The all-device, Google Classroom-integrated, collaborative teaching tool allows teachers and students to build lessons, activities, and interactive games
MONTREAL, June 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - At ISTE 2016, EXO U Inc. ("EXO U" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: EXO), a software development company, will launch Ormiboard, a first-of-its-kind front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard gives teachers and students the freedom to build lessons, activities, and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices. A robust pre-release of the software will be available beginning June 27th at ormiboard.com, with the full software release date set for August 15th.
On Sunday, June 26th, Ormiboard hosted a meetup for members of Edspeakers and EduMatch at the Hard Rock Café. All RSVP'd guests, including livestream participants, will receive a free 1-year license of Ormiboard Go.
On Monday, June 27, EXO U will support Carl Hooker's book signing event for his Mobile Learning Mindset Series. EXO U will run promotions on twitter for free signed copies of the book.
Monday – Wednesday, June 27-30th, EXO U will showcase Ormiboard Pro and Go in Partner QOMO booth 3928 and Panasonic booth 204.
On Tuesday, June 28, EXO U and Panasonic team up to host Ron Clark for a private dinner with administrators and partners. Contact EXO U to request an invitation. EXO U will run promotions on twitter for free signed copies of his Essential 55.
The pre-release includes most toolsets and features, and users will be given an Early Adopter's discount to purchase the software for $30 when it becomes available august 15th. All lesson plans and activities created in the pre-release version will automatically appear in Ormiboard's August 15th release.
"We wanted to make sure that educators who are attending ISTE would have the opportunity to experience Ormiboard as fully as possible," said Kevin Pawsey, EXO U's CEO. "The pre-release has all any teacher needs to start importing, building lessons or just exploring preloaded content right away. This strategy has also enabled our Partners to get a head-start sharing Ormiboard with their customers and distributors."
News & Promotions
Ormiboard is in the news. EXO U will post daily updates and reflections from the show via twitter (@ormiboard and @exo_u) and on its blog at http://exou.com/news/. Every hour, each day, EXO U will run promotions on twitter, including partner giveaways and gift cards.
The device-agnostic Ormiboard goes beyond presenting and testing by opening up whole-class creation and participation. With ping-pong sharing and group collaboration, Ormiboard users create sessions where everyone can watch and participate in the lessons. In a classroom setting, teachers can select a screen from a student device and share it on the font-of-class display. In seconds, teachers can fully integrate Ormiboard with Google Classroom, Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and other common resources.
Ormiboard comes in two editions: Go and Pro.
The Go edition is designed for teachers and is accessed via web browser; enabling students to easily connect and collaborate online. Go is offered at a subscription rate of $89 per year and seamlessly integrates with resources like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Classroom, Drive and other cloud services.
The Pro edition is designed for schools and districts and is primarily offered through distribution channels. Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access required). Pro is optimized for speed and split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables, and gives administrators dashboard control over building, classroom, teacher, user and content grouping.
Both editions will be available for direct purchase on August 15th. A pre-release version of Go will be available for unlimited use at Ormiboard.com beginning June 27th. Users signing up for the Go edition before September 15th will receive a discounted price of $30 for the first year. Learn more at Ormiboard.com.
About EXO U
EXO U's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol EXO. EXO U develops an innovative software platform which enables businesses and educational institutions to securely mobilize and manage their mobile workforce and students by delivering engaging experiences spanning desktop and mobile applications. At the core of EXO U's platform is the smart and agnostic EXO engine that unifies multiple software platforms, allowing devices to interact and communicate seamlessly together. EXO U was recently a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards (the "CODiE Awards"). For more information, visit http://www.exou.com and follow us on Twitter @exo_u.
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