By Sarah Currier, SHEEN Sharing Project Consultant, 1 July email@example.com ©2009 Higher Education Academy6.
Because you are a new user, you should now see a screen saying “You don’t have any
bookmarks yet. You can import your bookmarks
Underneath there are two buttons: one to import bookmarks from your browser
called “favourites” in Internet Explorer)
, and one to import from Delicious.
Click “Importbookmarks from your browser”.
If you have installed the Diigo Toolbar already, and feel confident to try proceeding with the firstoption to import using the Diigo Toolbar, go ahead, following the instructions. However, I
assume you haven’t done this!
Scroll down to the
“Import via browser export bookmark file”
Go down to step 3; browse to and select the
file you exported from I.E. in step 2above.11.
You can add optional tags at this point which will be applied to all your bookmarks. You may like
to add something like “myIEFavorites_230609” just to identify them to yourself later as ones youimported today. However, it’s entirely up to you wh
ether you add tags at this stage or not.12.
, you must decide whether to make your bookmarks
at thisstage. If you import them as
then anyone using Diigo can see them. It might be an idea toimport all your bookmarks as
initially; you can go in later and make the ones you want toshare with the ECN and others
public. We’ll cover that in the training; you don’t need to worry
about it now.13.
Finish by clicking the import button. Once you’ve done this, you’ll see
a screen saying:
Task is being processed. You will receive notification by email when it is done.
Importing may take some time to complete, depending on how many bookmarks you haveand how many other people are trying to import at the same time.
Your tag cloud may require more processing and will be available later.
Experience so far tells us it can take a few days for your I.E. Favorites to appear as DiigoBookmarks. Please be patient and wait for the email from Diigo; you can also go back and checkin
your Diigo account to see if they’ve arrived.
3.2 Get your Bookmarks from Firefox into Diigo
NB: The instructions given on the Diigo page for exporting your Bookmarks from Firefox
adequate to cover all possible versions of Firefox. So the instructions may look unfamiliar. If theyare OK for you, follow them, otherwise...1.
... you need to find the “Import and Backup” menu. In my version of Firefox, you click the“Bookmarks” menu at the top of the page, then “Organise Bookmarks”. At the top
resulting popup is an option “Import and Backup”.
Select “Export HTML” –
you want to end up with an HTML file saved to your
filesystem somewhere- make sure you note where you have saved them to exactly before you
exit the “Import and Backup” menu
Sign in using the username and password you gave in the steps above in
Section 1: Get Yourself a Diigo Account
Click on “My Bookmarks” in the row of tabs just under the blue he
ader at the top of the screen.