Student Name Appended to Google Docs When documents are created for students from Google Classroom the student’s name is automatically appended to the front of the document title. This makes it easier to locate student work in the Google Drive folder for the assignment. Sort your Google Classroom assignment by first name to match the
Link to Assignment In the sidebar, 3 lines menu, teachers and students can link to the “To-do” page. This shows students the list of work they have not turned in. It shows teachers the list of assignments they have not marked as reviewed. Clicking on the assignment title launches the assignment. Hold down Control Tip:
Only Attach A Google Form If your Google Classroom assignment ONLY has a Google Form attached (linked) then when students submit the Form the assignment will automatically be submitted for the student. After submitting the Google Form the student will see an option to “Open assignment.” This is unnecessary since the assignment is automatically submitted,
Students Link to Collaborative Sheet I am a big fan of using collaborative documents with students. Why open 30 when you can open 1. Share one Google Sheets spreadsheet and each student does their work on their own tab. When a student is done with their work they can copy the link to their sheet
When you schedule a post in Google Classroom you receive an email letting you know it was posted. I’m not the best at just deleting them right away so they gather up in my email. Periodically I go to the search box at the top of Gmail and type in “posted scheduled.” And then delete
In the Stream you want to scroll for if students are DONE with an assignment. Try using CONTROL F to do a search of the Stream. Type in DONE and press enter. Continue to press enter to cycle through all the instances of DONE. This will allow you to scroll the Stream faster.
Use the Instructions Tab to Edit While reviewing student work it is not uncommon that I realize I need to update the instructions. The student work reveals I was not as clear as I thought I was. I like to edit the instructions now so that when I reuse the assignment next year I don’t
Upload to Drive Attachments in Google Classroom are not attached to Google Classroom. They are actually added to Google Drive. All “attachments” are really just links to Google Drive. Try it. Click on the paperclip icon when creating an assignment and upload a file. Now go check Recent in Google Drive. There it is!
Google Inbox http://inbox.google.com is another way to access your Gmail emails. Unlike Gmail, Inbox identifies what class an email from Google Classroom is sent from. Emails are grouped by class so you can view notifications from just one class rather than them being mixed together.
When using Google Classroom, be on the lookout for the TINY TRIANGLE! There are many of them and they mean “More options.” Click on them.