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WCC Has New App That Creates Remote Study Groups During COVID-19

Aug 7, 2020

Washtenaw Community College has an app that will help students enhance their virtual learning experience this fall during COVID-19. 


The app is called CircleIn and allows students taking the same course to study together virtually.  Essentially, it replaces in-person study groups that can’t take place right now because of social distancing guidelines.  Linda Blakey is the Vice-President of Student and Academic Services at WCC.

V.P. Linda Blakey: When they’re studying together, they will actually be able to see each other just like if they were in a Zoom meeting or GoToMeeting. 

WCC says that students at other colleges and universities who have used the CircleIn app saw an 80% increase in academic performance.

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