Saturday, November 13, 2010

Class.io - Course Management in Google Apps

If your school uses Google Apps for Education, Class.io is a service that you might want to spend some time exploring. Class.io integrates with your Google Apps for Education services to provide course management functions.

Some of the course management functions provided by Class.io include posting and receiving of assignments, video and audio file postings to students, course announcements, and lecture outline postings. Class.io provides a tabbed timeline for students to use to navigate course postings made by their instructors. For instructors, Class.io offers private timelines to manage multiple courses and their associated folders and calendars. See screen captures and read about all of Class.io's features here.

Applications for Education
For instructors looking for a better way to manage online aspects of their courses, Class.io could be a good add-on to their existing Google Apps for Education account. Students will also benefit from having a centralized location for all course communications. Class.io offers a Facebook functionality that could help increase the effective reach of your course-related online postings.

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