At oktopi.ai, we love receiving your suggestions and gladly take them into consideration, which is why we’ve been working around the clock to improve the online teaching experience of our users.
1- Simplified user flow and interface
We believe that a manageable interface leads to more productivity, and we’ve adapted our platform accordingly. Teachers can now create their classes with fewer steps and a more intuitive workflow and can create different types of classes to suit their teaching style.
Part of our mission is to provide teachers with the freedom to create their classes the way they see fit. For this reason, we’ve worked on increasing the flexibility and customization of the class creation process. Teachers can choose to create either an open or a scheduled class.
An open class allows students to have unlimited access to the learning material and to follow the class at their own pace, any time they want. Teachers can still create cohorts within open classes as they see fit.
A scheduled class has start and end dates and set session timings. This gives teachers better control over their schedule and availability.
In both types of classes, the teacher can accompany students through their learning journey in a way that works for both of them.
2- Zoom video integration
We’ve partnered with Zoom to provide their live video capabilities to let teachers create live meetings for their classes or in-person meetings with the students or their parents. This feature also allows teachers to create one-on-one or group sessions with students.
With calendars, to-do lists, resources, messages, and now meetings all in one place, teachers have everything they need within the class dashboard to use during their teaching time.
3- Easier international payments
We’ve also partnered with Stripe to offer peace of mind with a safe, easy and fast international payment option, giving users the ability to teach or learn from anywhere in the world.
We hope these new features will make everyone’s journey on oktopi.ai more enjoyable. We’ll continue working hard towards making online education more accessible and collaborative.