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Class: The Next Generation Virtual Classroom for Zoom

Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom and makes the virtual classroom feel like a real classroom.

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Host a Successful Virtual Event

You can enhance how Zoom is used for virtual classrooms through third party partners, such as Class, a company founded by education software pioneer Michael Chasen.

Class adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom and makes the virtual classroom feel like a real classroom.

It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a learner, and more.

The software adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom that enable instructors to perform many of the activities that happen in a real classroom, virtually.

Class also collects and digests feedback on what’s happening in the session in the fixed participants panel, with information like who is speaking, who raised their hand, and who sent a message. Instructors and assistants can also see nonverbal feedback, like a thumbs up or a request to slow down, and whether learners have “lost focus” by switching to a different application.

Class also creates a central environment for tools to manage instruction to make virtual administration easier.

Instructors can give an assignment or assessment during class that opens in a new tab. Grades are automatically entered into the gradebook, and with the in-app proctoring tool, instructors can confidently test online. Class also focuses on restoring connection and collaboration in learning to drive more meaningful results.

With Class’s Enhanced Breakout Rooms, instructors can launch materials – including polls, assignments, assessments, and quizzes – directly to each room to save time navigating to different apps. The Whiteboard functionality allows instructors to deploy prepared templates and sustain ongoing interaction across multiple sessions. With rich data, Instructors find opportunities to pivot and uplevel their sessions.

Engagement analytics—including raised hands, thumbs ups, time talking, messages sent, or whether students move to a different application—are found in the Class dashboard. Instructors can easily gain insights for their entire class, or for an individual learner.

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