schul.cloud® - the free WhatsApp alternative for teachers and students

  • End-to-end encrypted
  • Data protection compliant according to GDPR
  • No phonenumber needed
  • BYOD - for every device

The free messenger with file storage for students and teachers

In times of WhatsApp and Co, fast communication via messenger has become indispensable today. Also in school, where the private equipment with smartphones has become the rule. since the introduction of the GDPR, however, only compliant services and offers are permitted in schools which process and store personal data in accordance with the rules. The schul.cloud® offers schools exactly this service. A GDPR-compliant messenger with integrated file storage.

schul.cloud - the alternative to WhatsApp

schul.cloud® offers a school-own messenger with personal file storage. In particular for teachers, the separation between professional and private communication and the protection of privacy are restored. schul.cloud is available on every device (smartphone, tablet, PC) for teachers and students. By incorporating their own devices into the classroom, students gain the media competence that is so important for their later professional life. Media breaks are eliminated, since the familiar end devices from private life can now also be used regularly for communication in everyday school life. In addition, schools save considerable copying and printing costs by digitally distributing documents.

Messenger for students and teachers

With the messenger, students and teachers communicate in individual and group chats exclusively within the schools enviroment. The basis is the internal school contact directory. The messenger is available for every device (workstation PC, smartphone, tablet). It can be used both didactically for the distribution of teaching material and administratively for the school organization.

File Storage - Personal and Privacy Compliant

File Storage provides each student, teacher, and school administration staff with a place to back up lesson-relevant files and materials. Due to the synchronization between the home and school workstations, the same document status is always available on all end devices. File storage is available for both PC and mobile devices and offers cross-platform work on all devices. Share documents with anyone through an external link, even if the recipient group has no schul.cloud.

"Schul.cloud offers an elegant solution for the communication between teachers and students due to its ease of use and data protection compliant design. [...]"

Korbinian Bimmerle, Physiotherapist, Master of Science Sports Physiotherapy Deputy headmaster | Physiotherapy of Döpfer Schulen Regensburg GmbH

"Schul.cloud offers an elegant solution for the communication between teachers and students due to its ease of use and data protection compliant design. At our vocational school, a lively exchange with the students due to various internships is essential.The schul.cloud has the communication on a Tool reduces and even short-notice messages reach the students faster than usual."

„The schul.cloud solution arrived just in time! Digital communication in schools within a secure sheltered environment is useful in terms of media pedagogy […]“

Frank Ludwig Rector of elementary school Ilmenaustraße

"The schul.cloud solution arrived just in time! Digital communication in schools within a secure sheltered environment is useful in terms of media pedagogy and, from the teachers' point of view, provides professional safety. For too long, we have left children and adolescents uneducated in aspects such as new media, because we lacked a suitable tool. With the flexible possibilities of the schul.cloud concept, we are able to inspire students from Pestalozzi and offer a contemporary communication platform between parents and teachers - and that for free! We are very pleased and look forward to our trial phase, which will be running this school year."

„The schul.cloud pro should be in use at any school! [...]“

Oskar Piotr Z. student from Friedrich-Boysen junior Highschool, Altensteig

"The schul.cloud pro should be in use at any school! It is very simple to communicate with teachers / students or to store and share data. Prepare for  a book presentation or share information in a study group. In addition, this app supports an helpful calendar, where you can watch missed hours or events. It is a pity that not every school currently use the schul.cloud."

„Finally a legal, safe and fast way of communication to keep everyone up to date. [...]“

Claudia Böhm Teacher at the Lönsschule junior Highschool, Einbeck

"Easy and safe to use for students, teachers and parents. Finally a legal, safe and fast way of communication to keep everyone up to date. Especially the channels with the possibility to also see old information before entering the channel are worth a lot!"

„[...] We are pleased to have found a free alternative to non-data-protected Messengers. [...]“

Christine Schwagmeyer OGS Stederdorf

"Since the beginning of the school year 2018/19, we are using schul.cloud on a daily basis. It is a secure way for digital communication within our college. [...] We are pleased to have found a free alternative to non-data-protected Messengers."

„[...] After looking for an alternative to WhatsApp to meet privacy concerns, we came across schul.cloud. [...]“

Kurt Wittmann 2nd Conrector junior Highschool, Maria-Stern, Nördlingen

"We tested the schul.cloud with our students, with whom we have recently visited Rome, Italy. After looking for an alternative to WhatsApp to meet privacy concerns, we came across schul.cloud. The creation of the student accounts has meant some effort, but ultimately worked well, thanks to a fast Wi-Fi connection in our school building. In Rome, the schul.cloud has been well proven, e.g. when once two students did not catch the subway and stayed behind. The quick contact via schul.cloud chat has all calmed down and led to a quick result."

„We particularly appreciate the ease of communication [...] A great idea, the schul.cloud! [...]“

Teachers of GS Wietze

"Dear schul.cloud team, we would like to thank you. We are using schul.cloud since June 2018. We particularly appreciate the ease of communication and the possibility of collecting information through the various groups. All required contacts are quickly at hand. It removes the annoying search for mail addresses, etc. The possibility of GDPR-compliant file storage also facilitates our work enormously. A great idea, the schul.cloud!"

