Latest MBC update: It's Graduation Day for EduTalk!
About six months ago, the My Big Campus development team released EduTalk, a separate feed within My Big Campus for educators, consisting of status updates from non-student users. We made it possible to link EduTalk, and your wall posts, with your Twitter feed. And we watched educators reaching out to each other beyond school and district boundaries with questions about best practices, success stories, tips, and general camaraderie. I'm very pleased to see how EduTalk has taken shape and matured over time.
EduTalk is now ready to "graduate." This weekend's MBC release makes some minor changes to the EduTalk interface that we think will make EduTalk even more useful:
- The default action for wall posts turns off "Include in EduTalk." We believe this will improve the quality and relevance of the EduTalk feed. If you've enabled Twitter integration, your "tweets" will still post to EduTalk as well as your wall.
- The default EduTalk view will change from "Your Feed" to "Everyone." Because the EduTalk posts will now be more focused, we think this will give you a better opportunity to find people to follow.
- In addition to sharing bundles on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, you'll now have a button to share your favorite Bundles on EduTalk.
We've got more changes coming later this month, and it looks like a busy summer for our developers as well. Visit the What's Next for My Big Campus page in the MBC Orientation Center topic to see what we're working on. As always, if you've got feedback, comments, or feature requests, please let me know in the Comments.