Torsh

Torsh TALENT is an easy to use video-based classroom observation tool and data management platform that gives educators an opportunity to Reflect, Collaborate, Measure and Coach.

  • REFLECT on instructional practice
  • COLLABORATE among peers and coaches
  • MEASURE the effectiveness of classroom instruction
  • Receive high quality COACHing at scale

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Frequently Asked Questions
Torsh TALENT is your own private, secure, video sharing and collaboration platform that allows you to create a dynamic online Professional Learning Community for your educators. We take care of all of the difficulties inherent in uploading and managing large quantities of video in different classroom environments and across networks with varying levels of access and bandwidth constraints. Our goal is to free you up to focus on the important things like helping educators increase core competencies so that students can learn. Sign up for a free demo today!
We take user privacy very seriously here at Torsh. All video and data stored on Torsh TALENT are private to you and are securely stored in accordance with some of the strictest security protocols in the industry. Additionally, our collaboration platform is designed so that only the owner of a video will be able to view that video unless it is specifically shared with others. Ask us about our security protocols, and we'll gladly share them with you.
All videos and data stored on Torsh TALENT belong to you. We cannot use your videos or data without your permission. If you terminate your relationship with us, you can download your videos and take them with you or instruct us to destroy them.
The price of Torsh TALENT is based on a per user license fee that decreases as the number of licenses increase. We offer a variety of pricing plans that are designed to meet your specific needs. To learn more, please drop us a note on our contact page.
We work with independent schools, charter schools, school districts, higher education organizations, teacher professional development organizations, and other education organizations. For some examples of the customers that we work with, please visit our Clients page.
We have a wide range of customers who use Torsh TALENT in many different ways. A majority of our customers use Torsh TALENT to supplement their already established internal coaching programs. Other customers are professional development organizations that use Torsh TALENT to reach more of their own customers through remote coaching. Still others are using Torsh TALENT as an evaluative tool to record evidence and data. Check out our Clients page to hear more from our customers!
Our contracts vary in length from 6 months to 5 years. Whether you’re interested in a short term pilot or a full length network roll out, we are flexible and responsive to your needs. Please contact us to learn more.
You can use any recording device to record videos that are uploaded to Torsh TALENT including, but not limited to, phones, tablets, desktops (with a camera), laptop (with built in camera), flipcam, or any other type of video recording device.
Yes! You can customize Torsh TALENT with your organization’s colors and logo and give it the look and feel you want. Additionally, if there are certain features of Torsh TALENT that are not applicable to your users, you can turn those features off.
Yes. Torsh TALENT is LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) compliant, and we currently integrate seamlessly with several different LMS providers including Canvas, Sakai and Blackboard.
Yes. We have developed the Torsh TALENT API to expose a number of core features to our clients so that they can integrate Torsh TALENT with their custom applications or platforms. Our goal is to develop a fairly robust API so we are continually adding functionality on an ongoing basis.
Torsh TALENT Highlights
Private Professional Learning Community. Torsh TALENT allows you to deploy your own branded online learning community where users can store, retrieve, share, and manage user generated video content at any time and from anywhere, in a secure, cloud-based online video repository.
"One-Click" Capture & Upload. Use any iOS or Android smart phone or tablet coupled with T-Uploader, Torsh TALENT’s automatic upload app, to facilitate “One-Click” video capture and upload directly from any classroom.
Time Synced Notes & Comments. Torsh TALENT facilitates evidence based feedback and reflection by making it easy to add time synced text and audio notes at relevant points in uploaded videos.
Structured Feedback/Rubrics. Use our structured feedback module to provide evidence-based feedback against any rubric or framework of your choice; we store the data associated with this feedback which can later be analyzed.
Coaching Corner. Assess, diagnose and track educator professional development and growth over time while also evaluating coaching dosage and quality.
Best Practices Library. Create, edit and publish curated videos aligned with the Common Core standards (optional) as “best practice” exemplars in your own private online exemplars library.
Automated Audio Transcription. All uploaded videos are automatically transcribed via Torsh TALENT’s speech-to-text tagging and transcription engine thereby allowing users to search and retrieve specific video segments in long form video content.
Video Conferencing and Live Chat. Utilize live video conferencing and chatting tools directly in Torsh TALENT to provide remote coaching or promote collaboration with educators in geographically diverse areas.
Data Analytics. Audio and text generated from uploaded videos are used to analyze and identify a variety of interactions and behaviors that occur during a video session in order to provide greater insight into classroom instruction.