Online chatting service system dedicated to educational use.
Remote teaching with real-time use of text/audio/video.

About Mattermost

Mattermost is an online chatting and messaging service for enterprises. It is developed and distributed by Mattermost Inc. based in the U.S. The service spurs an increase in internal communications and at the same time facilitate remote work. Its open-source the project is simultaneously in progress and it has also been used around the globe as a free server software.

Mattermost has been introduced in public institutions such as the U.S. Social Security Administration, world-renowned corporations such as Samsung and Bristol-Myers Scribb to name a few. As for educational use, National University of Singapore and University of British Columbia, Canada are some of the institutions that have introduced Mattermost. Mattermost is made more affordable for educational institutions compared to other services.

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Optimized for educational use

Mattermost has functions and features tailored to the Japanese educational market.

(1) Channel restrictions

You can limit the authority to create groups called “channels” so that students cannot create them on their own. This function is not available on the free-of-charge, open-source version.

(2) Online lecturing

BigBlueButton, an open-source online lecturing system, will be connected to Mattermost so that it can be used easily. Based on the audio/video streaming of lectures, the lecturers can answer questions from the students using the chatting function, handwrite explanations using the whiteboard function, and automatically record the audio/video.

(3) Special pricing for educational use

Educational institutions certified by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) are eligible for a special educational rate. License purchasing is only for the faculty and staffs, and free-of-charge for students. this enables the introduction of chatting and messaging functions at a very low cost.

(4) Payment in Japanese yen

Payment is available in Japanese yen with the preferred payment method. For prices and conditions, please feel free to contact us through our website (Japanese language only):