Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Cautionary Note About Using Facebook to Connect With Students & Parents

Twice last week (here and here) I shared information about using Facebook fan pages and community pages to communicate course information to students and their parents. One thing that I forgot to mention to those who decide to try creating a fan page is that you do need to monitor your page for spam comments. If you log into your Facebook fan page as an administrator, by default you will only see the items you posted. It's important that you look at the "just others" tab to see if students, parents, or spammers have posted anything. If someone has spammed your page, you can remove the comment and or ban that person from posting anything on your page in the future. Below I've included a screen capture of the Facebook fan page for my courses.