November 4, 2011

Collaborize Classroom

Collaborize Classroom is a free classroom management tool that is used as an extension of the physical classroom much the same way as Moodle or Blackboard.  This service is designed to be used as a discussion area for teachers and students.  As the moderator of a group, you can post assignments, notes, surveys, files and more for students.  Students can then respond to you but also to their classmates.  One of the best features for a teacher is the ability to see detailed participation reports which track student activity on the site.

Now What?

Collaborize Classroom is a no frills CMS (classroom management system) also called LMS (learning management system).  It is easy to setup and add students (they can go to your page and request permission to join) and very easy to monitor the discussion.  If you are looking for a way to organize your class outside of school this could be very useful and a huge time saver.

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