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How-To: Diigo

This first installment of my “How-To” series will focus on Diigo, the social bookmarking and annotation site.
When I first started playing with social bookmarking sites early in the century, I was a devoted delicious user. I looked at Diigo at one point, but it was primitive at the time, and I just liked the way delicious worked. However, as time went on, Diigo started evolving into something much more than just a way of sharing websites with online friends and groups. Diigo became a high-powered web annotation tool, offering professional and casual researchers a way of easily annotating and collecting sources for personal and shared use.

Here’s how it works (assuming you have a Diigo browser plugin) for personal annotation use (sharing requires a bit more and will require a separate post):

  1. Open a webpage you want to annotate and open the Diigo extension.
  2. Choose “Annotate.”
    diigo annotate selection
  3. Look for the Diigo slider on the side of your screen.
    diigo slider 1
    diigo slider full
  4. Choose the highlighter (1) to highlight text on the webpage (2). Feel free to click on the downward arrow next to the highlighter to change the color of the highlight.
    diigo highlight
    diigo highlight color
  5. To leave an annotation, select the sticky note icon next to the highlighter (1), which opens up a sticky note on the screen (2).
    diigo sticky note
  6. Type in your annotation and select “Save.” You can move the sticky note to a new location by dragging the note on the screen.
    diigo annotationdiigo move note
  7. Once you are finished, sign in to your Diigo account to see your saved website, highlight, and annotation.
    diigo account page

That’s it!

Be on the look out for more “How-To” posts on Diigo and other edtech tools! Until then, peace.

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Andres Munoz, Jr.