One More Reason to Be Thankful

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This year, we’re thankful for our fantastic users who have played an active role in helping us build Recap. Thank you for your feedback, your words of guidance and appreciation for the work that we do and our mission to give each student a voice in the classroom.

Get your students in the Thanksgiving spirit with this set of questions:

  • What are you thankful for this year?
  • What does it mean to you to give thanks?
  • What do you appreciate most about your teacher?
  • What’s your favorite part about Thanksgiving?
  • What’s your favorite and least favorite food at Thanksgiving?
  • What’s your favorite family tradition?

After a long wait, we’ve finally released an update that will make you think the holidays are here early. But before we jump into vacation mode, let us share with you our latest updates.

Students Can Now Join Multiple Classes with Email Accounts

Students can now use their email addresses to access multiple classes. Teachers can share their class’s Join Pin with students to give them access. Students can sign up for new classes by logging into their Recap accounts and selecting “Join New Class”.


Push Notifications
We’ve added Push Notifications that make it easier for students to track new assignments and the feedback they receive from instructors. Students and teachers now receive an email update when they receive a comment on their video and when a new Recap is assigned. Students will also receive a reminder notification shortly before a Recap is due for submission.

Improvements to Commenting Feature
In case you missed our last update, we released the two-way commenting feature which allows students to respond to teachers’ comments within the app. This feature allows for an open dialogue between students and teachers about any received feedback. In the fall update, we’ve simplified this process by implementing an icon that appears when teachers comment on their students’ videos or vice versa. When students select the icon, they are shown the segment of their reel that has their teacher’s comment. In addition to replying, users can now edit or delete their comments.

Since the initial release of two-way commenting, we’ve seen teachers use it in a variety of powerful ways. Here are a few to try with your class. Give your students positive encouragement and feedback by commenting on their Recaps. Use it as a space to provide students follow-up activities or ask them to clarify their answers.

Update the iOS Recap app here.

Update the Android Recap app here.

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