What is Gambassa?

Tools for Modernized Education. Designed to Work Together

The Gambassa educational platform offers instructors and students a simple, effective and streamlined way to teach and learn on-line and in the classroom. With the Gambassa educational platform you can instantly manage everything you need for the modern classroom: You can create virtual classrooms, ebooks, e-workbooks, online courses, as well as, adapt and leverage content created by others. With Gambassa, instructors and students can use rich media content, collaborate and share, create group discussions, organize, publish and have engaging interactions not only between the instructor and students, but also with designated members of the community. Gambassa provides many other tools including classroom web pages, project-based learning templates, scheduling, gantt charts, content management for photos, video, audio, word, html, pdf, excel, links and a large range of other tools. Gambassa educational is web-based, and works great on mobile devices, tablets, and is safe and secure. Gambassa educational is powerful, easy to get started using, and it is free for educators and students. Sign up and start today.

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How Do I Get Started?

Instructors

  1. Create an account.
  2. Create a group for your classroom
  3. Add content, Add Students

Students

  1. Create an account.
  2. Connect with an Instructor or Class

What do I need to use Gambassa?

All you need is a computer with a browser connected to the internet or any web-enabled mobile device. If you have an IOS device (IPad/IPod/IPhone), you can also use the free Gambassa apps available in the App Store. (GambassaLX, GambassaLite) Students and teachers can stay connected while on the go, exploring new learning experiences outside the walls of the classroom collaborating in engaging and exciting new ways. Gambassa's educational platform frees you to engage, explore and discover the new world of possibilities in education.

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What does Gambassa do?

Gambassa educational combines the functionality you want and need to modernize the classroom into one system, delivering maximum efficiency, simplicity and unprecedented possibilities. Say goodbye to chaotic inboxes, scattered files, lugging binders of work, paper cuts, super large emails, students swapping USB drives, incompatible video formats, and piecing together functionality from many different websites; struggling to make everything work together. Gambassa educational combines everything you need for the modern classroom into one effective, secure location, so you can focus on education; teaching and learning.

The 5 Areas of Gambassa

  1. Curricula: eBooks, e-workbooks, online courses, learning materials, projects, assignments, handouts, and activity based learning tools.
  2. Content Management: Create libraries of videos, audios, images, files, contacts, links, blogs, feeds, and more.
  3. Organizational tools: Connections, Groups, Messaging, Calendaring, Scheduling, Planning, and Classroom pages and more.
  4. Social Engagement: Connect with people, share successes, discuss topics, collaborate, create events, publish works, and more.
  5. E-Commerce: Professor Self-Publishing, e-Books, e-Workbooks, Curricula Licensing, Online Courses, Incentivized Learning, and Buy/Sell Educational Products.

How much does it cost to use?

Gambassa is free to use for educators and students. You don't need to buy anything to use Gambassa. We support Gambassa by receiving small percentages from our ebooks sales and other educational products in our store. i.e. Books, films, notebooks and other standard educational needs. We also offer a suite of advanced administration tools for a small fee.

We also sell e-books and videos from traditional publishers; other products including hardware, accessories, charging stations; professional development training and learning customization services for those who want them. The specific business model we employ is a combination of "service provider" and "distributor of products” that make a difference for educators and students. We do not sell any personal information. Your information and content is secure in Gambassa and can only be shared by you.

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Instructors/Authors/Publishers Have an ebook, e-workbook, learning materials you'd like to make available for sale?

  1. Create an account.
  2. Send a message to "Gambassa Admin" requesting Author's access.
  3. We will review the appropriateness/quality of your submission before go-live.

Vendors: Have empowering products you'd like to make available to the 21st century education market?

  1. Create an Account.
  2. Send an email to Gambassa Admin with your product idea and website.
  3. We will review the appropriateness/quality of your product.
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School Districts: Want an exclusive Gambassa platform?

Gambassa offers white-label, private installation, and customized solutions that can greatly reduce your existing computing cost, while simultaneously giving you the next generation of technology for your educators and students. Contact "FinallySomethingThatWorks@Gambassa.com"

