Class.io takes care of your course communication and resource sharing needs.
Think of it as a “private twitter for the classroom”.
We are currently on the early development stage and a beta version of class.io is ready for testing. Some of the features you will find in class.io are:
All content posted by teachers is displayed on the course timeline. Navigation tabs help students sort trough the shared items. Lecture notes, homework assignments, class announcements, files, videos and links are automatically categorized and properly displayed on each tab.
Multiple course management
Teachers can manage multiple courses, each of which will have a private timeline and shared Google Docs folder and calendar.
Effective class communication
Class announcements, homework assignments and other resources can be published with a single click. Users can also comment on posted items or communicate via private messages.
Google Apps Integration
Many universities and schools are starting to use Google Apps for Education and with it they save thousands of dollars. Class.io adds course management features to Google Apps:
- Simple sign-up, there is no need to create a class.io account. Just use your Google Account to join.
- Google Docs is a great tool for collaboration. With class.io every course has its own docs folder, automatically shared with students.
- Calendar Syncronization allows students and teachers to receive reminders and up to date with important class events.
Teachers can post homework assignments and receive the students papers before a set deadline. Right after the date and time of the deadline the teacher can start grading the assignments and later export the results to a spreadsheet.
Most students spend many hours on Facebook. They can connect their class.io profile with facebook and get notifications about new class announcements and activities directly on their wall.
Be where the students are
We are working on integrating with other popular social websites like twitter and mobile versions of class.io to allow class notifications to reach students wherever their prefer.