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Class announces widespread availability

Class, a Zoom-based app that adds teaching and learning tools to the popular meeting platform, is now widely available on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, and Android tablets. The tool was first announced just eight months ago by Class Technologies, a new company co-founded by Michael Chasen, co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard.

“We made it our goal to get the class into the hands of as many instructors and learners as possible and as quickly as possible, because we knew it was needed now,” Chasen said in a statement. . “The past year has been a struggle for many instructors and students on many levels. Now that the class is generally available on all major devices, online learning will feel and work better.”

According to the company, Class allows instructors “to virtually perform many activities that take place in a real classroom.” For example, instructors can use Class to take attendance, hand in homework, grade classes, give a quiz, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with students, and more.

“Class has brought the next wave of virtual learning to life,” commented Russell Kaurloto, vice president of information technology and CIO at Clemson University and a member of the Class Advisory Board. “Online education and synchronous learning will only continue to thrive in a post-pandemic world, and the need for software with tools to improve digital connection in the classroom is greater than ever.”

For more information, visit the Class Technologies website.

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