We feel that the conventional "one way zoom" mode of online classes are ineffective and inefficient. There's a disconnect between online lectures and classroom socialization, and we also feel that the internet is not being used as much as it could be.
What it does
Saves time by helping teachers track attendance more quickly
Has an easy to use pop quiz system that allows teachers to measure engagement and absorbance of material
A powerful quick search feature that queries the web for images and relevant links
A fun trivia feature that queries an API for questions from various categories
How we built it
Using discord's python API, rapidAPI
Challenges we ran into
Issues with discords API that prevented certain functions from meshing well with others. Took more time than we would've liked to debug
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The bot does everything its supposed to do excellently. It could definitely persuade teachers to switch to a new platform like discord and it would save them a LOT of time.
What we learned
The various nitty gritties of discord.py. Collaboration on GitHub
What's next for ScoothBot
Assignment tracking. Time limit warning when someone speaks in the VC for too long. Integrating more educational APIs. Using ML to generate intelligent reminders to individual students.