For years I was unsatisfied with the disconnected formality of online course interactions in discussion forums and emails. Nectir’s ability to embed private channels directly into the course website, automatically pull students into it, and send mobile notifications makes it so easy for students to collaborate, ask quick questions, and help each other - which builds class community.
Nectir staff enthusiastically helped me set up the Nectir platform so my students can network with each other. The Nectir folks believe in their product and know how to use it to maximum benefit. They've given me invaluable assistance to get the program up and running, helping me foster a classroom community which benefits each student by facilitating communication with classmates and teacher.
The use of Nectir created a sense of community among my students who felt suddenly confused, isolated and distant from their academic setting during the sudden transfer to remote-only classes. Now, more than one year later, we have returned to in-person classes, and I am still using Nectir as an integrated platform in all of my courses.
When one teaches, two learn.
By making it easy for classrooms to connect, students can reinforce their own learning.
Everything in one place.
By streamlining all course communication through Nectir, email load is reduced by up to 50%.
Encourage genuine engagement.
Nectir makes it easy for students to communicate by emulating platforms they use every day.
As students at UC Santa Barbara, we were in classes with hundreds of students with no easy way to get help in our courses. We built Nectir to empower classrooms to build their own communities so that they can help their students succeed.