What is Google Classroom?
Remember using Moodle, Blackboard, or Canvas in college? Google Classroom is a similar simplistic version of those platforms. Google Classroom is a collaborative tool not a full LMS. It was developed by Google for schools with a goal to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way between teachers and students.
How do I access Google Classroom?
Visit classroom.google.com Make sure you log in with your district/school google account.
How do I create a class and add students?
When you log into Google Classroom, you may already see classes. If so, open one to see if your students are already there. Otherwise here are the directions for creating your first Google Class and then you can quickly add students through class code or invites.
Where can I walk through getting started?
We provide a variety of options for learning about Google Classroom. One is to visit our Getting Started with Google Classroom Padlet below. This walks you through the first steps of creating your classroom. Additionally, we provide online professional development courses. These are bit size courses to help you effectively integrate technology in your classroom. Our course list is updated monthly.
We are always happy to welcome you to visit us at the COE Hub! We have a creative studio where you and a small group of friends can work and use our expertise as needed or our full learning lab, the Think Tank, in which we can house a large group interactive professional development.
Are you looking for something to use with your students and parents? We have also created a Google Classroom Student Edition padlet!
Student Edition of our Getting Started with Google Classroom
Communicating with Students via the Stream.
Create an Assignment
Private Messaging in Classroom (if you have that option in your district)