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discoveri’s deployment model
Discoveri’s deployment model is a cloud hosted, multi-tenant SAAS platform. We do not own or operate our own infrastructure or network. Our services are built up using various programming languages and backend technologies to serve various needs. For example, all servers we manage run on Ubuntu Linux. For our front-end, we use Javascript and WebSockets. For our back-end, we use Java, Node.js and various languages for internal tooling and automation. We also have integrations with third party systems - for payment, email delivery, analytics, customer support, and other purposes.
under the hood
Discoveri’s deployment model is a cloud hosted, multi-tenant SAAS platform. We do not own  or operate our own infrastructure or network. Our services are built up using various  programming languages and backend technologies to serve various needs.

For example, all servers we manage run on Ubuntu Linux. For our front-end, we use  Javascript and WebSockets. For our back-end, we use Java, Node.js and various languages  for internal tooling and automation. We also have integrations with third party systems - for  payment, email delivery, analytics, customer support, and other purposes. 
it setup guide
Browsers and devices  To run Discoveri, you need any modern computer/portable device with a recent version of a  major HTML5 browser (for example, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari) or an iOS or Android  device with our mobile app installed on it.

Network settings
If ​using ​a ​firewall, ​Discoveri ​needs ​access ​to ​ports ​80 ​and ​443 ​on ​these ​domains:

● https://create.Discoveri.it 
● https://play.Discoveri.it 
● https://Discoveri.it 
● https://test.Discoveri.it 

Other domains will also be needed to load sub-assets from the domains above. 

SSL is used to encrypt data between devices and servers. Networks that monitor SSL  activity  sometimes replace our certificates with their own. This can cause authentication errors. The  above URLs ​may ​need ​to ​bypass ​network ​monitoring.    Discoveri uses secure WebSockets. To ensure they can be used on proxy servers, you might  need to whitelist ​our ​WebSockets ​URLs:  wss://play.Discoveri.it/cometd/*  wss://Discoveri.it/cometd/*    Cookies ​are ​also ​used ​to ​support ​the ​internal ​operations ​of our ​services. 

Player capacity and internet bandwidth
By default, Discoveri supports up to 1,000 devices in any single live game. Please contact us at ​[email protected]​ ​if you’re planning a game with more participants.

Below are the recommended minimum bandwidths ​to support specific numbers of  participants in live games:

● 20 ​players - 2 ​Mbps
● 50 ​players - 3 ​Mbps
● 100 ​players - 5 ​Mbps
● 500 ​players - 23 ​Mbps
● 1,000 ​players - 45 ​Mbps
A hardware connection is recommended for hosting larger games.
pricing
Discoveri 
Discoveri, our product known and used by millions of educators, is ​free for school teachers​.  We plan to continue improving Discoveri as part of our mission to make learning awesome. 

Discoveri for schools  Discoveri for schools with its plans Plus and Pro complements the free product that is  available today. It includes a set of advanced features for teachers, schools and  school/district administrators. We’re offering Discoveri for schools from​ ​$1 per teacher per  month for K-12​ ​schools, billed annually, and from​ ​$5 per teacher per month for higher  education.​ ​We recommend to invite more teachers to your team to get the most of the  collaboration superpowers in Discoveri for schools.    

This affordable price is subsidized by thousands of businesses using a paid version of  Discoveri 
privacy and security
At Discoveri, we take data security and privacy very seriously, and we recognize you care a lot  about them, too. While we’d prefer, as a safety measure, to not disclose too much detail  about our practices, we have some high-level information that will introduce you to how we  work and what we do to make your Discoveri experience smooth and safe. 

What user data does Discoveri store?
We do not collect any personal information from a person who merely plays a Discoveri.  However, in order to be able to create and host a Discoveri, a user must create an account on  our platform. During the registration process we collect basic details such as name  (optional), email address, and usage type.  

Where does Discoveri store user data?
Our user-facing servers and those storing data are from AWS, Google Cloud, Hetzner and  OVH. Data is stored across multiple servers and locations in the EU, Canada and the US for  redundancy. 

