Webex Improves Secure Distance Learning Options

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As students, teachers, parents and administrators settle into a new school year, ensuring that technology can support a new way of learning, that is secure, is top of mind for all.

Some will return to the physical classroom with new social distancing safety measures in place, while others will pick up where they left off and resume online-only courses. Most will take a blended approach.

To help educators meet the needs of their students, Cisco Collaboration announced a preview of Webex Classrooms, which adapts Cisco’s highly secure platform to meet the specific online learning needs for the hybrid classroom.

Cisco Webex Classrooms is a secure go-to place for teachers, students, and parents to more naturally connect. It provides a classroom structure where students and teachers can organize classes, review syllabuses, schedule and launch classes, host virtual office hours and more. Students can easily connect with each other or simply access course resources, and parents can stay involved too – by easily scheduling virtual parent-teacher conferences.

“The School District of Pickens County is well-prepared to educate our students with the choice that best meets their learning needs—in the traditional classroom, in a virtual school, or in a secure hybrid-environment with Cisco Webex collaboration tools and Schoology as our Learning Management System (LMS),” said Barbara Nesbitt, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services.

Webex Classrooms works together with Webex Meetings to enable hybrid learning solutions and easy video calling. Schools around the globe have been using Webex for hybrid learning.

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