Using Kami for Remote Learning

Use Kami for remote virtualized learning environments. This article shows how to do everything online.

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Kami can be used for online document collaboration, which makes it the perfect direct replacement to paper for virtualized learning environments. This article showcases all of it's remote learning features.

Kami Remote Learning Training Video

Integrations with Learning Management Systems

The best way to setup Kami for remote learning is to pair it with one of the learning management systems that we directly integrate with. 

For example, all of our integrations feature a "Turn In" button to allow students to directly submit their file from the app. 

To learn how to setup Kami for your LMS, here is a collection of tutorials:

Online Real-time Interventions

Once those integrations are used, you can then see student work before it's submitted by going through your LMS' grader. The image below shows Kami integrated into Google Classroom's grader. 

To learn how to use Kami with the grader, follow the tutorials and notes below:

  • For Google Classroom: Grading with Kami

  • For Schoology: You can see your students' work before they turn their work in. When you send your students a Kami Assignment from Schoology, a shared copy of their work will appear in the 'Shared with me' folder in your Google Drive. You can also use the workaround of having student's upload the file to Kami and pasting the link to Schoology before their work is submitted to enable real time collaboration on the document.

  • For Canvas: You can view your student's work as you would normally with any other external tool. 

Annotation Tools for Remote Learning: Video/Audio Annotations

Video and audio can lift the interactiveness of your document. This could be especially important if your work is originally a worksheet, and you're attempting to bring it to life in a virtualized environment. 

We've put together a detailed guide on how to use Video/Audio annotation, we've also created a quick video below about this. 

Annotation Tools for Remote Learning: Screen Capture Tool

This tool is perfect for recording a sample answer, or anything else on your screen. Instructions to set this up is here. 

Annotation Tools for Remote Learning: Text Comments

The most straightforward comments to create are text comments. Great for quickly jotting down thoughts or providing feedback on their work. Once you have the Text Comment tool selected, you can click anywhere or select any text to create a
comment on the right margin.

Facilitating Group Discussions

If you shared the file so that all students can edit, then this can allow you to facilitate classroom-wide discussions on a document. 

  • For Google Classroom, follow these instructions for creating group assignments.

  • For both Schoology and Canvas, we recommend sharing the file using Kami's integration so that each student gets their own copy. Then with groups of kids, have the group leader upload the file to Kami and share the link amongst their group to collaborate on.

Offline Mode

Kami has a built-in offline mode that allows your students to open documents they previously opened, complete work on Kami and the users can wait until they next have internet access to Turn In and save their work. This means even if they don't have internet at home, Kami will continue to save your work. More info here.

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