Schoolwires Nimbus brings together students, teachers, parents, administrators and staff to safely collaborate and learn like never before.
Promote project-based learning
Project-based learning helps students solve real-world problems and learn the skills that will help make them successful in their academic and work careers.
Assure safety and accountability
Stringent security, permissions, and access controls ensure the online learning experience is delivered safely, so you can assure parents their child’s online learning experiences are as safe as the traditional classroom.
Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Digital tools and resources foster creative and innovative thinking, engage students and model collaborative learning in virtual environments.
Design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments
Customize and personalize learning activities using digital tools and resources, and design relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools to promote student learning and creativity. Participate in local and global learning communities to improve student learning.
Model digital-age work and learning
Collaborate with students, peers, parents and community members using digital tools and resources.
Group creation. Create multiple groups within Nimbus for classrooms, clubs, teachers, PTA and board members. It's all up to you, and only members will have access.
Role management. Now you can create custom roles and assign specific permissions for each role. Administrators can also change permission levels for teachers and students.
Messaging. Send internal messages to members in your group and add attachments. All messaging is contained within the Nimbus group, so there's no need to know an email address or use a separate email account.
Project teams. Work collaboratively and create sub-groups to facilitate smaller group work or projects.
Shared calendar. Easily add events to your calendar manually or import them using a CSV file.
Discussion boards. Any group member can create, view and participate in online discussions.
Wall posts. Group members can begin a conversation and choose to thread comments. Members can also “like” a posted comment.
Activity feed. Lists the actions that have taken place with a group, including when a member has been added, a comment has been made or files have been uploaded.
RSS feeds. Users can subscribe to wall posts, discussions, blogs and other content areas and be notified whenever new content has been added.
Member activity report. Group owners can view the activity of each member in the group, making it easy for teachers to track student engagement levels and for administrators to report on student learning and teacher activities. Each report includes summaries of all group activity along with activity for each group member, and a graphical view of activity. Member activity reports are available in these modules:
- Wall posts
- Blog posts
- Comments (for both wall posts and blogs)
- Files uploaded
- Participation in chats, polls and discussions
- Messages sent
- Activty feed
Blogs and podcasts. Engage students more effectively with Web 2.0 tools that enhance communication and collaboration. Podcasts can be easily uploaded and listened to within Nimbus, so students can engage anytime, anywhere. And teachers can flip their classrooms to give students a new way of learning while keeping them safe and protected within the Nimbus environment.
Assignments. Create assignments online easily add attachments. Assignments are automatically added to the group calendar and to each member’s personal planner. Group owners can grade assignements completed by members within the group.
Work area. Share documents and collaborate with other members in the same group.
Polls. Any member of a group can create a poll to engage students on specific subjects, ask teachers to vote on topics for in-service, or invite parents to rate cafeteria choices.
Chat. Group members can message each other in real time and carry on instant conversations. All you need to do is open the chat page. And our profanity filter ensures appropriate language.
Photo albums. Members can create and publish a group album viewable by all members in the same group.
SIS connector. Now you can connect your district's Student Information System to Nimbus, so teachers' classroom rosters can be automatically updated with the students who are enrolled in their classes and groups — saving both the time and effort required to re-enter student information.
Enhanced text editor. Participants in discussion groups can attach files, insert links, add photos and share videos when creating new topics or replying to a posted topic.
Enhanced profanity filter. Administrators can add words or phrases to a "black list" or a "white list." Words on the black list are blocked, while words on the white list are not.