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Key Features and Integrations for Custom Remote Learning Applications

A custom remote learning application can make it easier for teachers and students to collaborate over the Internet. Here are some key features and integrations to consider when building a custom education app.

6 October 2021

by Allah-Nawaz Qadir

Educators are constantly looking for better ways to help students learn across a wide range of environments and circumstances, and the broad shift to remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 further amplified the need for distance learning solutions.

Virtual learning environments can add excitement to a student’s life if adopted and applied in an effective manner, and new solutions are hitting the market every day. But are they all up to educators’ standards? Will they actually improve learning outcomes?

Let’s look at some types, key features, and integrations of remote learning applications.

Types of Remote Learning

1. Synchronous remote learning

Synchronous remote learning involves the involvement of all participants during a shared time slot. It is very much like real-time learning in which an instructor actively participates and proceeds with the discussion. This form of education can be easily delivered through online classrooms, video conferences, webinars, and other applications. The major advantage of synchronous learning is that all the members of the discussion can attend the course or training program no matter wherever they are.

2. Asynchronous remote learning

In asynchronous learning, all the content is uploaded at once and made available. Students can access whenever they want to. Instructors don’t need to be present all the time. This type of learning is also known as e-learning. It is often facilitated with videos and courses available online.

Custom Remote Learning Applications

The core factor that determines the success of distance learning is the availability of educational resources anytime, anywhere. Total content availability ensures that instructors really don’t need to worry about student attendance, so regular and consistent access is the top priority for learning apps. Custom-built apps, in particular, can facilitate better remote learning and reduce overhead if they include the right features.

Key Features of Customized Remote Learning Applications

Must-have features of e-learning applications are listed below.

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Common Remote Learning Applications

A huge range of remote learning apps (also referred as learning management systems, or LMS) exists. Some of them are open source and some charge quite high costs, but most of them are worth considering as potential integrations for any custom remote learning app. Below is a list of remote learning applications that are widely used these days.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom has made collaborative learning easier, and the best thing about it is that it’s free. G Suite services are available for students and teachers for educational purposes. As a result, it’s easy for users to utilize Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Meet, and Slides along with Google classroom.




Edmodo is another popular learning tool which is being commonly used in learning environments. Mentors can communicate with students virtually to achieve their mutual learning goals. With the help of Edmodo, learning material can easily be managed. Teachers and students can store, reuse and share their content with each using its amazing features.




Moodle is an open-source and free educational platform. It has a wide variety of functionalities that are useful for teachers, students, and parents. Students can access dynamic learning content and resources online any time and any place using Moodle’s features and its integrations.




Blackboard is all-in-one tool that is used for real-time support and learning. All participants stay connected with the help of Blackboard’s collaboration suite and the addition of third-party integrations. Instructors and students conduct all educational activities virtually, saving time and enhancing learning outcomes.



Important Considerations for Custom Remote Learning Apps


E-learning is likely here to stay, so consider all of its dimensions when thinking about custom app development. Now is the right time to invest in this niche, as it’s crucial need which can’t be ignored.

Crowdbotics provides managed app development for custom builds and has broad expertise within the education sector. If you’re considering how you can deliver a custom remote learning experience for your administration, teachers, or students, get in touch with our experts for a detailed estimate today.