Teacher-Parent Communications

SchoolStatus Adds Video Chat for Educators and Parents with Recording, Documenting

SchoolStatus has added a new live video chat feature to its education communications platform in an effort to improve student outcomes with easier teacher-parent communications and sharing of learning data.

The video chat feature allows 1:1 visual learning or conversations between educators and parents or students, with picture-in-picture video, and the video chats are launched directly through text or email, without the need to download a separate application, SchoolStatus said in a news release.

Video chat details are automatically logged, and the video recording is available on-demand from within the SchoolStatus student record, said SchoolStatus, which plans to demo the new feature this week at its booth at the 2022 Future of Education Technology Conference, taking place now through Friday in Orlando, Fla.

“Our new Video Chat feature completes the SchoolStatus communications offerings of one-to-one calling, text, email, mass messaging, and now video,” SchoolStatus CEO Russ Davis said in the announcement. “Having the ability to save a recording and transcript of the video chat directly to the SchoolStatus student record is a first in the industry, and will help support transparency and accountability.”

Planned enhancements to SchoolStatus Video Chat will include options for multiple users to communicate through live video for IEP meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and other education-focused meetings, as well as multi-user scheduling, screen-sharing, participant chat, access to the meeting recording and optional transcription to support compliance.

For a demo or to learn more, visit www.schoolstatus.com.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].