Two Sigmas Review - Platform for Teaching Online

Two Sigmas: a Platform for Online Teachers

A few months back, I interviewed Teacher Diane.

It turned out to be one of the most popular interviews that I have done on this blog.

We have kept in touch since and a few weeks ago, she sent me information about a new platform she is using called Two Sigmas. Diane connected me with Alice from Two Sigmas and I tried the platform out.

The video below goes through why you might consider it for your online lessons.

A Review of Two Sigmas and How to Use It

To open a new lesson, just click this link.

You will be taken to a new room automatically. You can use this same link with your student moving forward.

You will see a chat box and your webcam. You can resize these boxes and move them around your screen.

The platform is all about pages. Click the box in the bottom left-hand corner to create a new page. From here, you can add text, images, pdfs, and use other whiteboard applications.

At the time of recording, there wasn’t an option to embed video or to share a screen. I have been told that they are working on this.

When I connected with Alice from Two Sigmas, the connection was fantastic. Very clear and no lag.

Over to You

Two Sigmas is a great alternative to other platforms available.

I particularly like it for its simplicity and because it keeps everything you have done with your student for the next lesson.

What do you think of the platform?

Try it out and let me know how it goes in the comment section below.

Here are other platforms that I have reviewed:

Google Hangouts

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  • Looks brilliant. I’ve gone through several platforms and I’m not thrilled with any of them. I’ve used WebEx for the last year. I tested this and I really like it. Thanks for sharing. However, I need to get another person in the room with me to be sure, but so far so good.

    • Let me know how it goes for you, connection wise.

  • Bob Lejkowski

    Hi Jack this looks like a really useful tool, I saw you used a recording of the page – is this available within the program and also to download as I am thinking of using this to create an online course.

    • Alice

      Hi Bob! It’s Alice from twosigmas. We do have a way to record the lesson, but it is probably more effective for Jack to share what program he used to make his recording if you are looking to do something similar. I’d love to hear what kind of course you’re looking to make, and how we can help you achieve this goal–email me on alice [at] so we can carry on the conversation? Thanks for your feedback, and glad you like our whiteboard!

      • Bob Lejkowski

        Hello Alice and thank you for monitoring responses. I have contacted you direct with my ideas.

  • Joseph Johnson

    Enough said

  • eric

    Hi Jack, just out of interest could you review english360 as a teaching platform, Thanks

  • Mel

    I have an interview scheduled. They said I have to use the demo print outs of the lesson. I have never seen anyone use them in their demo . I have seen them use props, such as baby dolls, stuffed animals, flash cards, etc..
    Do I have to use the print outs to get hired? I had one interview with another company and I didn’t use the print outs. I have not heard back from them.. It’s been almost a week.
    I used the baby doll. I taught eyes, nose, ears, mouth and face. I had some flash cards, I gave rewards..teeth on a smiley face. I was very engaging, smiling, encouraging, I used gestures, thumbs up, clapped, praised student by name. I’m not sure what I did wrong. I haven’t heard back yet.
    Can anyone give me some suggestions before my next interview?
    Thank you.