Update to classroom default settings (x-post)

Are your/your students' discussions or events tabs gone? Check your Duolingo for Schools' settings.

There has been a change to the default privacy settings on Duolingo for Schools classrooms. We want students to be safe by default, with the teacher or parent determining if their students are mature enough to engage in online conversations. This means we are disabling all social interactions by default, including Forums, Events, and Mature vocabulary. This will affect any classroom that has not determined these settings in the past. So if you have never been in your settings and you are a Duolingo for Schools classroom teacher, those students will not be able to see participate in the forums unless you manually change the settings.

If you are a Duolingo for Schools teacher and you want to change your classroom's settings, you can go to "Classroom settings" —> "Privacy Settings" to update your classroom's preferences.

If you are a student, you can always leave a classroom by following these instructions. Your teacher will be notified.

You might be seeing people confused about this in the coming days, and if you do, please re-direct them to this post. The relevant Help Center pages have also been updated. Thank you \o/

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August 28, 2017

This discussion is locked.

I have the setting for microphone OFF for my students but Duolingo is asking them questions that require microphones? How to remedy this? Please advise.

September 8, 2017

Hi there, there is not a setting to let you turn off the microphone for all students. You probably saw a setting that let you turn it off for yourself.

Each student will have to turn the microphone off for themselves at

September 8, 2017


December 17, 2017

why does Duolingo ask me and my students if they have email acess please advise

October 16, 2017

Perhaps they are asking you for a good reason : - They might need to get in contact with you. - Maybe some students subscribed to a certain course that hasn't come out, and Duolingo Staff members would want to email them ( as said ) about it. But I really don't know, because I am not a staff member ( yet )! You could try to get ahold of a staff member though.

October 26, 2017

You can still allow your students to use the forum right?

August 28, 2017


August 28, 2017

Thank you!

August 28, 2017

This is a very important message. However, I did not receive it in an email.

My question:
Why has this message not been send to the people who have set this notification option to ON:

August 29, 2017

im a student and a teacher [a teacher of my self]

November 4, 2017

really i didn't know that

January 19, 2018


January 24, 2018


September 14, 2017

Can someone please explain what this discussion is about?

October 29, 2017

someone is sending me ambushing words what i have to do she is a girl and iam boy

October 18, 2017

hello ther is someone who is sending me some bad things she is girl and iam boy

October 25, 2017

vaibhav7876, can you please send an email to describing exactly what is happening? (Please include all evidence you can, such as username, links and screenshots)

October 25, 2017


February 3, 2018

hi their is no seetings

September 14, 2017

hello i searsh to undertend films how can i do that

September 19, 2017
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