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G Suite FAQ: What is JoeZoo?


User: G Suite Administrators, Teachers, Students


What is JoeZoo?


JoeZoo is a ‘next generation’ assessment app that is integrated with popular LMSs like G Suite for Education. It uses Artificial Intelligence to provide feedback efficacy analytics (in real-time), automates 21st Century Skill building, and reduces teacher feedback and grading efforts by 80%.


JoeZoo Packages and Features


JoeZoo offers four packages and a wide assortment of assessment features for schools, administrators, teachers, and students. To learn more about the packages offered or to subscribe for a free trial or pilot, visit our website.

 
The chart below provides a summary of the features offered for each package:

Features

District PRO

School PRO

Teacher PRO

Teacher FREE

Rubric Creator

x

x

x

x

Comment Set Creator

x

x

x

x

Text Commenting Tool

x

x

x

x

Voice Commenting Tool

x

x

x

x

Grading Tool

x

x

x

x

Help Centre

x

x

x

x

Text-to-Speech Comments

x

x

x


Assessment Intelligence

x

x

x


Assessment Automation

(Monkey Checker)

x

x

x


Student Progress Tracking

x

x

x


Class Progress Tracking

x

x

x


Email Support

x

x

x


JoeZoo Coaching

x

x



Co-Teacher Access

x

x



Rubric Sharing

x

x



Comment Set Sharing

x

x



School Progress Tracking

x

x



Dedicated Coach

x

x



District Progress Tracking

x






JoeZoo App vs JoeZoo Express Add-on


All of JoeZoo’s resource creating and progress tracking features are located in the JoeZoo App (webpage). All of JoeZoo’s assessment tools for feedback and grading are located in the JoeZoo Express Add-on (within Google Docs). 


JoeZoo App

The JoeZoo app is an independent web app that runs outside G Suite for Education. All users can access the JoeZoo web app through www.joezooapp.com and log in using their school Gmail account.



In the JoeZoo web app:


Administrators can verify domains, easily sync Organizational Units, and access shared rubrics and comment sets.


Teachers can share and create resources - like rubrics, comment sets and writing checkers - and track student and class progress.



Students can look up their classes, access their individual dashboard per class - including improvement tips and skills progress - and review each version of their assignments.



JoeZoo Express Add-on


JoeZoo Express is an add-on to Google Docs. All users can access the add-on through Google Docs under their school Gmail account. Administrators can install JoeZoo Express from the G Suite Marketplace for an entire school or district. Teachers and students can install JoeZoo Express individually. 


In the JoeZoo Express add-on:

Administrators can review the tools teachers use to assess written work. Administrators who teach will require a separate JoeZoo Teacher account in order to sync Google Classroom Classes and/or assess student work.

Teachers can access and provide written and voice-recorded feedback for student work hosted on Google Docs, insert rubrics directly into an assignment, grade directly in students’ assignments, and track student feedback engagement (with PRO packages).


Students can view and listen to categorized feedback, access resources provided by their teacher in the comments, conduct self and peer assessments, and review completed rubrics.


Comparison Overview

The chart below shows an overview of the features JoeZoo offers and whether they are in the JoeZoo App or JoeZoo Express Add-on. Features depend on the package type, which can be viewed in the JoeZoo Packages and Features section immediately above.

Features

JoeZoo App

JoeZoo Add-On

Creating and/or Syncing Classes

x


Creating and/or Configuring Assignments

x


Rubric Creator

x


Rubric Sharing

x


Comment Set Creator

x


Comment Set Sharing

x


Text Commenting Tool


x

Voice Commenting Tool


x

Text-to-Speech Comments


x

Grading Tool


x

Student Self-Assessment or Peer Assessment


x

Assessment Intelligence


x

Assessment Automation

(Monkey Checker)


x

Student Progress Tracking

x


Class Progress Tracking

x


School Progress Tracking

x


Dedicated Coach

x


District Progress Tracking

x





Benefits of JoeZoo

 

It is designed to make every aspect of assessment faster and easier for teachers, while making feedback more actionable for students.

Teachers

  • Save assessment efforts by 80%
  • Decrease turnaround time for student feedback
  • Track students’ engagement and activity with teacher feedback (unlike handwritten and Google comments, which do not track if a student used feedback)
  • Gain valuable insight showing which comments and comment formats increased student learning outcomes
  • Differentiate feedback - feedback is organized by colour-coded categories and can be typed or voice-recorded

Students

  • Receive feedback quickly
  • Make actionable improvements while content is still meaningful and relevant
  • Access additional resources specifically chosen for them by their teacher 
  • Receive incentives for engaging and acting on feedback
  • Gain differentiated feedback - feedback is organized by colour-coded categories and can be read or listened to

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