Here’s a new video from Moodlerooms that highlights their joule 2 alerts and streams. Streams is a block of the most recent activity in any course which can be pulled/displayed right on a student’s myMoodle page. Alerts are course notifications which show as an interactive theme element/drop down, just like a Facebook notification.
Of course, the major difference is that OpenClass is displaying your email, not system messages. When watching the video it struck me how these were some of the exact innovations that OpenClass was touting as being totally unique. The real difference is price and control.
Direct video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJIxooABv4