Live chat for your classroom - change the way you think about safe online chat.

  • Teacher Controlled

  • Safe and Secure

  • Profanity Filter

  • Full Transcripts

  • No Advertising

  • No Student Personal Information Required

Backchannel Chat is a class discussion tool that was designed from the ground up to support teachers. Backchannels are great for increasing participation in classroom discussions and for informally assessing your students’ knowledge.

Teacher can control all aspects of the discussion, you can remove messages and prevent students from posting, if the pace of the discussion is overwhelming and key messages are lost you can take control and lock the room so that only you can add content.

Learn more about Backchannel Chat

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Backchannel discussions in your classroom

What is a BackChannel?

Real Time

All actions appear instantly, users can see when people are typing, they can vote on messages in real time.

Student Avatars

Let students pick avatar pictures. No student information is stored, students can choose names as dictated by the teacher.

Profanity Filter

Backchannel Chat provides a profanity filter to remove the really nasty words and multiple transcript versions which include the unfiltered content.


Increase Engagement

Providing a backchannel chat room in your classroom has shown promising results in increasing student engagement.

Safe and Secure

Our moderation tools enable the facilitator to take complete control of student's chat behaviour.

Connect your Class

Easily bring your class into the discussion, no fuss, just write the chat room code on the board or project it on the wall.


Note Taking

All chat rooms have search and archiving capabilities, students can easily find relevant parts of the discussion.

Resource Sharing

Embed youtube videos, Flickr picture and other web 2.0 items directly into the coversation. Our chat provides a modern contempory chat environment for your students.

Ask Questions

Shy and quiet students can ask questions and get involved in disussions in a way they wouldn't normally in class.


Take Control

Teachers have full control you can lock the room to help control the pace of the discussion and remove any unwanted comments.

Message Amplification

Students can mark messages that have the most meaning, teachers can use this input to focus the discussion on what really matters

Share Files

Teachers can add files to the discussion and share them with the class when the right moment in the chat appears.


Backchannel Chat for Edmodo

Safe Secure Realtime discussion with your Edmodo Groups

Backchannel Chat for Google Apps

Safe Secure Realtime discussion within your Google Apps

Backchannel Chat for Schoology

Safe Secure Realtime discussion within Schoology

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