Q: Where can I find information on how etwinning Live works?
You can find information in the self-learning materials section of the European portal (www.etwinning.net) or in the tutorials section of etwinning Live on the National eTwinning Support Service page for Spain; as well as on your YouTube channel.
There is also a “Help” section which can be accessed in the upper right corner of the eTwinning Live page, along with the notification and email icons.
PEOPLE: the eTwinning profile
Q: How can I view my profile or profiles of others?
You can access your profile or those of other users by clicking on the name. By clicking on the name, you access all the eTwinning user information: their personal information, activity, projects, events, groups. You can access their email address or become their follower or invite them to be part of your contacts
Q: What is the progress bar?
Your progress in eTwinning is determined by two factors: your participation in eTwinning and the use of self-learning eTwinning materials. Both indicate how far you’ve come in your eTwinning experience.
Progress based on your participation in eTwinning is divided into five areas: elementary, communication, cooperation, eTwinning network and professional development and quality. Here are some examples of actions that will increase your progress:
- Elementary: access, write your project idea, add an image to the profile, post it to your profile.
- Communication: make contacts, follow other people, write internal messages.
- Cooperation: join a project, use of TwinSpace.
- eTwinning Network and professional development: group membership, participation in events and other professional development activities.
- Quality: organization of activities, moderation of groups, Quality labels.
There’s a limit to how many actions in the same category you can perform to increase your progress bar: after writing several messages or posts, your progress won’t change any more!
Your progress remains visible to anyone in eTwinning and can serve as a guide for your eTwinning experience and to actively participate.
Q: Where are the self-learning materials?
Access these materials through etwinning Live. Enter eTwinning Live with your passwords. Access the progress bar page through your profile and click on (?). A page will open with explanations and the link to the materials.
Remember that for self-learning activities to be counted in your progress bar you must log in from eTwinning Live.
Q: What’s the difference between following a teacher or inviting him/her to be part of your contacts?
You follow an eTwinning user when you’re interested in continuing their activity on the platform.
You invite an eTwinning user to be part of your contacts when you want to carry out a project with that user.
Q: What should I do if I change my workplace?
If you change your workplace, you shouldn’t change the details of your previous school. You have to add the new school to your history of schools. To do this, you must access “your profile”> “modify account”> “Schools”. You’ll find a feature at the top, “ADD A SCHOOL”.
Q: How can I delete my eTwinning profile?
If you wish to delete your eTwinning account, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the email account you used to sign up for the eTwinning platform, informing them of your desire to delete your profile.
Q: What must I do if I don’t want my profile to be public?
You can select different criteria so that your profile isn’t public and doesn’t appear in an internet search. Select the option that you prefer in the “Privacy and security” section in your eTwinning profile.
Q: What must I do if I don’t want to start a project?
If you don’t want to start a project in eTwinning, in the “INTERESTS” section, you can indicate your availability in your eTwinning profile by checking NO:
- I’m available for an eTwinning project (YES/NO)
- I’m available for an etwinning Plus project (YES/NO)
This way, you won’t appear in the results of searches for partners made by other users.
P: ¿Se pueden modificar los datos del perfil?
Q: Can profile data be modified?
You can modify your personal data in your profile as well as change your privacy settings whenever you want.
Q: How can I find people or schools?
There is a search engine in the “PEOPLE” tab. Look for people by name or school. You can also opt for an advanced search that offers different fields.
Q: What are eTwinning events?
eTwinning events are face-to-face or online meetings between eTwinning users with different goals. These events can be organized by any platform user. They have audio and videoconference tools with capacity for 100 participants, a forum for discussion before and after the videoconference session and a space to file documents. The nature of these events supports many possibilities: workshops, training sessions, school presentations, project presentations, partner search sessions.
Q: When can I participate in an event?
There are public events that give you the chance to participate. In private events there’s no possibility of access if you haven’t been invited to organize the event.
Q: What information can I find on the Projects tab?
The space where you can create your project is in the “Projects” tab.
In addition, you’ll find the list of all your pending, open and closed projects. Under each project, you’ll find a list of related actions.
You’ll also find a tool that allows you to search for projects.
Q: What actions can be performed in relation to each project?
Actions related to the management of partners: adding new partners, removing partners, managing profiles.
Actions related to the project: modifying project information, adding images to represent it, starting and ending the project.
Application for National or European Quality Label. Application for participation in European Awards. Download the certificates related to the Project.
Q: I’ve founded/agreed to be part of a project. Why isn’t TwinSpace generated?
The protocol to approve a project takes time. If 15 days have passed since the process began, there might be several causes:
- Your partner hasn’t accepted the invitation.
- Your project is pending approval by the eTwinning representative of your Autonomous Community and the eTwinning NSS.
