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Class for Zoom Adds Education Interface to Popular Meeting Platform

A startup founded by education technology veterans has announced a program intended to make Zoom more effective in replicating the classroom experience for teachers and students. Class for Zoom is currently seeking teachers to beta test the software. It’s expected to launch later this fall.

Class for Zoom is being developed by ClassEDU, a new company founded and led by Blackboard co-founder and former CEO Michael Chasen. According to Chasen, Class for Zoom is designed as an education interface for Zoom that adds teaching tools, and additional capabilities for classroom administration.

For example, while Zoom allows teachers to deliver lectures in real time, use a whiteboard and set up breakout groups, the addition of Class for Zoom adds functionality for:

  • Managing attendance with ID authentication;
  • Handing out assignments;
  • Performing assessments,
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