eTwinning teachers rooms
This document will show you how to register and run a teachers room or participate in
one in your new eTwinning Desktop.
Teachers rooms – what for?
Teachers rooms allow you to discuss and collaborate any topic with European
colleagues for a limited amount of time (2 months).
You can either register restricted teachers rooms which means interested eTwinners
have to ask you first whether you allow them to participate or not or you register a
public teachers room that all eTwinners can join automatically.
1. How to create a teachers room
Step 1 – Login to your eTwinning account
Step 2 – Click on teachers rooms
Step 3 – To register a new teachers room click on “Create Room”.
Step 4 – On the next page you fill out the description form of the teachers room and
confirm your description by clicking on “Submit”.
2. How to run a teachers room
Step 1 – To have an overview of all your teachers rooms click on the blue button “My
Rooms” in the “teachers rooms” tab. You will then get a list of your rooms divided by
it’s status (public, restricted, closed, pending request).
Step 2 – You can edit settings of a teachers room by choosing one of the actions in
the actions column.
The two most common ways for collaboration in a teachers room are the chat and the
Step 3 – To use the chat room click on the blue button called “Chat”. A chat window
will pop up and you can start the chat right there.
Step 4 – When using the forum you can either create a new message or reply to a
message. To create a new message click on the “Create message” button, type your
text in the message body and submit your message in the next page.
Step 5 – To reply to a forum message click on “Reply” inside a forum thread and write
your message as explained in STEP 3. If you want to reply with a quotation of the
previous message, click on the “Quote” button and write your message.
Step 6 – By clicking the “Search Forum” button you get directed to the forum search
page. There you can search for messages by tag, language, subject or submitter
3. How to search and join teachers rooms
Step 1 – The main page of the “teachers rooms” tab gives you various options to
search for interesting teachers rooms. The most recent registered teachers room is
displayed in the “Newest” box. The “Popular” box shows teachers rooms with the most
actions happening there. In the “Search” box you can search for rooms by defined
Step 2 – The list of search results gives you brief information about each teachers
room. You can then go to a teachers room or directly join one.
Successful teachers rooms are very welcome to be transformed into eTwinning
groups. eTwinning groups are for eTwinners who want to discuss specific topics or
subjects in a restricted environment. If you want to found a new eTwinning online
group, please contact the eTwinning pedagogical manager Mrs. Anne Gilleran