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A Tour of the Tools

  • Email
    Gambassa has internal email allowing you to message your groups, connections, or friends with ease. Send/Receive messages on the go with Gambassa mobile. With all your files, contacts, projects, videos, and images in Gambassa simply send a download link to the files rather than the file. Its faster, more secure, and less stress on the email server. Say goodbye to USB drives, and bounced oversized emails!
  • Groups
    Groups allow you to organize your connections by similarities such as students in a subject, a particular class, role, departments, or friends. Use these groups to quickly share items such as videos, images, files, blogs, word documents, calendar items, event invitations, messages, or discussions. Items shared with groups, stay within the group.
  • Calendars
    Gambassa features a beautiful calendar and scheduler. Calendars consist of tasks, notes, and event invitation functionality. Gambassa has personal and group functionality and they work well together. You can see group calendar items combined with your personal ones or filtered by a collection of groups, or just one group. You can also export your calendar to sync other systems.
  • Video Library
    Create a library of your favorite educational videos. Its simple to upload videos into Gambassa. Also take advantage of organizing educational videos from Youtube. Share these videos with your class, teachers, students or embed in projects or works. Gambassa's mobile app allows you to upload videos directly from your phone, perfect for capturing speeches, presentations, lectures, and more.
  • Image Library
    Upload your images into Gambassa for easy access for sharing, storing, use in projects, or for your portfolio. You can batch upload, crop, flip, rotate, annotate, or resize right within your browser. Gambassa security allows you to choose specific privacy settings. Gambassa is designed to be your homebase, a master location from where you can easily post into Facebook, Twitter, email, connections, groups, or use on your own site.
  • Word Documents
    Create, edit, share, or collaborate on word documents directly in the browser! Gambassa's web document feature has the functionality of Word, coupled with the ability to embed videos, audio, images, or other items from your profile. This eliminates the need for USB devices in the classroom. Share this document, use it as an assignment to turn in, a syllabus, template, meeting minutes, or embed it into your own website! Invite others to edit the document for group documents!
  • File Storage
    Keep all your files in one place, organized, secure, and easy to use or share with others as needed. Gambassa is built for organizational efficiency, allowing you to keep files available for you via the cloud, wherever you are. Privacy settings allow you to select who can access the file. Perfect for teachers who want to share files with the class quickly without hassle. Embed links to your files within your blog, word documents, or projects.
  • Audio Library
    Capture speeches, record original songs, or read that poem aloud! Gambassa allows you to upload audio to your library. You can add Gambassa audio into blogs, documents, web sites, or to share on social sites. Create Playlists of your favorites, allow others to add to their playlist. Gambassa makes it easier than ever to integrate audio into your profile, blogs, word documents, web sites, curricula or projects.
  • Instant Messaging
    Gambassa keeps you in contact with your connections via instant messenger. You can group message in real time, share files with the group via messenger, send links, ask or answer questions, its up to you. If you prefer you can take the conversation offline by hosting a 'Discussion.' Instant messaging helps create community. It is safe, as you can only message with your connections. You can appear offline, away, available, or busy.
  • Event Invitation
    Plan events with ease. Gambassa allows you to create calendar invitations to share with connections, groups, or everyone! You can set the maximum count of attendees, and when the accepted invitation count goes over, a waiting list is automatically made. Set maximum Guests per invitee, provide directions, and allow your connections to promote your event by showing it on their profile.
  • Contacts
    Gambassa allows you to store the contact information for people or organizations. You can easily share this contact information with your connections or groups. You can choose also to only share a subsection of the contact information, such as the phone number, and not the birthday, or address. You get field level control, giving you ultimate privacy control coupled with ease of sharing.
  • News and Activity Stream
    Stay up to date with the activities of your connections and groups in one place! Gambassa's news feed lists new images, videos, events, projects, rss, thoughts, and many more types of activities occur. Keep your connections and groups informed with up to date information. The News feed is directly controlled by the privacy settings of the items you add, or your connections, providing efficiency with privacy.
  • Alerts
    Gambassa help keeps you engaged and participating by consolidating the recent updates to items of your interest and interaction in one location, for example, when a document is revised. Subscribe to updates, and respond to changes in a timely fashion. Receive alerts on the go with GambassaLite, the Apple device app for iPhone, IPod Touch, and IPad.
  • Projects
    Gambassa has an innovative approach to streamlining larger works, such as research projects, volunteer projects, community service, and science labs. Gambassa keeps the project organized and on track by offering templates and processes that consolidate the steps, due dates, files, and task assignments. Publish the project for others to be inspired by, and receive recognition for excellence. Share the projects on the classroom website or in social sites. Gambassa's project gallery lets your projects be inspiring examples to others.
  • Mobile
    Gambassa's mobile app allows you to perform the most popular activities right within your phone. You can receive or send messages, see updates from your connections or groups, calendaring, edit and upload video on your phone to your profile, as well as, photos. Gambassa Mobile is the perfect tool for capturing speeches, species videos, recycling efforts, community service, performances and more.
  • Website Links
    Catalog and share interesting, informative, or educational websites. Have you found a source for your bibliography? Capture the link and share with others, or maybe it is just a quick reference link for yourself. You choose who sees it. Gambassa allows you to comment on the link, start a discussion, and embed it within a project such a source in a bibliography.
  • RSS Feeds
    R.S.S is a fancy name for Data Feeds. Data Feeds are available for many major websites such as NASA, Google News, Twitter, and CNN. Gambassa allows you to aggregate all your favorite news feeds into one location allowing you to efficiently capture the recent updates of your favorites sites in less time.
  • Discussions
    You can start a discussion thread and invite your connections to join in. The discussions can be about an assignment, a post, or within a project such as a brainstorming session. The discussions are only visible to those invited.
  • Social Awareness
    Gambassa facilitates group engagement and awareness. Gambassa allows you to expand that awareness into other sites. Innovative projects, student engagement and exemplary works can shared to inspire others outside Gambassa.
  • Portfolios
    Gambassa allows teachers and students to display and demonstrate their skills, experience, talents, and accomplishments. Project portfolios can display the measurable results of projects, along with the supporting documentation. Portfolios can be useful for career opportunities, scholarships, grants, and sponsor relations. Most of all, portfolios can inspire others to also acheive excellence.
  • Multimedia Curricula
    The modern classroom uses all forms of media to educate. Gambassa provides the tools to capture the elements and to combine them into compelling presentations. Additionally, Gambassa provides the ability for teachers and students to create and share multimedia works with ease. Video, images, audio, links, and more can exist in the same word document without the hassle of USB devices or large emails for transfering.
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Gambassa LMS offers a streamlined, collaborative workflow, portfolio and reporting solution for project-based learning. Gambassa scaffolds the process while embracing voice and choice in both teacher-guided and student-led projects.