Backchannel discussions in your classroomWhat is a BackChannel?
A backchannel lets you:
Have a class chatroom that is Teacher controlled.
The teacher can mute students and remove any comments that don't fit with the discussion.
Our profanity filter will help give you confidence that your students won't bully or abuse others.
A full transcript provides the teacher with an unfiltered view of the chat.
Our chats can automatically shut down if a teacher leaves the discussion.
Our backchannel chat has tools to amplify messages so that a teacher gets quick insight into what is most important in the chat.
All actions appear instantly, users can see when people are typing, they can vote on messages in real time.
Let students pick custom avatar pictures. No student information is stored, students can choose names as dictated by the teacher.
BackChannel Chat provides a profanity filter to remove the really nasty words and multiple transcript versions which include the unfiltered content.
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.
All chat rooms have search and archiving capabilities, students can easily find relevant parts of the discussion.
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.
Shy and quiet students can ask questions and get involved in disussions in a way they wouldn't normally in class.
Teachers can lock the room to help control the pace of the discussion
Students can mark messages that have the most meaning, teachers can use this input to focus the discussion on what really matters
Students can choose from our fun avatars, they'll have a blast!