Contribute Cloud is a lesson creation, lesson distribution and collaboration platform. As the name suggests, it is cloud-based which means as the user, there is nothing to install. There is nothing to update or maintain as we at TouchIT Technologies do all of this from our own servers. So what is the catch? Quite simply put, there isn’t one.
Contribute Cloud is always going to be free for TouchIT customers. The fact that the software is unlimited in its use means you can have as many students connected to the session and as many teachers as you like. All you have to do is head over to http://contribute.cloud and register yourself a free account. This can be done with your social profiles or you can do this with a regular email and password.
Once you have created your account, you need to connect to either you cloud storage or you can upload documents from your local machine too. What Contribute Cloud does is take documents that traditionally are not “collaboration friendly” documents such as PDFs or Word Documents and it makes them into a whole class teaching resource.
You don’t have to change the files in any way, you simply drag and drop them into your lesson that can now be made up of multiple file types. Once you are done, save, then play your lesson and have your students connect. This can be through an email invitation or they can join manually at http://join.contribute.cloud. Enter your session ID and password and you are good to go.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons your need Contribute Cloud in your Classroom in 2018.
Google Classroom Integration
What we are doing with Contribute Cloud does not step on Google’s toes whatsoever. Let’s face it, they are pretty big toes to tread on so unless you want to be really disruptive it is better to embrace Google and what they are doing. This is exactly what we do with Contribute Cloud. We fill the space that Google has left open in the whole class teaching environment. We interface with Google Classroom in that we can import our class lists that we have already created directly into Contribute Cloud with a single click. Whether you have one class or fifty, all your active classes will come into the software with a single
We all know that casting is the new holy grail of software in the classroom and we are able to do this with Contribute Cloud. Sending your student’s screen from their machine at their desk up to the LED is quick, simple and effective. They can how show their presentation or explain their work from their own seat on their own machine. Check it out!
Unlimited Number of Students and Teachers
With Contribute Cloud, there is no limit to the amount of students or teachers that you can have on the system. Unlike many of the softwares out there, TouchIT hardware users will always benefit from the free software. This can be a considerable cost saving for a School or District when you compare this to other manufacturers that can charge thousands of dollars a year for their software.
Being Cloud-Based is a dream for IT administrators. What this means is that there is nothing to install outside of a chrome extension. There is nothing to maintain or update as we do all of that on our own servers.
Operating System Agnostic.
Unlike many softwares on the market, as we run in a browser, we are operating system agnostic. What this means is that if you have a browser on a device, you can connect to the system. It doesn’t matter if you are on a Mac a Chomebook or a PC, the experience is exactly the same.