The user experience is all about collaboration -- less emphasis on “learning management,” per se. We’re talking lots of tools that encourage resource-sharing and keeping discussions going among students after they leave the classroom.
Tuesday’s unveiling resulted in an improved user experience, powerful course calendar, and an innovative new way for students to estimate their workload, which looks like it will be big for measuring and improving student outcomes.
This course-load manager actually synthesizes all the work a student has across their classes on Chalkup and estimates how much time it will take to get it all done.
More good news for teachers: Chalkup revved up its grading tools and incorporated an innovative set of rubrics. Taken together, these resources can create workflows that make for slicker lesson-planning and grading. Time saved.
All in all, we’re seeing the same product that has attracted 2,500 schools across 70 countries since it’s launch in May 2014, but a stronger, more intelligent one. This is the step forward Chalkup has been itching for.
The real question is how many teachers will take the leap from their current LMS to Chalkup’s class collaboration model after test-driving these new features.