Private messaging comes to Crostini!

Just a little over a week ago, we sent a form out to the Crostini users that have been using the product the longest, asking for feedback on features that were important to teachers.  Here's what our teachers said:

"Sometimes I wish that I could communicate with students through Crostini. While I'm monitoring students, if I could send them a message that would pop up on their screen so that they would know they were being monitored."

“I’d love a feature to write alerts on student computers to let students know to get back on task."

"I wish that there was a way in which a teacher can send a student a pop-up message on their screen when we are monitoring them."

"Sometimes you don't want to call a student out in front of the class, but even walking over and talking to them quietly draws the attention of the people at the group. It would be nice to be able to send a quick reminder by text."

This is just a small sample-  Needless to say, we heard you loud and clear!  In less than a week of receiving this feedback the messaging feature is now officially active and pushed out to all Crostini users.  We hope you enjoy and we look forward to implementing more of your feature requests in the future!

Until next time!
-Jordan and Steve

Top New Features Coming Soon!

Teachers- we hear you loud and clear!  Thanks so much for helping us improve Crostini by giving us ample feedback on exactly what you want.

Based on your feedback, here are the next big features we're working on:

  • The ability to easily take screenshots of student activity (that's right- no more print-screen keyboard shortcuts!)
  • The ability to lock student screens ("Eyes up front, please!")
  • Faster refresh times on student thumbnails

We look forward to rolling these out in the near future- let us know how they work through our normal bug reporting or via [email protected] .  

Until next time,
-Jordan and Steve