We speak with teachers all over the country using BrainNook in their classrooms, and one of the top requests we hear is for ways to control how much time students can spend chatting. With the latest version of BrainNook on our website (try it here!), we’ve given teachers the control to do just that.
In your teacher account, you’ll notice two additional controls to help you fine-tune the way your students use chat.
First, you can limit how many chat messages each student can send per day. You set this limit from the “Account Settings” screen. Once your students have exhausted the limit of messages they’re allowed to send per day, they’ll have to wait till the next day before they can chat again!
You can also control the type of chat each student has access to. Go into the “Manage Your Class” screen, and you can control whether a student can type in their own words into chat (the Safe Words mode) or whether they can only select from a list of pre-created phrases (the Safe Phrases mode). You can even turn off chat entirely for a student, and they won’t be able to send messages to anyone else in the game at all.
We hope you find this useful in keeping your students on track in BrainNook! Let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can make this feature better!