Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce a new feature: ClassDojo Messaging. ClassDojo Messaging – available on the ClassDojo iOS and Android apps – is the simplest, easiest way for teachers and parents to meaningfully communicate about students. Visit the ClassDojo Messaging page!
There are a number of carefully designed features we’ve built into ClassDojo Messaging, but after having tested it with about 40 beta testers, we think there are three elements in particular that you’ll love.
Firstly, there are two types of messages: ‘Broadcasts’ and ‘Direct Messages’. ‘Broadcast’ messages enable a teacher to quickly and easily send a message to all parents for any class. ‘Direct Messages’ allow teachers and parents to message privately, keeping parents engaged and in the know on student progress.
Second, we’ve included “Read Receipts” for all messages. These are essentially acknowledgements to teachers, that let them know when parents have seen or read a message. For teachers currently using emails, SMS, or even handwritten notes to communicate with parents, this should be really useful: no more wondering who’s received your message – you can now see that at a glance!
Finally, we know that teachers and parents sometimes prefer not to share their contact details, like cell phone numbers and email addresses; with ClassDojo Messaging, teachers and parents don’t need to! Teachers simply provide parents with a unique parent code, and then they can easily begin to communicate via ClassDojo Messaging.
We’re really thrilled to be sharing this feature with you, as we think it will enable impactful, meaningful conversations to take place between teachers and parents with ease. As always, we want to hear what you think. Tweet @ClassDojo or email us (Hello@ClassDojo.com). We always listen and try our best to respond quickly!