Classroom chat for individual correspondence
I am really liking the Classroom feature and I have set up my classes with my students. What would be very helpful is to allow messaging, texting, and chat either on individual basis or in smaller groups to happen within each classroom.
Students are using the chat - but they typically don't provide info about which class or which section they are enrolled in. All the chats are put together. This is the same problem with emailing.
It would be great if there could be the same chat feature where students would be working in our "team" section and then be able to send me private message directly from there. This way I will immediately know what class they are referring to.
This is one of the best features that is provided with Piazza. That all the texting (either to the entire class or privately to the instructor) is done withing each class section.
This way the instructor know immediately what class the student is in.
Alternatively, in the chat part, it could be indicated if the person that you are chatting with is in any of the teams together with you. Not as good as the suggestion above, but maybe a faster and easier to implement right now.
Also, when setting up classes, it would be useful if there would be a way to enroll more than one student at once - in bulk. It will save a lot of time.
Other than that - I am really a big fan. Good job.