CircleIn is a National Science Foundation-supported study app that makes it easier for students to build digital communities and collaborate with their classmates.
The app empowers students to quickly set up group chats and video meetings, share notes, create flashcards and ask and answer questions in each of their courses. They can also connect with Center for Student Success-trained tutors for additional support in specific courses.
The Center for Student Success is launching CircleIn at New Paltz as a complement to existing, proven peer-to-peer support services already in place at the College.
These approaches are widely recognized as high-impact practices that have been demonstrated to positively influence student outcomes. They are particularly valuable in the current era of remote teaching and learning, when many students are physically separated but still looking for ways to work together and learn from one another.
As a bonus, students who use the app can earn points simply by studying and collaborating with their classmates, as an extra incentive for good habits that contribute directly to academic success. High-scorers can get gift cards and other rewards.
Faculty who are interested in learning more about how CircleIn will benefit both students and instructors are encouraged to join Jessica Delaney, coordinator at the Center for Student Success, for a special training workshop on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. Use this link to learn more and register.
Faculty and staff who want to learn more about CircleIn but are unable to attend the Jan. 14 workshop are welcome to get in touch with the Center for Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit CircleIn online or watch the short video above for more information.