A Minga is a meeting place where everyone in a community comes together to achieve a shared goal for the betterment of the community.
Where is Minga hosted?
At Minga we partner with Google to host our platform and all the data in the Google Cloud. Google has world class availability, uptime and security to ensure the safety of our data for our students and schools.
Is content posted by students filtered or moderated?
Yes, we use industry leading content filtering and artificial intelligence to filter and moderate content automatically on your Minga. This removes 99.999% of all inappropriate content that students might attempt to post to your school Minga.
We partner with Sift Ninja to filter out bad language and other post and comment activity such as bullying, racism, sexting and more. Sift Ninja operates in many languages including English, Spanish, Japanese and German.
Is there the ability to report content?
Anyone on your Minga can report offside content and you can set a report threshold to automatically remove it. Any teacher or administrator can immediately delete content in real-time.
Can I try Minga out at my school for free?
Yup! We offer a 100% free and no obligation evaluation for Minga at your school. But we warn you, once you try it out, you and your students are going to love it 🙂 Typically a trial lasts about 15-30 days and a lot of schools use a smaller group of students and educators but you can use your entire school if you want. Click here to request a demo and evaluation!
What mobile devices do you support?
Minga offers native apps for Apple iOS and Android devices. This covers 99% of every smart phone on the planet but just so you have a better idea:
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You can also use Minga from a desktop or laptop with your favorite browser but we recommend Chrome.
What Types/Kinds of Videos Can I Upload?
We invite you to share videos that are hosted on Youtube. All you need to do is copy and paste the Youtube URL into space provided when posting a video. Soon we will add the ability to upload a Vimeo link and your own video. Stay tuned!
Can users be anonymous on the platform?
We are committed to keeping Minga a safe place for everyone. Because of this approach, members are displayed by First Name, Last Initial (e.g. John D) in a Minga.
There is some ability to update display names; this is managed through administrative privileges.
Collection/Use/Disclosure of Personal Data.
Minga meets federal, provincial and state standards for data collection, storage and sharing. We never collect unnecessary information, and we never share it outside of your school or district including names or email addresses.
Is there any training involved or required?
We absolutely want you to feel comfortable and be successful with Minga. A free 1.5 hour trainathon webinar is included with every new subscription and schools can invite as many teachers, admin, support and students as they like to the webinar. In addition, we offer a free 1 hour training webinar each month for all our Minga schools.
How are parents included on Minga?
Invite parents to the platform as observers so they can see everything that’s going on at school. Give parents the information they need to have meaningful conversations with their kids about school.