Creati.st - Complete Online Active Learning Solution
Description:- Creati.st is an intuitive, active learning enterprise tool that allows instructors to implement blended learning , by shifting focus from traditional lecture delivery to ensuring student learning and classroom engagement. It aids instructors
 with a number of real-time tools and addresses issues related to learning/teaching, while trying to incorporate technology in teaching processes with an easy to use interface.

Pain Point/ Need:-

  • Adaptive & Blended Learning
  • Classroom Management & Device Control
  • Document Library

Platform:- Android, Web, Desktop

 

Usability:- With the already available mechanisms and technologies for imparting education, instructors still find it difficult to ascertain how effective their teaching is and come across various limitations such as a steep learning curve, distraction in classroom learning, security and delivery of content, dependence on specific platforms and unreliable Internet connectivity. Every student learns at a different pace and generic lectures can never address the issue.

Creati.st thrives to solve these issues. It is an advance online learning system that allows any instructor, anywhere to implement blended learning. It is a tool which is device and platform independent. Instructors can monitor student learning and get data on how the content is perceived. In the classroom, Creati.st aids instructors with a number of interesting tools like a Real-Time Status Monitor, Customizable Polls, Text Responses, Shared Whiteboards, etc. to make the classroom really engaging.

Instructors no longer need to focus on the background technology and the huge associated costs to take their classrooms to a higher level, nor about the element of distraction that technology brings to classroom.

Instructors can also use Creati.st to adopt the well-known Flipped Classroom approach in teaching.

From large institutions to corporate houses to small individual freelance instructors, Creati.st comes off as an inexpensive, user friendly tool to bring about a renaissance in the practices of teaching and learning.

Walk-Through:- Creati.st helps instructors upraise their classroom to a different level, by addressing pain-points that a few technology solutions can deal with.

To subscribe to any of Creati.st services and create an account, you need to contact the Creati.st team via. their website since it’s a closed system for education. You can either have an Instructor or a Student account. With an Instructor’s account you have access to a library to store and upload prioritized content, an activity bank to view and upload activities like Quick Checks and Polls, and view or manage your student groups.

 

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Instructor can set the security levels to different settings starting with high priority for coprighted content which can only be viewed when the devices of all students are locked and the environment is secured, followed by ‘Medium’ or ‘Low’ priority levels for less critical data, depending on the level of security of environment or by the type of client (Web, Android, etc.) you want them accessed on. For instance, you can assign Handouts to students to refer to after the class and set their priority as ‘Low’, which can be viewed by students using any type of clients, anytime and anywhere.

Adding content to get ready for the class is Drag-and-Drop away. Once saved; you can ready to ‘Start the Class’. The status button updates you on the students who are logging in through their devices. The logged-in students are instantly taken to class. At this point, a student can’t yet access the content available in the class.

Adding content to get ready for the class is Drag-and-Drop away. Once saved; you can ready to ‘Start the Class’. The status button updates you on the students who are logging in through their devices. The logged-in students are instantly taken to class. At this point, a student can’t yet access the content available in the class.

Now, when all students are online, you can start by asking them if they need to clarify any concepts from the last class, by sending them a ‘Quick Check’, which the students answer and you get their responses in real-time, with the help of which, you can realize, on what topic the majority of your class has issues.

Since students have their own devices in class, they can be easily distracted from class. You can tackle this issue by simply pressing the ‘Lock’ button, which locks the devices of all students, so now they can’t access anything else out of Creati.st. This affirms the environment to be highly secured, and now students can access the content shared in class.

For feedback, you can always conduct polls and the results are shown in real-time. Polling can be very useful and can be employed in a number of ways (Seek you students views and get justifications to support their responses and based on these responses, you can allot class participation points to individual students). You can view the participation of your class using Bar Graphs and Pie Charts.

Creati.st addresses the issue of faulty internet connectivity intelligently, detects it and reconnects everyone to their previous state.

The system keeps track of every single activity (like, the content used, students’ attendance reports and results of quick checks/ polls which are saved) in form of an activity log which at the end of the class can be accessed as the Class Summary and archived for future reference.

Prices:-

There will be 3 types of offerings:

  • Creat!st Lite: (Anyone can use Creat!st to convert a class to a smart class)

Model: Freemium (1 month free trial)

Features:

- No setup cost

- $20 per student account

- Online Support and upgrades included

 

 

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  • Creat!st Pro: (Any institute that wants to use Creat!st with multiple teacher accounts)

Model: Freemium (1 month free trial)

Features:

- No setup cost

- $200 for 5 teachers

- $20 per student account

- Online Support and upgrades included

  • Enterprise: (Customized plans for institutes)

Model: Revenue from sales and service

Features:

- Local Server setup

- Consulting and training

- Devices

- Annual maintenance contracts

Our Review:- Creati.st; an innovative online learning system which provides structured templates for class presentations and factual learning methodologies to enhance learning with improvement in quality and teaching techniques . It offers better and secure content creation/management, along with analytics to track student interest and activity levels. Instructors can also have feedbacks from their students on the effectiveness of their content and teaching through ways like polling.

The main features of Creati.st are its Device and Platform Independence which facilitates BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) to create a smarter and more effective teaching and study environment. In addition it offers Distraction Freeness, Erratic Connection Proneness, Real-Time Status Monitor on the Instructor’s Dashboard reflecting students’ performance for personalized attention and status of students’ devices, Class History/Summary to extend the class boundaries, Offline Action by enabling activities offline and updating on getting online, Instant System Recovery in case of system failure to avoid class disruption.
All this packed together makes Creati.st an ideal platform to lay down the foundation for Blended Learning .

Overall, Creati.st reforms the entire teaching and learning experience and encounters the loopholes of the traditional lecture system by brings to the instructors, an enterprise real-time tool that sets an example for use of technology in teaching .

Try it out and see for yourself.

 

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We would love to see what you think about this product and how you have used it. Also tell about the other awesome products that you use to make your classroom technology friendly. Please comment below.

About the Author
Author: Saomya Saxena
Educational technology blogger, loves to research and write about tools and tips for educators on how to integrate technology into everyday instruction creatively and effectively. Fond of reading and writing.

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