IBM Watson Education Classroom helps teachers deliver personalized learning that can improve student outcomes

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-010
February 27, 2018

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At a glance

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IBM Watson® Education Classroom helps teachers realize impressive outcomes in the classroom:

  • Provides a 360-degree view of students, including academic, social, and behavioral
  • Supports personalized curricula through cognitive computing
  • Encourages sharing of data between educators

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Watson™ Education Classroom is bringing education into the cognitive era by transforming the learning experience through personalization. Cognitive solutions that understand, reason, and learn help educators gain insights into the learning styles, preferences, and aptitude of every student. The results are holistic learning paths, for every learner, through their lifelong learning journey.

Watson Education Classroom is a cloud service solution that helps teachers deliver truly personalized learning to improve student outcomes. With Watson Education Classroom, teachers gain the data to understand students' needs and personalize learning activities. Teachers can search for and share learning content, including lesson plans, tests, and worksheets, all with an intuitive, teacher-focused interface.

Watson Education Classroom components:

  • IBM Watson Element for Educators, an enabling software component, is an IBM MobileFirst™ education application for Apple iOS. It provides teachers with a holistic view of their students by consolidating and collecting various academic, social, and behavioral data sources. Gone are the days of paper-based performance tracking, which means educators have more face time with students as well as immediate feedback to guide instructional decisions.
  • IBM Watson Enlight for Educators is a browser-based planning tool. It supports teachers with curated learning content and access to key insights into students' academic strengths and weaknesses. Watson Enlight for Educators provides deeper insights and lesson planning from the data collected on Apple iPads in the classroom and in systems of record throughout the school district. These insights help teachers personalize interactions with each student in the classroom.

Both components are powered by Watson Education Insights that provides three services:

  1. Mastery of the student, which is a comprehensive 360-degree view of each student.
  2. Learner analytics, which is a collection of analytics that provide insight on a student's learning progress.
  3. Cognitive learning library, which is a library of content that has been analyzed by Watson to enable the servicing of recommendations to educators.

When Watson Education Classroom is deployed in a school district, data and content are aggregated into the IBM® data cloud from these school districts' systems of record.

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Key prerequisites

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Watson Education Classroom requires an internet connection, a workstation with a browser, and an iPad.

For requirement details, see the Technical information section.

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Planned availability date

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February 27, 2018

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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5900-A1Z Cloud Service IBM Watson Education Classroom

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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Supported platforms:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 6.9

Browsers supported

  • On Mac 10.11 and 10.13:
    • Mozilla Firefox 52.5
    • Safari 11.0
    • Google Chrome 63.0
  • On Microsoft™ Windows™
    • Mozilla Firefox 57
    • Google Chrome 63.0

Devices supported:

  • iPad running iOS 10, iOS 11

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Note that Watson Education Classroom requires a paid services engagement to implement the solution. Implementation must be provided by IBM or an authorized implementation partner.


Information about this offering is available from the IBM Watson Education website.

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Ordering information

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Product group: Watson

Product: IBM Watson Education Classroom (5900-A1Z)

Product category: IBM Watson Education

Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Watson Education Classroom Population per Annum D00GUZX

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Watson Education Classroom 5900-A1Z Population


Population is a unit of measure by which the Cloud Service can be obtained. A Population is all the inhabitants of a particular geographic area. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the Population residing in Client's entity using the Cloud Service during the measurement period specified in Client's Proof of Entitlement (PoE) or Transaction Document.

For the purpose of this Cloud Service, a Population is the recorded number of enrolled students in a school district.

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Terms and conditions

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Limited warranty

See the warranty defined in the applicable agreement governing Client's acquisition for this offering.

Money-back guarantee


Volume orders (IVO)


Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies


Variable charges apply


Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

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