4 Easy Steps to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft Teams

Bitmoji Classroom invaded the education community as several schools switched to distance learning to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers across the globe are spending time creatively developing theirs!

When embedded successfully in the school’s LMS, students will definitely love this rich classroom environment containing an avatar playing the teacher’s role. They will also enjoy the interactive elements allowing them to click through to see assignments, documents, videos, and websites.

Now it’s your turn to create a virual classroom to enhance your distance learning experience!

Bitmoji Preschool Classroom Template

Download the bitmoji microsoft teams template here.

How to Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft Teams?
1. Design your avatar on Bitmoji

Download the Bitmoji app from the App Store or Play Store and create your Bitmoji by selecting physical features like hair, mouth, eye color, and an outfit. When you finish creating your character, you can cast it in a huge array of activities, such as reading, singing, or even eating.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

2. Add the Bitmoji extension to Google Chrome

Download the Bitmoji Google Chrome extension, which allows you to choose an activity for your Bitmoji (reading, laughing, saying “hello”) to copy and paste into the PowerPoint document containing your virtual classroom.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

3. Create a Bitmoji Classroom in Microsoft PowerPoint

Follow the steps mentioned in the tutorial video below to create a virtual classroom and decorate it. Choose the needed material from the resources below and then add the interactive elements that allow your students to click through to see assignments, documents, videos, and websites.

– Giant Bitmoji Library for Sharing: https://bit.ly/34Ufb6T
– Everything to Build your Own Room: https://bit.ly/3gSbils

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

4. Embed the Virtual Classroom in Microsoft Teams

Follow the steps mentioned in the tutorial video below to embed your virtual classroom in Microsoft Teams.

A tutorial video by Elisabeth Peacock

Bitmoji Classroom Ideas
bitmoji science lab

Download the bitmoji science lab here.

bitmoji sports classroom

Download the bitmoji sports classroom here.

bitmoji library template

Download the bitmoji library here.

Check out more bitmoji classroom templates here!

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8 Useful Live-Video Platforms for Distance Learning

To fight the spread of COVID-19 and maintain healthy social distancing, schools have temporarily closed and quickly transitioned from on-campus to online learning. In line with this, Unesco shared 8 useful live-video platforms for distance learning.

Below is a list of the most used live-video platforms for distance learning!

Dingtalk is a communication platform that supports video conferencing, task and calendar management, attendance tracking, and instant messaging.



Lark is a collaboration suite of interconnected tools that includes chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage, in Japanese, Korean, Italian and English.


Google Meet

Google Meet is a video call platform integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools.

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams contains chat, meetings, calls, and collaboration features integrated with Microsoft Office software.

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Skype has video and audio calls, chat, and collaboration features.



WeCom is a messaging, content sharing, and video/audio-conferencing tool with the possibility of including max. 300 participants, available in English and Chinese.



WhatsApp is a mobile application with video and audio calls, messaging, and content sharing.



Zoom is a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars.



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Respondus Lockdown Browser: Useful Online Exam Tool

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, several schools & universities turned to online exam tools to manage their distance exams.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a specially designed web browser for taking online exams. It prevents students from copying, pasting, taking screen captures, using instant messaging programs, accessing other applications, or accessing other websites (unless configured to allow access to specified external sites).

Respondus Lockdown Browser

How Does Respondus LockDown Browser Work?
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts, and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers


Introduction to the Online Exam Tool


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Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams

How to Host a Free Virtual Graduation Ceremony with Microsoft Teams?

Host a free Virtual Graduation Ceremony With Microsoft TeamsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will, unfortunately, miss out on the chance to celebrate their accomplishments with a traditional graduation ceremony this year. However, a virtual graduation can still go ahead with Microsoft Teams.

From early May through July 1st, holders of a Microsoft Office 365 A1, which is free for educational institutions, will have the ability to host online live graduation with up to 20,000 attendees. A pre-recorded graduation and a celebration with “photos & videos” are also available.

Host a free virtual graduation ceremony with Microsoft Teams here: https://bit.ly/2LFwgqx

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

How to Create a Virtual Graduation with Microsoft Teams Live Event?

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12 Useful Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

As concerns around COVID-19 pandemic grew, several schools turned to Learning Management Systems (LMS) to manage their distance learning. Below is a list, shared by UNESCO, of the most used Learning Management Systems for distance learning around the world.

List of Learning Management Systems for Distance Learning

Century Tech Logo

CenturyTech – addresses gaps in knowledge through personal learning pathways with micro-lessons while challenging students and promoting long-term memory retention.

Classdojo Logo

ClassDojo – connects teachers with students and parents to build classroom communities.


Edmodo – manages classrooms and engages students remotely, through offering tools and resources backed with a variety of languages.

edraak Logo

Edraak – offers online education with material and resources for school learners and teachers in Arabic.

Ekstep Logo

EkStep – provides an open learning platform with a collection of learning resources to support literacy and numeracy.

Google Classroom Logo

Google Classroom – helps classes connect remotely, communicate, and stay organized.

Moodle Logo

Moodle – serves a community-driven and globally supported open learning platform.

Nafham Logo

Nafham – hosts an Arabic language online learning platform with educational video lessons that correspond with Egyptian and Syrian curricula.

Paper Airplanes Logo

Paper Airplanes – matches individuals with personal tutors for 12-16-week sessions conducted via video conferencing platforms.

Schoology Logo

Schoology – equips teachers with tools for instruction, learning, grading, collaboration, and assessment.

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Seesaw – enables the creation of collaborative and sharable digital learning portfolios and learning resources.

Skooler Logo

Skooler – turns Microsoft Office suite into an education platform.


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7 Interesting Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

UNESCO published 7 interesting tools for creating digital learning content to help schools switch to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the list of the most used tools for creating digital learning content.

Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content

Thinglink Logo

Thinglink –  creates interactive images, videos, and other multimedia resources.

Buncee Logo

Buncee – supports the creation and sharing of visual representations of learning content, including media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters, and presentations.


EdPuzzle –  creates video lessons.

Kaltura Logo

Kaltura – creates and manages videos with integration options for various learning management systems.


Nearpod – creates lessons with informative and interactive assessment activities.

Pear Deck

Pear Deck – facilitates the design of engaging instructional content with various integration features.

Squigl Logo

Squigl – creates content and transforms speech or text into animated videos.


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