Creating a virtual classroom is as easy as registering a user account, and clicking the Create a Classroom link.
Classes are built around Course Packs
Course packs are modules that bring a student from introductory material through advanced material, and represent many peer-reviewed, experimentally-focused articles.
Like any social network, the teacher has the opportunity to invite students to join the course.
This is the teacher welcome window once a course has been created, outlining next steps.
Course home page
This is just a section of the course home page for the test class I created. Students have access to a variety of resources, readings, and discussion tools from here. Teachers can post announcements, start discussions, etc.
Reading due dates
Teachers assign due dates for the readings from the course packs or their own content posted through Scitable