Why does creating a classroom for yourself take away the new French Tree ?

April 30, 2018


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The new French tree is here! (under A/B test)"

All the teachers and students, who take part in a classroom, are always on the safe site in an A/B test. That's why you lost your new French tree.

April 30, 2018

I don't know about what impact creating a classroom has on the French tree, but I'd be careful with creating a class.

Classrooms are part of "Duolingo for Schools" ( and it is meant to be used by real teachers with their real life students. It is also used by parents who wish to monitor their children's learning and progress.

Sometimes a normal user creates a classroom, thinking it is going to be like a fun club or practice group, and they post the code or link and invite other users to join. Moderators delete these posts for two reasons:

The code/link exposes the "teacher's" email address, which is a security risk and against Duolingo's guidelines
The "students" who join the classroom give the "teacher" the ability to:
a. remove portions of the course
b. prevent them from using the discussion forums
c. see their email address
d. reset their password

Duolingo for Schools is a great tool in the right settings, but it's not something the average person would benefit from.

Also, since this is not really a question about French grammar/vocab/resources, could you edit your post and change the topic from French to Troubleshooting?

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April 30, 2018

Yes I am aware of the risks of a class.

Merci pour votre réponse

April 30, 2018

Same will be true for the English-Spanish update (A/B tests).
I believe I heard users wondering about this classroom fact for the Spanish course first.

May 2, 2018
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