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.
Nectir integrates with all major LMS’s like Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard. Keep all of your tools in one place.
Start sending announcements right away by uploading your class roster. Your students get notified immediately—even without a Nectir account.
Nectir helps your class communicate through a medium they already understand—instant chat. That way you can lighten your work load by allowing students to ask and answer their own questions.
Host office hours for your whole class.
Chats are saved in your class channel forever. If a student can't make it to your office hours, they can read the messages later.
Watch your students learn in real-time.
Jump into the conversation as much or as little as you need. Students can communicate from wherever they are.
Send announcements everyone can see.
Use our @all command to send announcements instantly. Get notifications and reply directly from our desktop or mobile app.
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.