„[...] The teachers, students and parents, that are involved, are also convinced by the maximum protection of their contact information.“

Mr. Winkler Principal Alexander-von-Humboldt-School KGS, Wittmund

"We appreciate the fast and short way to communicate with schul.cloud. Students are thrilled to be able to reach their teachers directly and without problems. The teachers, students and parents, that are involved, are also convinced by the maximum protection of their contact information."

"The Marion Dönhoff School in Wilhelmshaven uses schul.cloud because it complies with data protection laws, makes communication in the daily life  much easier and is easy and understandable to use."

Christian Stoever Principal Highschool Marion-Dönhoff-School

"The Marion Dönhoff School in Wilhelmshaven uses schul.cloud because it complies with data protection laws, makes communication in the daily life  much easier and is easy and understandable to use."

„Since my school uses schul.cloud, school life has become much easier. [...]“

Noah B. Student at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Highschool, Grossengottern, Thüringen

"Since my school uses schul.cloud, school life has become much easier. Teachers can send us relevant content such as PDFs or links that will help us to prepare for the next tests. Solving problems is now much easier thanks to schul.cloud. Now I have the opportunity to contact all pupils and teachers at the school. That's pretty handy and has helped me a lot. I think every school should use schul.cloud."

„At schul.cloud, I appreciate that the program can be used cross-platform without any problems. […]“

Matthias Harsch Teacher at Heinrich-Feurstein-School Donaueschingen

"At schul.cloud, I appreciate that the program can be used cross-platform without any problems. The synchronization works independently and perfectly. Important aspect, why our school has decided to use schul.cloud, are the requirements of the GDPR. The simple operation, which is also known from other messengers,eases the cooperation and exchange of data according to GDPR. The newly developed support via the chat function is just as successful as the new module package - which sounds very interesting and will be considered more closely by us in the coming weeks."

„[…] The schul.cloud is completely profitable for my everyday school life.“

Philipp Layer Teacher at SBBZ Heinrich-Feurstein-School Donaueschingen

"The schul.cloud offers a good opportunity to work together. Above all, the communication with the schul.cloud, under consideration of the GDPR, is a good solution to get into contact with students and parents and all those who are involved in school life. The layout and operation could be a little more intuitive. However, after a little practice and experience with all functions, you will get along just fine. The schul.cloud is completely profitable for my everyday school life."

„For a long time, we were looking for a solution for data protection compliant, uncomplicated and, above all, short-term communication […]“

OStR i.E. J. Möller Timetable and substitute planning, Kolping-Berufskolleg Brakel, Kolping Schulwerk gGmbH

"For a long time, we were looking for a solution for data protection compliant, uncomplicated and, above all, short-term communication among our colleagues, also between the locations and outside office hours, and finally found it with schul.cloud. Thanks for that!"

„[…] Today we started to integrate the pupils: It really makes our work easier. Thanks!“

Joachim Huppmann System administrator at the secondary school Kitzingen-Siedlung

"Hello school.cloud. We have just started. Colleagues are already actively using the cloud. Today we started to integrate the pupils: It really makes our work easier. Thanks!"

"After reviewing the market, the schul.cloud package offers the best value for money!"

​​​​​​​Henning Kwiatkowski Aachen

"After reviewing the market, the schul.cloud package offers the best value for money!"

"Hello school.cloud team. Glad you are an alternative to WhatsApp. Keep it up."

Teacher anonymous feedback

"Hello school.cloud team. Glad you are an alternative to WhatsApp. Keep it up."

„[…] completely user-friendly and self-explanatory. A great tool on the way to a digital school.“

Nadine Preissler Teacher at secondary school Kitzing-Siedlung

"We recently use schul.cloud and we are thrilled. The app is completely user-friendly and self-explanatory. A great tool on the way to a digital school."

"Schul.cloud is a great thing. Finally WhatsApp has an end and we have a platform for teachers and students!"

Teacher anonymous feedback

"Schul.cloud is a great thing. Finally WhatsApp has an end and we have a platform for teachers and students!"

"With schul.cloud chat, our team stays in contact - a great invention!"

Johannes Luther Teacher at the Friedrich Fröbel School

"With schul.cloud chat, our team stays in contact - a great invention!"

„The app supports my daily work. […] The similarity to other Messengers (WhatsApp, etc.) helps the students to cope with it.“

Kevin-Lee Hörnberger Teacher at the Comprehensice School Eiserfeld

"The app supports my daily work. I can provide my students with substitute assignments or materials in a relatively easy way. The similarity to other Messengers (WhatsApp, etc.) helps the students to cope with it."

„[…] easy to handle and is met with approval by everyone in contrast to other messengers.“

Ursula Böhm Vice-director at the Georg Ruseler School

"We've been using schul.cloud for a couple of months now and we're super confident. It's easy to handle and is met with approval by everyone in contrast to other messengers."

