Teacher to Teacher

Communities: Teachers can use communities to collaborate across the district, by grade level or subject area. Others can join communities for special or pedagogical interests.

Library: Teachers can share resources in the Library, collaborate on shared resources, and rate and review resources.

Resource or Sandbox Courses: Teachers can create special courses with no students where they can collaborate on the design of template courses, units, lessons and assessments.

Student to Student

Within courses:
Discussion Boards: Students can post ideas or collaborate on subjects, using the rich text editor to record audio and video, or embed external media.

Surveys: Students can be given permission to create surveys and analyze results.

Course Group Folders: Groups can have their own course folders to add resources, or communicate through discussion boards, chat and video conferencing.

Peer Assessments: Teachers can allow students to create tests and assignments, and analyze results. Peer assessments change the role and status of the student from passive learner to active learner and assessor, and involve students in critical reflection.

Bulletin Comments: When a teacher creates a bulletin, students can be given the option to comment, encouraging student voice as a stream of comments.

Outside of courses:
ePortfolios: Students can self-reflect on learning through ePortfolios, and comment on others’ work.

Blogs: Students can create blogs and comment on others’ posts.

Communities: Students can create communities and invite others to join so they can collaborate on projects, special interests, study groups or clubs.

Messaging: Students can send and receive messages to other students.

“We have truly moved forward in our lesson plan design and grade level/content specific communication across the campus. It has been revolutionary because it has changed up the way we communicate and instruct on campus.”
-Terence Daniels, Teacher, Dowling Middle School, TX

A central place for teachers, students and parents to interact and share

Strengthen school community ties by providing safe spaces for groups of students and teachers to interact outside of normal classroom activities. Create student communities for school clubs, and professional learning communities for teachers to help develop their skills and promote job satisfaction. Keep parents involved in their children’s school lives through a dedicated Parent Portal with automatic updates on academic progress, access to assignments and more.


Teacher to Student

Planner: Teachers use the planner not only to plan, organize and align units and lessons, but also to communicate with other teachers and students.

Bulletins: Post bulletins to students as text, video or audio – viewable on any device, including through our mobile app.

Messages: Send messages to the entire class, one group, or to individuals. Send messages through the recommendation engine, informing students of personalized tasks, or through assignments, reminding them of upcoming due dates.

Rubric and Assessment Feedback: Teachers use rubrics not just to score performance, but to give students concrete, actionable feedback on assignments.

Calendar: Add events on a course calendar that link to a resource, activity or lesson plan. Events automatically display in a student’s mobile app or the device’s calendar.

Task Block on Dashboard: Give students a list of all tasks to complete in order of due date, including personalized tasks.

Teacher/School to Parent

Parental involvement is a key component of student achievement and success. However, having access to grade and attendance reports isn’t enough. With a dedicated, customizable Parent Portal, parents have simple and secure access to information about all of their children, which makes teacher-parent communication easier than ever.

Tasks: Parents see all tasks assigned to each child aggregated from all courses.

Planner: Parents easily access the course planners; including lessons, resources and
activities.

Course Reports: Know how each child is progressing including the Learning Objectives Progress Reports, which tell a better story about student progress than traditional gradebooks.

Individual Learning Plans: See progress each child is making on Individual Learning Plans.

ePortfolios: See student progress, and participate in student-led conferences via ePortfolios.

Polls and Surveys: Allow parents to participate in polls and surveys to ensure that the teacher, school and district have heard the voice of the community.

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