Features for Students
Students can set goals for themselves like "Learn Java by the End of the Semester" or "Study for the Exam by Next Week".
We all need a support system in college. Nfoshare lets students invite their friends and family on Facebook to become their supporter on Nfoshare - a visual indication of the people who've got your back.
Students have the option to make their profile public, so that friends, family, and potential employers can follow their academic status - what school they attend, major they're taking, and expected graduation date.
Students can connect their Nfoshare account with their Facebook account and login via Facebook - without first logging into their LMS.
Features for Schools
Nfoshare is designed to increase student retention - something every school is concerned with. By collecting both structural and implied data, the school can gain valuable insight into the students' learning behavior and performance. This data can be applied to improve the learning experience.
Most STEM classes are divided into groups because of the class size - Nfoshare respects that physical division that by letting students communicate with each other outside of the main class feed and in their own private group feed.
Nfoshare uses the LTI Standard to connect with Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, Moodle, and any other LTI-compliant LMS. This eliminates the additional entry and creation of credentials and provides easy access to Nfoshare.
Features for Everyone
Security + Compliance
shares student information with anyone but the school - doing so would be illegal and against FERPA regulations (which we aim to 100% compliant with). Student credentials are hashed/salted and communication channels are encrypted.
Every user of Nfoshare (students, professors, assistants, etc.) can be notified when someone posts in their group or course, and when someone comments on their post.
Tagging + Mentions
At the heart of the Nfoshare feed is a tagging and mentions system where content can be searched and filtered based on user-supplied tags and mentions of groups, users, and courses in a post.
Nfoshare allows users to post source code (with highlighting) and formulas + equations, in addition to the usual images, videos, and links in posts and comments.