What is new indeed! For starters, Classe365 has officially become the 13th “best” cloud based student information system worldwide! This is a feat that we are truly proud of. We have our subscribers to thank for getting us this far. And, what better way is there to thank them than introducing some new, unique and powerful features to the Classe365’s arsenal of education management tools and to make life at your institution easier than ever before.
MAJOR NEW RELEASES
1. INTRODUCING THE E-COMMERCE MODULE
Classe365 stands out from the rest by introducing a platform for creating and managing an online store. Institutions can now sell any product, ranging from books to clothing, to all affiliated with the institute. Adding products, Managing transactions, and administering sales is easy with the E-commerce module.
2. INTRODUCING SOCIAL LEARNING – A PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK
Everyone these days just loves social networking sites, like Facebook and twitter. So, why not incorporate the idea of social networking – in education. The result is a process called Social Learning. Classe365 now provides a social learning platform for students and teachers of the institution to share their thoughts. Through Social learning, people can interact, like in social networking, and also learn something in the process, forming stronger bonds within the institution.
3. INTRODUCING THE NEW LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)
Teachers will be pleased to hear of a new way to create quizzes, exams and assignments. Classe365’s Learning Management System (the LMS Module) provides a platform for teachers to make and manage these tests online.
When we talk about a “paperless classroom”, we really mean it !
Classe365 has already made tremendous progress this year, but plans to introduce some more features, like:
4. GOOGLE APPS AND CLEVER INTEGRATION
With the age of technology in education approaching, students use application software that serves as a learning tool. But, to use this software, students must login to every application. This takes away the very little time allotted to teachers in the classroom. Most teachers will agree with me when is say this : This is a waste of time!
Classe365 has integrated with Google Apps and Clever. Thus, students no longer have to worry about remembering a list of usernames and passwords to use Application Software in the classroom. Teachers also don’t lose fifteen minutes every session just to get the entire class logged in to an application. This single login ensures that students still retain the experience of “logging in”, but without wasting time.
UPDATES TO EXISTING FEATURES
1. MODIFY INPUT FORMS EASILY WITH CUSTOM INPUT FORMS
The Student and Teacher module now includes a drag and drop method to add any custom fields, not already provided in the default layout form. So, the Administrators can take a breather while formatting Student and Teacher admission forms.
2. EFFICIENT TEACHER AND STUDENT ENTRIES WITH BULK UPLOAD
If there are, say a thousand students/teachers in the institution, instead of adding student or teacher information individually, Classe365 now allows you to import Students and Teacher databases in CSV or Excel format. This saves a lot of time in setting up your institution.
3. MANAGE EVENTS EFFICIENTLY
I’m sure every student, including myself, can be a ‘little’ carless at times, and sometimes – not so ‘little’. They would be like : “Oh no! I thought we had the Physics test today, not Biology!” or “I forgot to do the Math assignment that we were told a month ago. Now it’s due tomorrow! what do I do??”. With Classe365 around, here is what you should do: nothing. As long as the event has been noted in the “Events Module”, it acts as an online planner, sending you notifications of an upcoming event to ensure that you are always on time.
UPCOMING NEW FEATURES
1. CLASSE365 APP
Yup, you heard it right! Classe365’s portability will be taken to the mobile level. So, institution details can be managed easily on a phone. You can expect to see the classe365 IOS and Android App this August.
2. CLASSE365 INTEGRATES SKYPE
Cloud based student information systems, such as Classe365, already help improve classroom interactions between students and teachers. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it actually does ! Classe365 will soon integrate with Skype! Online lectures will soon be available to all institutions affiliated with us. You just need to know any one language in the world, have a computer (and enthusiasm to learn,of course) , and you’re good to go! Classe365 and Skype make the Ultimate Learning tool!
Well, as of now, this is what we have in store for you. But we assure you that there is more to come. Your journey with us is merely beginning, and we hope that you will stick with us till the very end . With your help, Classe365’s ceaseless efforts will bear fruit for education in the new millennia.