Announcing: Socialcube LITE

My proof-of-concept evolved to a intuitive platform which is free for every educational institution

Posted by Christian Haschek on 2014-12-28
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The support I got for my XP-based grading system was overwhelming and I would like to thank every supporter and everybody who stands behind me in modernizing grading in our schools.

I got hundreds of emails of schools, universities and even companies who asked me if they could try my grading system and now I am happy to announce:

Socialcube LITE is now live (and free)

Register your educational institution today on http://lite.socialcube.net


Main features

It is free for all educational institutions

If you want to register your school or university you can send a request via http://lite.socialcube.net

You don't need to be a principal to register your institution! Every teacher or professor can register independently.

 It's multilingual

At the moment Socialcube LITE is available in English and German but more languages will follow soon. The website detects your language based on your browser settings so you don't have to worry about that.

 It works with every grading system

grading systems
Many countries have different ways to grade their students. Socialcube LITE supports most of them, like:

  • A-F (USA)
  • 1-5 (Austria)
  • 1-6 (Germany)
  • 10-0 (Spain)
  • Legendary-Noob

Courses

Create course Page
Classrooms are called "courses" on Socialcube LITE. Every teacher can create as many courses as they need. Every course has a "code" that can be communicated to students so they can join.

Grading sections

Grading sections
Teachers can define grading sections in every course. Grading sections are usually the topics that a teacher wants to teach in a given year.

Virtual students

virtual students

If you just want to see if the XP-based grading system is right for you, you can add virtual students to your courses. Virtual students don't necessarily need to represent actual people, but you can grade them by giving XP and convert them to real students at any time just by entering the email address of a student.

Students can see their grades develop in real time

grades of a student

One of the most important features of Socialcube LITE is that students always see their progress in real time. This has been proven to be very motivating and students love to check on their grades.

Socialcube LITE is mobile friendly

Socialcube screenshot from smartphone

It is important for me that teachers can use Socialcube LITE with any device they have. As long as it has an internet connection any device can use my platform.

It's secure

ssl connection to socialcube

Socialcube LITE supports SSL encryption. When you connect via https://lite.socialcube.net you should see a lock Symbol next to the address bar which means your connection is secure and encrypted. (Note: Some Android devices might not be able to connect via SSL for CA reasons) should work fine now

For passwords I use state-of-the-art hashing algorithms (not MD5) and use a mixture of static and dynamic salts to ensure maximum protection of your data.

Currently there are no smartphone apps and no offline support but I am working hard on making both happen.


Tags: socialcube | grading | xp | school | university | education | elearning
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