Over the years the team has come up with lots of ideas for new features, types of content and even small side-projects.
After discussing those ideas and exploring any interesting aspects of them further, we either earmark them for further consideration or put them into cold storage to maybe be reexplored again one day. As is natural in most companies, very, very few of the ideas see the light of day.
One idea that emerged and took shape was Bunpro for Teachers.
The idea behind this project was built around a couple key factors:
Users have asked us both publicly and privately how they could share their Bunpro progress with their teacher/tutor to get the best in-class experience.
Our own shared experience taking language classes in college/university and feeling that there was room for improvement.
Lastly, many teachers have told us that they recommend Bunpro to their students. While simply having students use Bunpro is good, the insights the teacher dashboard can give makes the learning process so much better.
While learning languages has evolved as technology has progressed, we understand that physical textbooks still play a large and crucial role for students all across the world. This is why we’ve always put emphasis on supporting users in choosing to learn in any way the want.
Our goal isn’t to replace textbooks, but to make it easy to use Bunpro alongside a textbook to help reinforce what you are learning. For those of you who currently use your preferred textbook and Bunpro at the same time, you already understand how powerful this synergy is.
Let’s take a look at the project!
We initially released the secret teacher dashboard alpha almost 2 years ago, to test if it was feasible as well as whether or not the insights were actionable and relevant. At that juncture, we realized we still had a lot we wanted to do content wise (both in terms of quality and quantity) before we officially released something for teachers.
We ended up putting this project on the back burner, collecting feedback and data before eventually overhauling it completely. Bunpro for Teachers is certainly still in its infancy but we’re really excited about the potential it has to help both teachers and students.
Teachers get access to a new Teacher Dashboard where they can create, manage and monitor their courses/classes. They are provided with a link to their course that they can then send to students in their class.
Each course can have a deck that it follows (textbook or Bunpro based). However, students still have the ability to freely learn anything they like on Bunpro.
While the course level dashboard gives instructors real time insights for all the students in the class, teachers also have the ability to quickly see how individual students are holding up.
This information on their students’ progress can be a powerful tool for teachers, allowing them to more accurately access what material needs extra focus, making it possible for the teacher to speed up or slow down their lesson plans depending on how their students are doing.
There are many more aspects of the project that we are proud of and feel will be very beneficial to teachers but since they don’t particularly pertain to those reading this right now, we’ll leave them aside.
If you would like to see more about it, including a walk through video you can checkout the
If you are currently enrolled in a class of any type and feel like your teacher could benefit from this project, we would love it if you would please share the teacher landing page with your instructor! Alternatively, you can send us a private message here on the forums or shoot us an email.
While the teacher landing page really put our teeny tiny marketing brains to their limit, we also used this opportunity to redo the static pages of our website with the latest Bunpro branding and colors.
We greatly appreciate all the responses, and whether your testimonial was used on the new landing pages or not, know that we will be using your kind words as pure inspiration to make a big dent in 2024 too!
That’s all, thanks for reading!
TL;DR - Bunpro will be (eventually) coming to a physical/online classroom near you!