How ​we ​may ​use ​information
  ● To ​respond ​to ​your ​inquiries ​or ​requests.
  ● To ​send ​administrative ​information ​to ​you ​regarding ​our ​services ​or ​changes ​to  ​policies.
  ● To ​share ​information ​we ​believe ​may ​be ​of ​interest ​to ​you, ​subject ​to ​your ​consent.
  ● To ​personalize ​your ​experience ​while ​using ​our ​services.
  ● To ​allow ​participation ​in ​sweepstakes, ​contests, ​or ​similar ​promotions.
  ● To ​send ​system ​emails, ​e.g. ​resetting ​your ​password.
  ● For ​business ​purposes, ​such ​as ​data ​analysis, ​fraud ​monitoring, ​or ​improving ​our  ​services. 

How ​we ​may ​share ​information 
● To third party services we use for hosting, data analysis, IT and infrastructure  provision, customer ​service, ​email ​delivery, ​ auditing ​and ​other ​services.
  ● To ​trusted ​third ​party ​sponsors ​of ​sweepstakes, ​contests, ​or ​similar ​promotions.
  ● To ​identify ​you ​when ​you ​share ​a ​Discoveri ​or ​other ​messages ​through ​our ​services.

If you’d like to export your data or have all of it deleted, please contact customer support. 

Accounts ​for ​minors
If minors create a Discoveri account, we collect their email, which is immediately and  permanently altered so it can only be used for password resets. It cannot be used to contact  the student. Students must also provide a username and password, which are used ​for ​login  ​purposes ​only. 

Content moderation
We have a set of automatic filters preventing inappropriate content from being published  on our platform. In addition we have a team of moderators reviewing Discoveris reported by  our users as inappropriate or misleading. If you would like to report a Discoveri, please click on  the three-dots menu on the Discoveri’s detail page and click​ ​Flag. 

Discoveri’s security practices
Our security practices include security audits, risk assessments, server security, application  security, as well as internal policies related to our staff and the way we organize our  workflow.    We perform regular backups and periodic restore tests, automated patching and updates,  and we securely wipe all data from retired servers. We use end-to-end encryption in transit  and internally between our data centers. We use ​an ​external ​company ​for ​regular  ​penetration ​tests ​following ​OWASP ​standards.

Internal ​policies
All Discoveri employees are required to understand and follow our internal policies and  standards. As a Norwegian company, we follow European data policies. Our applicants go  through a pre-screening during recruitment process and our employees have an implicit  NDA through their employment contract.    We follow industry best practices to restrict access to internal systems. For employees  leaving the company we have established offboarding ​processes ​that ​include ​immediate  access ​removal.

Third ​parties
Third parties have contractually limited data access based on the needs of services  rendered. Our hosting providers follow security and best practices for physical and  environmental risks, including geographically distributed centers with failover methods in  place to make sure the experience can continue ​in ​case ​of ​any ​regional ​failure. 
use cases
The flexibility of our platform enables educators to use it in diverse ways to support learning  outcomes and increase student engagement. Here are some of the most common Discoveri use cases in education:

● Introducing new topics 
● Reviewing and reinforcing knowledge 
● Revising topics before exams 
● Formative assessment 
● Breaking the ice in class 
● Rewarding students 
● Facilitating teamwork 
● Assigning homework 
● Running student-led projects 
● Team play to boost collaboration 
ensuring a smooth game experience in class
To simplify your hosting experience and protect the games you host in class from naughty  player names, use our nickname generator feature. Using this feature, you’ll have option to  assign a random friendly and funny 2-word nickname to players.

In addition to that, Discoveri also has a profanity filter in place that monitors manually added  nicknames. When an inappropriate term is identified, the nickname will be replaced with a  generic word.

On rare occasions, some participants share live Discoveri PINs via text, social media, or  online forums. This may result in several people (more than in your room) joining your  Discoveri.

To prevent this, turn on the game option “Enable 2 Step Join” before you choose  “Classic” mode. This will require participants to enter the game PIN, and then press four  buttons in a specific sequence. The correct sequence displays only on your screen and  changes every seven seconds. This should pose a minimal inconvenience to those playing  the game, and prevents others outside the game from ​joining.