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Product News, Skilled.space, Teams | December 9, 2020

Coaching is Essential, and Virtual Systems Make it Easy

As many classrooms have been forced to move back online, teacher coaching has become more essential than ever. Waiting around for the classroom to open up again to restart a coaching program isn’t an option anymore. It’s time to elevate the priority of coaching as an essential practice that delivers help to teachers who n...

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Product News, Teams | November 4, 2020

We’re Updating App and Web Features this Fall

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The complexity of hybrid learning has brought with it unique challenges. In particular, we are doing our very best to adapt our products to reflect the flexibility needed to teach both synchronously and asynchronously. Here is a full outline of the exciting updates you can expect to see in the Swivl app and Swivl Teams platfo...

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Product News | November 2, 2020

Charge Mobile Devices with Swivl Updates

We have spent this summer and fall listening and observing as you've adapted your schools to a variety of learning models. In our effort to stay up-to-date with the evolving hybrid landscape, and in response to your feedback, we have implemented an update to Swivl that includes mobile charging. We are calling this update the ...

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Product News, Skilled.space | October 14, 2020

Introducing Skilled.space

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Skilled.space - a new platform of ours for peer technology coaching. The Skills Barrier When school closures began this spring, we were eager to try to find a way to help. Through our broad base of customers, we got direct exposure to the full range of challenges teachers were ...

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Product News, Synth | September 15, 2020

Giving Students Voice in the Hybrid Classroom

Synth Podcasting

No matter how much you may have tried to think of everything ahead of time, it’s probably become obvious that there are needs in the hybrid classroom that you just could not have planned effectively until you were actually, you know, teaching. One of the biggest struggles we hear about is finding interesting ways to promote st...

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Product News, Teams | August 14, 2020

Do More than Just Live Stream with Swivl

Distance Learning with Swivl Screencasting

We strive to pave the future of hybrid learning, one Swivl feature at a time. We understand the necessity of having lots of options within one unified system which is why we have worked tirelessly over Summer 2020 to bring more live streaming options to Swivl than ever before. When our users told us they needed to be able to ...

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Product News | January 27, 2020

Stronger Swivl account security

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Using weak passwords and managing multiple logins are big security threats and should be avoided by every educational institution.  To strengthen our software security at no additional cost and offer you greater convenience and flexibility, Swivl Teams now includes Single Sign-on (SSO) authentication.  It allows teachers, c...

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Product News | October 18, 2019

Audio and Wireless Microphones

From the very first version of Swivl’s robot we realized how important clear audio is for our customers.  It is not enough to see what the teacher is doing, but it is also important to hear them and in most cases to hear student replies, questions, and conversations so that engagement can be observed and measured.  Most c...

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Product News | September 23, 2019

Removing YouTube integration for your safety

Effective September 27, 2019 we are removing the “Export to YouTube” feature from the Swivl Teams platform. This is a feature that was added early in our platform based on a few customer requests. But after a long internal discussion and with support from key customers, we have decided to remove it. What motivated this de...

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Product News | August 27, 2019

Swivl is hit with new tariffs

Update 8/27/2019: On Friday, August 23rd, President Trump added new products to the China tariffs effective September 1.  Unfortunately Swivl products are included in this latest round.  We decided to absorb the increase for the month of September.  But we have to raise the prices on our hardware products effective October...

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