What is Quixaro?
Quixaro is an online hub for student-student collaboration — a social network aimed at transforming the solitary process of studying into an interactive experience.
Why should I use Quixaro?
Quixaro is the only site on the web that understands that students do their best work—and have the best time doing it—when they work together. Because we challenge the work before play mentality, we make homework more efficient and more enjoyable; we make homework suck less.
What does "Quixaro" mean?
A sub-Saharan African Tribe called the Kalahari San engages in a ritual called "Hxaro" — a system of reciprocal gift exchange, where members of the tribe give gifts to one another and expect nothing in return. At Quixaro, we are trying to bring this reciprocation to education in a quick, convenient, collaborative online study space. The goal is to have students selflessly exchanging knowledge, and, in turn, build a digital, egalitarian economy for education.
How do I study on Quixaro?
Our central feature is the Study Sesh, a place where you can connect with friends via video-conferences on multi-user, real-time whiteboards, Google Drive access, and calculation resources. This is where you do work.
Is Quixaro just for school work?
No. On your Dashboard, you can click ‘Create Sphere’. Spheres are more than simply study groups. These are great places to work with friends on anything from Model UN to fantasy football.
Is Quixaro monitored by teachers?
No. When the school day ends, you don’t want teachers looming. Go home, hang with your friends, and get your work done. You’ll see your teachers again tomorrow.
How do I find my friends?
When you sign up, you are automatically connected to everyone in all of your classes. If you want to connect with friends in other classes, simply search them and send a connection request. Hopefully they like you enough to accept.
How do I change my classes?
Click on the gear in the upper right hand corner and open the settings menu. You’ll be able to figure it out from there.
Can I make a group that’s not a class?
Yup. Go to your Dashboard and click ‘Create Sphere’. This is good for doing work on extra-curriculars or group projects.
How do I communicate with friends on Quixaro?
There’s a chat bar on the right side of your Dashboard, where you can message individual friends. On the top of the chat bar, you have the option to send a message to everyone in a certain Class or Sphere.
Random but Important Questions
What is a ‘Study Sesh’?
This is where you can actually get work done. The Study Sesh is a place where you can connect with friends via video-conferences on multi-user, real-time whiteboards, Google Drive access, and calculation resources. This is where you do work.
What is the ‘Library’?
After you work in a Study Sesh, you’ll presumably want to save that work. Any documents you work on are automatically saved to your Library. You also have the option to save the whiteboard you worked on. You can share any work in your Library with your friends.
Can I send documents to my friends?
Yes. From your Library, you can click on any document and it will give you the option to share it with anyone in your list of connections, or to everyone in a Class or Sphere you are a part of.
How to contact us?
For general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For business related questions, email email@example.com