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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more
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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission


Principal function(s): Bookmarking

Diigo is a bookmarking tool designed that allows highlighting, annotating and organising online resources. Users can create groups and communities through which to share bookmarked links and collections. Other members can then easily comment on the links. The tool was developed by Diigo Inc. It offers both free and premium subscription options, with additional features available for paid users. Free teacher premium accounts available on request. Signing up for an account is required to access all functionalities. Evaluation: Diigo as a digital bookmarker is a useful tool for engaged reading and making digital collections. Teachers can also create curated lists of online resources related to their lesson topics and share them with students. Diigo can also facilitate collaborative research and information sharing. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://www.diigo.com/


Best practice

Diigo based task


Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work


  • Reading


  • You supply


Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Straightforward, intuitive

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task


Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English only

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Medium. Diigo collects user data such as e-mail addresses, RL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of request. It also saves annotations made by users on its servers. However, it does not record users’ browsing history or share users’ data with third parties. Diigo hosts third parties that collect cookies, such as Google Analytics. There is little information about security in Diigo’s privacy policy. However, its privacy policy has been updated to comply with the GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes, with an account.

Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)

Yes, it allows bookmarking any website and has different functionalities.





Technical requirements

Installation required?

No. Available as a browser extension too.

Compatibility/ Operating System

All operating systems.

Other technical requirements

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Principal Functions
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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