"Overall we are very satisfied with the (free version of) schul.cloud."

Holger Semrau Media officer at the Bertold Brecht Comprehensive School

"Overall we are very satisfied with the (free version of) schul.cloud."

„Positive: GDPR compliant use for a school messenger as an alternative to WhatsApp. […]“

Thomas Hann Teacher at the Hannah-Arends-comprehensive school Soest

"Positive: GDPR compliant use for a school messenger as an alternative to WhatsApp. Negative: In the chat, no students can be added afterwards." (Note: This is possible in channels.)

"Very secure access. No data processor. Administrable. Documents can be distributed quickly and easily in the chat."

Christian Rothhardt Teacher at the vocational school ind. Electronic

"Very secure access. No data processor. Administrable. Documents can be distributed quickly and easily in the chat."

"A very nice and functional module! We are in the test phase!"

Jürgen Sander Principal of IGS Fürstenau

"A very nice and functional module! We are in the test phase!"

„Schul.cloud convinced me in no time, the communication […] is really helpful!“

Hunor Karsa Instructor of Biology at the State Seminar for Didactics and Teacher Education Gymnasien, Stuttgart

"Schul.cloud convinced me in no time, the communication between the instructors at the seminar and the quick exchange of information with my trainee teachers is really helpful!"

„The schul.cloud is great for supply teachers, when I'm not at work. This way I can ensure that my students receive my material in substitution lessons. […]“

Teacher from Frechen

"The schul.cloud is great for supply teachers, when I'm not at work. This way I can ensure that my students receive my material in substitution lessons. In addition, I can inform the students about the material and send comments. Awesome!"

"Hi everybody, I am glad that I found schul.cloud. WhatsApp was banned from KuMi ... Alternative: Email and SMS ... But I did not want to go back to the digital Stone Age."

Teacher U.K. (anonymous feedback)

"Hi everybody, I am glad that I found schul.cloud. WhatsApp was banned from KuMi ... Alternative: Email and SMS ... But I did not want to go back to the digital Stone Age."

„[…] The experiences so far have been consistently positive, almost all parents have accepted schul.cloud as a safe alternative to other messengers. […]“

Christian Gödecke Elementary teacher am Biewerbach, Trier

"Since about half a year, we are using schul.cloud  for internal school communication as well as for the communication with parents. The experiences so far have been consistently positive, almost all parents have accepted schul.cloud as a safe alternative to other messengers. Little by little, separate channels have been created for each class, in which a large part of relevant information, from information letter to sick reports, is exchanged."

„I use the program since the beginning of the school year and I am totally convinced of the benefits and functions. […] Working together became very effective.“

Janina Burns Teacher at St. Ursula Highschool Dorsten

"I use the program since the beginning of the school year and I am totally convinced of the benefits and functions. Hereby I am able to get into contact with my pupils as well as with their parents easily and above all safely and legally. So important information can be exchanged quickly and you always have a short way of communication with the students and parents. Working together became very effective."

"Dear schul.cloud team, finally I was able to keep my boss out of my private contacts, thanks to schul.cloud."

Teacher anonymous feedback

"Dear schul.cloud team, finally I was able to keep my boss out of my private contacts, thanks to schul.cloud."

„[…] a good solution to many of our problems. For me, communication with my students is drastically simplified ... without having to give up my privacy.“

Manfred Buchhard System Administrator at BS1 Augsburg

"The ability to use a data protection compliant communication platform is a good solution to many of our problems. For me, communication with my students is drastically simplified ... without having to give up my privacy."

Determine your school communication yourself!

GDPR - Your data is safe!

The protection of personal data is our highest priority! With schul.cloud® you receive a high-security technology that is even used by the police - Lower Saxony and Hesse use the basic technology stashcat® for nationwide, official communication. We always stay up to date with current provisions of data protection such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Our software does not access your private smartphone and we do not need your phone number. You can trust us!

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The dichotomy between technology and privacy

Messenger, like WhatsApp, are an essential part of school and class communication. Especially for teachers, however, the pressure of constant accessibility quickly arises. In addition, data protection loopholes due to the exchange of personal data present schools with major challenges.

Here you can download the information brochure for the free schul.cloud® as PDF:

explanatory booklet schul.cloud [PDF]

schul.cloud® always available – Apps for all platforms to download

With the various apps, you always have your schul.cloud® with you - at your office or school PC with the desktop application, at home via the website and on the go with your smartphone or tablet.

Please note:

The use of schul.cloud® requires prior registration. All registration information for teachers, students, schools, school boards or parents can be found here.

Use the schul.cloud® permanently free of charge

The schul.cloud® is the free and privacy-compliant alternative to WhatsApp for students and teachers. This will give schools an instant and permanent free messenger with file storage that accommodates the ban on the US Student Communication Service.

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  • schul.cloud

    schul.cloud

    • End to end encrypted
    • Compliant with data protection by GDPR
    • No mobilephone number needed
    • BYOD - for every device
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    schul.cloud pro

    • More control and easy organization
    • Digital based learning
    • Less work through synchronization with every school management system
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