• Kami for translation
    Product Updates,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for English as a second language

    In our culturally diverse and global educational communities, there are many languages and communication styles. For lots of students English is not their first language, and resources need to be available in multiple languages to offer fair access.  Kami has been built as a platform for English language-based documents and comprehension. However, using Google Translate’s Document tool alongside Kami there is a way to quickly translate resources, convert them to a PDF, and use them within the Kami app. This method is not perfect and may have improper formatting once converted to a Kami file, but for those struggling to find translated resources, it does a basic job of providing…

  • Using Kami with a stylus
    Kami Newsroom,  Product Updates

    Using Kami with a stylus

    Tablets, smartphones, and digital notebooks have opened up a whole new way of interacting with digital devices. In the world of touch screens, your classroom documents truly become canvases for all sorts of creativity, and with the right stylus, ideas can come to life just like with pen and paper. Kami and all of its tools can be used on any touch screen device and interact with all forms of styluses. Here’s how Kami works with a stylus and our top tips on how you can use styluses with Kami in your classroom.   How does Kami work with a stylus? To understand how Kami works with a stylus let’s…

  • Kami for iPads
    Kami Newsroom,  Product Updates

    Kami for iPad

    Kami is a Chrome extension and therefore primarily designed to work in the Google Chrome environment. For the best experience of Kami, we suggest using either a Chromebook or a Mac/Windows/Linux computer.  It is possible to use Kami on an iPad, however as Chrome Extensions are not supported by Google Chrome on iOS, many features do not work as they would on another device. In this article, we will explain how to use, access, and open Google Classroom assignments in Kami with an iPad.    Is there a Kami app for iOS? We currently do not have a Kami iOS app. This means you will not be able to find…

  • Kami outage update
    Product Updates

    Kami Server Outage Resolved

    On Monday, April 20, 2020, from 10:45 AM until 7:20 PM Eastern Time (EDT), Kami users experienced a major incident as the result of a huge spike in demand for Kami’s services.  Kami server APIs were largely unresponsive for much of this period.    The Kami service is now stable again with all features functioning, including real-time synchronization of annotations, automatic saving of Google Drive changes (nb: manually saving will continue to work), and email notifications of annotations. Our teams continue to work on different solutions to ensure that further disruption is minimized.  This was the most significant incident we have ever experienced at Kami, and we are deeply sorry…

  • Using Kami in offline mode
    Product Updates,  Remote Learning

    Using Kami in offline mode

    The Internet is everywhere… except when you need it most! For teachers and students with an unreliable or nonexistent wifi connection, Kami’s offline mode makes asynchronous remote learning possible.  Here is everything you need to know about working offline with Kami:   What can you do in Kami’s offline mode? The beauty of Kami’s offline mode is that you can do almost everything in the app that you would normally do, just without the internet. This includes: Editing any document type using our array of tools such as text boxes, freehand drawing or shapes. Annotate files using the text, voice or video comments. Insert shapes and images.    Is there…