • Send an email to support@e-me.edu.gr and, if not possible,
  • Contact e-me Helpdesk by calling the following phone number, during support hours/ days:
    • 210 3350748 (Mon.-Fri., 09:00 - 17:00)