The Google Classroom App does not work offline. You can view items that were loaded prior to being offline but you can not add assignments or give student feedback. When you are online you will want to refresh the classes pages. Pull down with your finger to refresh. I find I sometimes need to do
If you are a co-teacher in a Google Classroom and are not longer needing to be a co-teacher in that class. Go to the Classes page by clicking on the 3 lines menu in the upper left or go directly to http://classroom.google.com. On the class you wish to leave, click on the 3 dots menu
To remove a student from Google Classroom go to the People tab. Check next to the student’s name you wish to remove. Use the Actions drop down menu to choose “Remove.” Removing a student removes them from Google Classroom. Any scores or comments are also removed. HOWEVER, if the student joins back the scores and
More Options Menu in Google Classroom On the class tiles page at http://classroom.google.com you find a grid of all your classes you are teaching or enrolled in. In the upper right hand corner of each tile is the 3 dots more options menu. Move You can drag the tiles around on the class tiles page
Organize the Classwork Page with Topics As of Fall 2019 Google Classroom has been reorganized. It is now all about the Classwork page! Previously all the action happened in the Stream. Now the Stream is reserved for announcements and class comments. Point students over to the Classwork page where the assignments are organized by topics.
Reset it Until You Like It My goal is to never hear “Keeler, the code is not working.” Oh… it’s working. You just typed it in wrong. On the Student’s tab is the ability to reset the Google Classroom code. Click on the tiny triangle next to the code and choose “Reset.” I reset it
Google Classroom Stream Updated A few things have been moved around in Google Classroom. They are minor changes but worth noting. The most notable for the Stream is that the “Students can post and comment” has been moved from the Students tab to the Stream. A quick rundown of the Stream The Stream is where
Press P for Preview I like to describe Google Classroom as Google Drive management. When reviewing student work on the assignment assessment screen, notice the Google Drive folder icon below the Done count. This will launch Google Drive to view the student’s assignments in Drive. Opening documents can be slow depending on internet speed. Pressing
Send Feedback In the bottom left hand corner of Google Classroom is a question mark. This allows you to “Send feedback.” Only include one feedback each time. You can fill it out multiple times. The feedback is tagged and they will let you know if they incorporate your feedback. 2 suggestions, click “Send feedback” twice.
Copy the Class Code On the browser version of Google Classroom there is a tiny triangle next to the class code that says “Copy code.” However, on mobile there does not appear to be any way of copying the class code. Seemingly frustrating because copying the code to email to a student is very handy.