- Your project is approved by Spain, but it remains to be approved by the NSS of the other country involved.
- Tell your partner they have to open the notifications and accept the project invitation to start the protocol to approve the project.
- Check that the notification to give approval has reached the head teacher of your school and that, following the instructions they’ve sent it to the eTwinning representative in your Community.
- If it’s already approved in Spain, tell your partner that it’s their National Support Service that needs to approve the project
Q: How do you add partners to a project?
You should ask your future partners to be part of your contacts. They must accept. Then, invite them to the project. Click here to see the tutorial .
Q: Why can’t I invite a teacher that I have from my contacts to a project?
The most common causes are:
- Availability to work on projects in general has not been enabled in the teacher profile. In that case, your partner must enable the option “I’m available for an eTwinning project” in the “Interests” section of their profile to allow you to select it. (See image).
- If your partner belongs to one of the eTwinning Plus countries, then the option of working in eTwinning Plus countries hasn’t been enabled. You must be sure you’ve enabled two options:
The first, in your profile: “I’m available to participate in eTwinning Plus projects” and the second, in the projects tab in the “Modify” actions menu: selecting allows you to join with eTwinning Plus countries in the project. Now it will appear to be selected from your contacts.
Q: How I can find partners?
Finding a partner for effective collaboration takes time. There are different spaces and ways to find partners. You’ll find tips in this article from the website: Searching for actual partners
Q: What are eTwinning groups?
eTwinning groups are private platforms that allow their members to talk and work together on a specific topic. Their goal is for people participating in eTwinning to share examples, discuss teaching methods and find support for their professional development.
The groups are excellent spaces for collaborative work among teachers in the long term.
Q: Can I create a group?
Any eTwinning user can request the creation of a group, but it has to pass the filter of the Central Support Service, which is the one that ultimately decides to approve the request.
Q: Can I participate in any group?
There are closed and open groups. Any eTwinning user may join or leave an open or public group. Closed groups do not offer this possibility. You can only be accessed if you’re invited.
Q: What are the groups created by the Central eTwinning Support Service?
There are eTwinning moderator groups where each group prepares activities and tasks to discuss and perform. Topics range from language teaching or entrepreneurship in education to science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Joining an eTwinning group is very simple, just enter your mathematics. It’s very easy to join an eTwinning group, just enter your eTwinning desktop, go to the “Groups” section and access from there. You can access groups from the eTwinning desktop at any time.
Click here to access the list
Q: What is the purpose of the forums to collaborate?
The forums to collaborate are designed to allow/ find partners to carry out future projects, collaborations or associations.
Q: What is the search engine for?
The search engine allows you to search for potential partners in forums, using keywords that reflect your interests (Clil, stem …) and any other filters that appear in the advanced search: age, language, country…
Q: How can I find partners?
If you come up with a clear idea, use the forums in eTwinning Live to publicize your project idea,
You can also do an advanced search using the search for potential partners, using keywords in the box that reflects your interests (CLIL, STEM …) and any other filters that appear in the advanced search.
When you find a teacher who could be related to what you want to do, you have two options:
- Leave a comment replying to their posting in the forum
• Write a private message. To do this click on their name, and click on the envelope icon on their profile page to send them a message.
You can also follow them in other social networks. By clicking on the “Follow” option in your profile
Q: What are the considerations before starting/joining a project?
Before joining a project, we advise you engage in good calm contact with the partners. It’s important to check that all the partners want the same thing or, if appropriate, to negotiate and agree ideas. Once you reach an agreement and decide to join a project already founded or you decide to create your own project, you must follow some technical steps. Your project can be based on published project kits or you can be inspired by projects carried out by others…
First you must ask to form part of your partner’s contacts or vice versa.
The person who’s invited must accept the invitation.
Then you can select them as a member of your contact list
The person must accept the invitation to the project.
The project has to be approved by the National Services of the founding partners’ when they receive the head teacher’s approval. In the case of Spain, through the Autonomous Communities’ eTwinning representative.
Once the project is approved, a private digital space is created to work with students.
Q: What does the Professional Development tab offer?
This space includes the virtual professional development opportunities offered by eTwinning throughout Europe.
Q: What forms of online training do we offer?
There are two online training types: educational meetings and seminars
The educational meetings are intensive, dynamic courses that serve to present a theme, stimulate creativity, help develop skills and don’t require a long-term commitment.
Online seminars are one-hour videoconferencing sessions where you can learn, speak and discuss different topics.
Q: How do I sign up?
To sign up for these activities, click on the activity name and follow the instructions. The application period will usually appear: start and end.
When the period starts, you’ll find instructions for applying. We advise you to be very attentive because there’s usually quite a lot of demand.