• Kami product updates
    Kami Newsroom,  Product Updates

    Product updates: what to expect from Kami in SY 2020/21

    It’s going to be an exciting school year at Kami. Our developers are chomping at the bit to release a whole host of improvements to make accessible digital learning even better! So what can you look forward to this year… Microsoft integration We are super excited to announce our upcoming integration and partnership with Microsoft. In the coming weeks and months, we will be rolling out updates to the Kami app which will allow it to fully integrate with Microsoft’s login system as well as Microsoft OneDrive.  If you are interested in being an early recipient of this integration, please sign up for our beta testing program where you can…

  • 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…