We make it easy for students and faculty to connect

Built-in messaging

Easily communicate using our messaging system that includes bidirectional email integration, so you can receive messages via email and respond via email as well.

Click to chat

Use the click to chat feature to instantly connect with other users that are online at the same time in the platform.

Add users as friends

Allow students to make connections within your academic community by connecting as friends. They can see which friends are online and chat with them to collaborate on projects.


Boost classroom participation using interactive tools


Teachers and students can create wikis, which are a collection of pages that more than one person can edit. The history for each page is kept so that you can see the edits and who made them. In addition, you can restore a page to one of its previous versions. We support class and group wikis.

Chat rooms

A chat room allows a group of users to exchange text messages in real time. Classes and groups have their own private chat rooms. You can also initiate a chat directly with a user if they are online.


Blogs are a great way of sharing ideas. We offer support for personal blogs, class blogs, group blogs, and even school blogs that can be displayed on the school portal.


Students and teachers can discuss various topics in classes or groups using forums. Discussions are threaded so it's easy to follow a conversation.


Encourage collaboration between teachers and students

Choose the type of group

You can create groups to collaborate at a school level or you can have private groups that are only accessible for users within a specific class.

Enable teamwork using groups

Groups are a great outlet for sharing resources, ideas and boosting collaboration between students and teachers. They can be used for studying, school events, sports teams, and ad-hoc collaboration.

Adjust group options based on needs

Each group, whether it's site-wide or class-wide, can have its own activity feed, calendar, resources area, and collaboration tools.


Teams are a special kind of group that includes the concept of "team leaders". You can allow leaders to enroll team members into classes, to run reports on members, and use automation to trigger actions.

Community groups

Faculty members from all NEO platforms can use community groups to connect and discuss various educational topics.


Easily plan and manage your events

All-in-one calendar

Schedule and manage events using our color-coded calendar. Use the live feed to easily integrate with other calendar clients. Classes and groups can have individual calendars. Keep track of all your tasks using the agenda view.

Web conferencing

Schedule your live meetings directly from our calendar

Easily connect from any location using our web conferencing tools. Integrate your favorite web conferencing tool or use our built-in integration with MS Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, Webex, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, and GoToWebinar. Schedule web-conferencing meetings directly from the calendar.

Many of the extracurricular student councils have their own groups on NEO, where they can discuss upcoming things, push announcements, and interact in an online environment to get that essential information out.
Daniel O'Brien, Media Specialist, GRACE Christian School
Teacher notifications are very helpful, because they can tell us when workshops are due, what you're supposed to sign up for and what grades you're missing.
Anna Lappin, 6th grade student, The REALM at Burleson Independent School District

Join millions of happy users of CYPHER LEARNING products

Start your free trial
Back to Top