As Spring Break nears and projects and tests are building up, Andrew Westmoreland’s advice of listing out all projects and due dates comes to mind.
While that idea may seem stressful to some, there is an app that can do all that and more for students. It can come in handy all semester long — not just the busy weeks.
Skoller, formerly known as ClassNav, is aiming to do for school technology what Waze did for navigation apps.
“Skoller is providing students a new and better way to keep up with their classes and connect with their classmates,” said Skoller Co-Founder and COO Logan Matthews.
The key to the power of Skoller is crowdsourcing. Students get to navigate their classes with other students, without administration and faculty in the picture.
“Skoller is made by for students by students,” said Matthews. “The more people who join, the more powerful it becomes.”
The app turns out to be pretty powerful. Skoller has signed up over 16,000 college students since the spring of 2018 and it has a presence in over 1,600 schools. It has also raised $700,000 in angel investments.
“We’re excited about not only helping students at Samford but also students across the country,” said Skoller Founder and CEO Carson Ward.
There are three steps to the process of joining Skoller. First, the student makes an account. Second, they can create or join their classes. Third, they can either manually plug in the due dates, assignments, and weights of grades from class syllabi, or just upload the syllabus and let the Skoller team set up the class in less than 24 hours. The entire process is free of charge.
In the app, the student can see all of their assignments listed chronologically, alongside a countdown of how far away each due date is. This can also be viewed in a calendar form.
Students can also use the grade calculator and chat with their classmates through the app as well.
Kathryn has returned as our Features Editor. She is a junior Journalism & Mass Communications major with a concentration in print and is from Atlanta, Georgia.