We have added an online teaching platform to SchoolMate!
Instead of developing one ourselves we thought it would be better to link with a service that specialises in online platforms. We looked at a number of platform providers, in particular Zoom and LearnCube. We decided to link with LearnCube as it is a professional virtual classroom made specifically for online tutoring, unlike Zoom’s web-conference tool which is designed for business meetings.
- LearnCube is white-label product which means you can add your school’s logo, colours etc,
- It is intuitive & reliable and works well for groups of up to 8 students.
- Teachers find it more efficient to teach because of their multi-tab whiteboard, cloud library, teacher controls and other tutoring-specific features.
- They also offer a suite of solutions to streamline operations, reporting, teacher QA, troubleshooting and management of online tutoring companies or language schools.
The pricing is reasonable and you do not need an account for each teacher. We have found that schools generally just need one account, we recommend the Virtual Classroom Pro. The cost of this is 14 USD or 19 USD per month depending on the type of contract. You can find details of the pricing here.
You can take a 14 day free trial of LearnCube and link it to your SchoolMate account. There is a tutorial on how to do that here.