Class Technologies Inc., a global pioneer in virtual classrooms, has announced a partnership with Microsoft and the launch of Class for Microsoft Teams, its next-generation virtual classroom platform. Class for Microsoft Teams is built on the Teams platform and connects smoothly with Microsoft 365. It adds unique capabilities and analytics that enhance the virtual learning experience.
Class for Microsoft Teams includes enhancements informed by customer testing and feedback to enable active learning, collaboration and engagement in online classrooms and virtual instructor-led training.
Highlights of Class for Microsoft Teams include the ability to:
- Improve learner engagement by delivering a dynamic and personalized online learning experience with interactive screen sharing, highly collaborative sessions, and virtual whiteboards.
- Facilitate meaningful collaboration by providing the tools to share ideas and collaborate effectively with enhanced breakout rooms and integrations that make working simultaneously on shared documents possible.
- Leverage analytics & automation to expand the reach of virtual offerings with interactive recordings and demonstrate efficacy with data dashboards that report key automated metrics like session engagement and participation.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the collaboration, Co-founder & CEO of Class, Michael Chasen, said:
We are thrilled to continue this journey with our partners at Microsoft. With the availability of Class for Microsoft Teams, we expand our reach more than ever in our history and provide more options to our customers regardless of the video conferencing platform they choose to standardize on.
Class Technologies Inc. developed Class, which enables active learning for 10 million users from 1,500+ education, corporate, and government institutions worldwide and is the leading provider of virtual classroom software for education. The company’s mission is to revolutionize how the world learns. It is dedicated to providing learners and educators with tools that promote active learning, collaboration, and engagement, regardless of location or circumstances. Its next-generation virtual classroom solutions aim to improve the learning experience by encouraging participation, interactivity, and community-building, resulting in better outcomes for everybody.
Paige Johnson, VP of Education Marketing at Microsoft, commented:
Microsoft is a platform company, and the power of Microsoft is through our relationships. Class for Microsoft Teams allows institutions to extend their usage of Microsoft 365 and transform how learning is delivered online.