Are a student’s teachers kept in the loop?
Absolutely! Teachers have visibility into every essay, session, and group chat their students have on Paper in real-time. By seeing where students need support outside of class, teachers can pinpoint learning gaps and offer more targeted instruction. Monthly reports provide teachers with a synopsis of their students’ activity on Paper, including usage rates and the concepts they’ve asked about.
Does Paper protect a student’s privacy?
Paper follows strict adherence to federal and state-specific data privacy laws such as COPPA, FERPA, CSDPA, and IAL-NDPA. Paper is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge and a member of A4L’s Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). For privacy reasons, video conferencing is not an option for students and tutors.
Why is tutoring on Paper chat-based?
Paper uses a chat-based interface to promote student safety, provide a comfortable learning environment, and elevate relearning opportunities.
Instant messaging helps preserve student privacy, allowing learners to take their time formulating questions and putting together their thoughts without the pressure of being on camera. Students can also upload pictures of their homework, use a virtual whiteboard, and communicate with their tutors using a full emoji keyboard, allowing them to send and receive messages in a way that feels natural. Chat interactions use less bandwidth than videoconferencing, making them a flexible option for tutoring sessions taking place in a variety of locations and over extended periods of time.
Transcripts of all tutoring sessions remain accessible on the platform, meaning students can revisit sessions to brush up on topics they've studied before. Teachers also have the chance to view all student sessions to track—and celebrate—student progress.