LearnBoost is an online grading platform that teachers can access from anywhere. They are currently developing a “freemium” model that will be offering its basic services for free to financially strained schools and a premium version for those willing to pay. The service will allow teachers to organize grading, attendance, schedules and lesson plans all in one place. The online grade book will also allow teachers to import from Google calendar. TechCrunch reports that the start-up’s software will even allow teachers to collaborate with parents around grades.
So far, LearnBoost has raised $975,000 in seed funds. They are developing an application for teachers based on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, which aims to be real-time. LearnBoost may useful not only in the classroom, but also at a broader educational level. LearnBoost will face competition from Engrade and MyGradebook. Blackboard is also partnering with several booksellers to create a digital course-management system aimed at professors.