How It Works

Parlay Universe

Parlay Universe

1. Browse thousands of ready-made topics.

Explore more than 4000 discussion prompts for a wide range of subjects, topics, and levels. Created by teachers in the community and the Parlay team.

Parlay Universe

2. Add topics to your class (100% customizable).

One-Click to add a prompt to your Parlay classroom. Make any edits you want to suit the needs of your students. Contribute your own custom discussion prompts and add them to your Universe portfolio for others to discover and use in their classroom.

Written RoundTable

Written RoundTable

1. Create a discussion prompt.

Create a discussion prompt from scratch or use one from the Parlay Universe. Invite students via email, magic link, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Schoology, Brightspace, or Blackboard.

Written RoundTable

2. Gather individual perspectives.

Students complete a unique submission before seeing their classmates’ ideas. Optional secret identities help give all students an equal voice.

Written RoundTable

3. Encourage deep dialogue and peer feedback.

Students read through and respond to each others’ submissions. Guided feedback questions help scaffold engagement and promote critical thinking.

Written RoundTable

4. Highlight exemplary contributions.

Teachers can star “model submissions” to highlight exemplary responses and ideas from the discussion.

Written RoundTable

5. Reflect on engagement as class.

Review class-wide engagement analytics and model submissions as a group. Guiding questions are provided to encourage deeper reflection.

Written RoundTable

6. Personalized feedback and assessment.

Teachers review and provide feedback on individual student engagement. Assess student skills based on our default or custom evaluation criteria.

Written RoundTable

Video Tutorial

Want to learn more? Watch the Written RoundTable video tutorial below!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3A6_SYBtJJc

Verbal RoundTable

Verbal RoundTable

Decide on a classroom setup.

If you’re going to be in class, set up students in a circle around the room before the discussion starts. If you’re online, turn on the video settings to enable live audio and video for the RoundTable.

Verbal RoundTable

1. Create a discussion prompt.

Share resources, instructions, and guiding questions for the class discussion. Invite students vis email, magic, link, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Schoology, Brightspace, or Blackboard.

Verbal RoundTable

2. Students review questions and take notes.

Students review the resources and questions then take down notes before the start of the RoundTable. This can be done during class time or for homework before the discussion.

Verbal RoundTable

3. Students participate.

Students “Tap In” when they want to participate: share a new idea, build on, challenge, or question. Students take notes, vote to encourage others to contribute, and give kudos.

Verbal RoundTable

4. Teachers facilitate.

Teachers take notes, run live polls, assess participation, and “nudge” quiet students. The queue lets you (or a student moderator) assign the “Speaker,” making the discussion more orderly and inclusive.

Verbal RoundTable

5. Reflect on engagement as class.

Review class-wide engagement analytics and model submissions as a group. Guiding questions are provided to encourage deeper reflection.

Verbal RoundTable

6. Personalized feedback and assessment.

Teacher reviews and provides feedback on individual student engagement. Option to assess students based on custom success criteria.

Verbal RoundTable

Teacher Tutorial

Want to learn more? Watch the Verbal RoundTable video tutorial below!

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3osYUt3WfC0

Student Reports

Student Reports

1. Measure skill development.

Track individual students as they develop and demonstrate skills across all RoundTables throughout the year.

Student Reports

2. Track student engagement

Track and measure the quantity and type of individual student engagement in Written and Verbal RoundTables over time.

Student Reports

3. Student engagement portfolio.

View all student contributions, engagement data, and teacher assessment/feedback across all RoundTables in the course.

Integrations

Integrations

Over 20 LMS / SIS integrations

School administrators can turn on integrations for over 20 LMS and SIS providers. Integrations can be used to create accounts, roster classes, create/link assignments, and share assessment/participation data.

Integrations

1. Roster teachers, students, and courses.

Teachers an roster individual classes from aside of individual course settings. Administrators can roster classes at school level from inside the admin portal.

Integrations

2. Connect RoundTables to LMS assignments.

Teachers can create and link assignments in the LMS directly from inside of their Parlay RoundTable. Set due dates, assessment criteria, and more.

Integrations

3. Sync assessment and feedback data.

Teachers can sync students task completion and assessment data (with appropriate weighting for each criteria) between Parlay and their MLS.

Admin Portal

Admin Portal

1. Manage users and courses.

Administrators and coaches can create, update, and delete teachers, students, and course rosters directly through the admin portal.

Admin Portal

2. Set up and manage integrations

Administrators turn on and manage integrations with Ed.Link directly through the Parlay admin portal. Teachers, students, and courses can be imported directly.

Admin Portal

3. Track usage and engagement

Track teacher usage and engagement across the school / district. Identify the teachers who are using Parlay most, and drill down into any teacher profile.