Microsoft is obtaining the Chalkup lecture room collaboration platform and hiring its founder to paintings on Microsoft’s Groups product.
“Chalkup is becoming a member of Microsoft Training,” in keeping with the headline on a February 13 weblog put up at the Chalkup corporate internet website. Chalkup’s founder Justin Chando might be becoming a member of Microsoft Training, in keeping with Microsoft’s February 13 weblog put up in regards to the deal.
Chalkup officers stated the corporate is “becoming a member of forces” with Microsoft — which I’m taking to imply that Microsoft is obtaining Chalkup’s era and likewise most likely the corporate. I will be able to’t in finding any knowledge on Microsoft’s or Chalkup’s website that in reality says Microsoft is purchasing Chalkup. I have requested Microsoft for more info about the main points of the association. I will replace this put up after I pay attention again.
Replace: Microsoft did no longer purchase Chalkup, a Microsoft spokesperson showed.
“Microsoft employed the CEO Justin Chando after spending a number of days with him to lend a hand us boost up a number of spaces of Microsoft’s providing. Microsoft is happy to have Justin sign up for the Training Product crew…. By means of becoming a member of Microsoft, Justin will carry the most productive of the Chalkup options, love it’s unique rubrics machine to help you assess and grade scholar assignments, into Microsoft Groups,” the spokesperson added.
Chalkup officers stated they might be bringing parts of Chalkup into the Microsoft Groups for Training carrier, bringing up for example Chalkup’s criteria-based grading rubrics.
From Chalkup’s internet website, it sort of feels like Chalkup had a considerable partnership in position with Google round Google Force. I am additionally asking Microsoft if its maintain Chalkup will contain distontinuing this Google partnership.
Chalkup will close down on June 30, 2018. Present shoppers will be capable of proceed to run their Chalkup lessons till the college 12 months ends and can be capable of export their path knowledge to Microsoft Groups. Chalkup is not accepting new signal ups, efficient straight away.
Microsoft started rolling out its Groups for Training collaboration carrier in March 2017. Microsoft Groups is a unfastened add-on to Workplace 365 Training for customers with an Training, Training Plus, Training E3 and/or an Training E5 suite plan. Microsoft does not make Groups to be had as a standalone providing.