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Seamless teacher and student onboarding

Move beyond orientation. Embrace onboarding for better results.

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Onboarding for all backgrounds and needs

The start of a new school year is exciting and nerve-wracking for both students and teachers alike. Both teachers and students may struggle to navigate unfamiliar educational situations. Students might grapple with understanding academic expectations, accessing crucial resources, or acclimating to the school's culture. While initial orientation programs are designed to introduce essential information, they often fall short in ensuring comprehensive understanding. Onboarding, however, is a continuous support system for students and teachers throughout the academic year. However, without the right resources, effective onboarding can require considerable time and resources.

Are you struggling to…

Develop effective onboarding programs without draining significant time and resources

Provide a connective hub to foster connection and belonging as students and teachers acclimate

Create a program that is standardized enough for consistency but personalized to account for diverse cultural, neurodiversity, and language needs in your teacher and student onboarding

Track and measure your onboarding program’s impact to maximize value and make adjustments where necessary

Onboarding vs. orientation

Orientation, the more common approach in academic institutions, is vital in introducing teachers and students to their new learning environment. It acquaints new students and teachers with school policies, procedures, and facilities.  However, once the scheduled time lapses, the orientation ends, regardless of whether all initial objectives were met.

Onboarding, on the other hand, is a more continuous, comprehensive, and individualized process. It not only involves acquainting the new students or employees with the policies and procedures, but it also helps them acclimate to their new setting. It facilitates the development of skills and relationships and ensures a smooth transition into one’s new atmosphere.

Award-winning platform for education

In the past year, we’ve received over two dozen awards for our innovative learning technology, including Forbes Advisor’s “Best Overall Employee Training Software” and “Best LMS.” We’ve also received recognition for our work in academia, earning the title of “Best K-12 Remote Learning Partner” in the SIIA CODiE Awards and numerous other awards.

The benefits of establishing a solid foundation with onboarding

Transitioning from basic orientation and into a comprehensive onboarding process can have lasting positive effects on both students and teachers.

For both students and teachers, the transition into a new educational environment is pivotal and can affect their personal and professional development. For students, it allows them to adjust to not only academic requirements, but the social and emotional aspects associated with the new stage of their life as well. Onboarding new students can have a massive impact on retention, persistence, and long-term success.

Teacher onboarding provides candidates with a solid foundation and can help with everything from acquainting them with basic resources to helping them grow and improve to improving retention rates. According to a 2022 study, 44% of teachers quit in their first five years. However, effective onboarding can improve retention by 82%.

Overall, embracing a comprehensive onboarding approach fosters a culture of support, growth, and engagement for both students and teachers, ultimately laying the foundation for a successful educational community.

Supercharged teacher and student onboarding. In minutes.

AI 360 with Copilot on the CYPHER platform can supercharge the development of student and teacher onboarding content – empowering you to create onboarding that is relevant to your organization and easily keep it updated. Have a new policy or need to add an onboarding section on DEI? Just upload your new policies or additions and let AI 360 create entire modules or courses from the content.


This lets you:

  • Easily keep onboarding material up to date with your newest policies
  • Effortlessly create content tailored to your organization
  • Control your content’s quality, accuracy, and credibility
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