Backchannel Chat is designed for educational discussions, it provides all the tools an educator could need to facilitate online discussions.
Easily control and moderate your classroom discussions in realtime. Our modern web 2.0 styled chat rooms will engage and transform your classroom.
Backchannel Chat is a class discussion tool that was designed from the ground up to support teachers. Backchannels are great for increasing participation in classroom discussions and for informally assessing your students’ knowledge.
Teacher can control all aspects of the discussion, you can remove messages and prevent students from posting, if the pace of the discussion is overwhelming and key messages are lost you can take control and lock the room so that only you can add content.
|Free||Free||30 Concurrent Students, Fair use Rooms / Discussions, Web Transcripts, 3 months Search history, Partial Advanced security, No Personalised avatar pictures, No Private messages.|
|Classroom||$15/year||50 Concurrent Students, Unlimited Rooms / Discussions, Full Transcripts, Forever Search history, Full Advanced security, Personalised avatar pictures, Private messages, File Attachments.|
|School||$299/year||80 Concurrent Students per Chat, Unlimited Rooms / Discussions, Full Transcripts, Forever Search history, Full Advanced security, Personalised avatar pictures, Private messages, File Attachments, Advanced Management.|
I like that it allows for a different form of discussion in a classroom, and that it integrates well with our LMS (Schoology). It is “real time” as opposed to a discussion board. It’s simple enough to use, but does allow for a few helpful instructor modifications.