You might wonder why there is so much ado about the new web version of the SmartClass Hub platform, given that the functionality is mostly the same. However, the benefits to the user experience are undeniable.
By Yanick Demers
Date of Creation: 2022-01-10
Last Update: 2022-01-10
Here are some of the key improvements:
1- SmartClass Hub Web Version is lightspeed.
The change is dramatic. All installed applications use the operating system and processor of the device to perform many of the functions. The SmartClass HUB Web Version hosts the heavy processes on powerful servers, leaving only the visual aspect managed by the browser.
Few concrete examples:
- Download speed for SmartClass Content is 60x faster than before
- Interface response time is instantaneous
- Folder activation time decreased significantly
2- No Installation, no upgrade to perform, minimal settings, and secured access with SSL Certificate:
Unlike the installed version, which requires installation on each user station, the web version of the SmartClass HUB is directly accessible from a web browser. This significantly reduces the configuration and maintenance of each workstation. In addition, the updates are swift, frequent, and without any intervention from the users.
3- The web version works on all computers through major browsers (Chrome, Edge, and Safari):
Teachers can use any computer/tablet to access the SmartClass Hub. All operating systems (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome) have a web browser, so using the SmartClass HUB Web application is possible without installing any software.
4- Send an invite link for students to register directly for your class:
Each class has a unique student invite link. Send it to your students who can register directly to the appropriate class. No apps to download. No settings are needed!
5- Effective grading thanks to the Progress Report:
SmartClass HUB Web Version offers a new simple progress report to grade, comment, and review students' performance. Teachers can quickly identify activities that require manual grading. This report also gives teachers an overall view of students' progress and performance.
6- Improved student interface for smartphones:
We adapted to the pandemic reality that over 70% of the students are doing their SmartClass Hub Homework on their phones. The new Web Version for students has been optimized to improve usability, notably with a portrait orientation user interface, bigger buttons, and toggle function between stimulus and response.
7- New assignment Redo option:
The Redo option has been a long-standing request from teachers. The teacher can give the student another chance to submit a new answer with the REDO ACTIVITY button.
8- User Assistance (UA)
The active user assistance of the SmartClass Hub guides teachers through their first steps with the platform. We've included a series of tooltips that bring the teacher from creating their courses to sharing activities and reviewing student responses.
Coming Soon! Advanced reporting for administrators, teachers, and students (February 2022)
Thanks to the new reporting dashboard, your school can answer the following question at a glance: Which of your teachers are more actively posting assignments? Which students need support on speaking practice? Am I done with my weekly lessons? These are just a few examples of the answers provided by our new reporting system.
Also Coming Soon! Google Classroom Integration (March 2022)
Google Classroom integration offers a quick class setup for teachers. Instantly create your classes and student accounts in the SmartClass Hub from your existing Google Classroom account.
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