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Engageli Update Offers Browser-Based Teaching, Improved Tools

Virtual teaching and learning company Engageli has launched version 2.0 of its platform, introducing a browser-based interface for instructors (in addition to the existing native application for Windows and macOS) as well as a spate of new features for learning.

With Engageli 2.0, instructors can teach directly from a web browser, rather than downloading and installing an application. This simplifies the user experience, makes the platform compatible with more devices and optimizes bandwidth use, according the company. Learners can access the platform either via browser or via a native iOS app.

Other new features include:

  • "Room" and "Table" audio modes: Room mode allows the instructor to hear all learners and all learners to hear each other, while in Table mode, instructors can only hear learners who have their hands raised and learners can only hear their tablemates or those with hands raised.
  • Playback rooms allow learners to engage in an asynchronous class session, in which they can answer polls and quizzes, take time-synched notes, capture screenshots and more.
  • Native integration with the Miro whiteboard platform enables instructors to utilize Miro whiteboards within Engageli for collaboration and brainstorming.
  • Improved reporting tools provide insight into learner activity and behavior.
  • A new self-test capability allows students and instructors to check audio, microphone, camera, screen share and connectivity before starting a class.
  • Students can download a class chat history for later reference.

"Since Engageli launched in 2020, we've been continuously investing in improving the platform based on partner feedback. We are proud to expand access and continue delivering exceptional, flexible learning experiences that are personal, engaging, and rooted in learning outcomes," said Dan Avida, Engageli co-founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our partners in higher education have been testing version 2.0 for several months and have shared positive feedback on how easy it is to get started, how flexible the platform is, and how the new reporting allows them to better measure engagement and identify at-risk students."

For more information, visit the Engageli site.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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