In Google Classroom, you can now link documents that do not belong to you. Sometimes you may want to link a document that belongs to someone else. Previously, you had to make a copy of this document in your Google Drive or change the share settings on the document. Now, Google Classroom gives you the
Access Class Drive Folder Teachers can easily access the class folder in Google Drive through Google Classroom. From the student tab, click on the “Class Drive folder” option in the top block on the left-hand side of the screen above the teacher block. This will automatically open the Drive folder for the specific class
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.
As teachers, you get a lot of emails, and it’s easy for messages from students to get lost in the shuffle. In Google Classroom, students can easily email teachers by leaving a private comment on an assignment. Sometimes student emails are vague and can be hard to decipher. When a student leaves a private comment
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.
Remove a Student from Google Classroom Removing a student is easy, simply go to the Students tab in Google Classroom. Click the checkbox next to their name and use the Actions button at the top to choose “Remove.”
Students Tab Sort Students When clicking on the Student’s tab you can find a roster of your students. The default is that students are sorted by their first name. Tiny Triangle Notice the tiny triangle next to “Sort by first name” located right above the first student listed. Click on the tiny triangle to change
Sharing the responsibility of the classroom can be one of the best things to improve a teacher’s practice. Coteachers can be easily added or removed from Google Classroom. To add a teacher click on the “About” tab and choose “Invite Teachers” on the left-hand side of the screen. Search for your coteachers by
Answer the Question or Ask a Question Using the “Create question” option in Google Classroom is a great way to hear from all students. It can be a little tricky for students at first since it seems there are 2 places to answer the question. One is the answer line that says “Type your answer.”