Google Classroom

Teaching and learning collaboration for teachers & students

About Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for educators to create assignments, provide feedback, and track student progress. Features include materials and resource organization, contacts database, originality reports, comments bank, locked mode, custom fields, permissions management, and more.

With Google Classroom, teachers can create, assign, and distribute coursework to students, providing consistency in content as well as ensuring all students have access to assignments when not in the classroom. Teachers can issue grades on submissions and the platform's comment bank enables teachers to give common feedback quickly. Additionally, teachers can provide custom feedback as well as collaborate with other teachers, with a record of all feedback and grades stored for future reference and progress tracking.

Google Classroom originality reports feature enables teachers and students to scan submissions for matching text on the web. The reports highlight any high similarity in submissions, missing citations, ineffective paraphrasing, or unintended plagiarism. This enables teachers to provide feedback to enhance students' academic authenticity and integrity and also provides students with the opportunity to edit coursework before final submission.

With Google Classroom, teachers can store classroom resources and materials as well as student grades and progress reports. Additionally, details of students, guardians, and co-teachers can be managed and accessed according to specified permissions. With the locked mode feature, teachers can assign quizzes to students, providing them with a locked domain for completing the quiz, preventing any access to other sites. Additionally, other applications are disabled, including extensions and keyboard shortcuts, enabling students to complete quizzes without distractions or interruptions.

Google Classroom integrates with many other third party learning and education platforms for digital literacy, creativity, coding & computer science, languages, arts and culture, and more.


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Avash
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and Easy solution for Online Teaching/Learning

Reviewed on 2021/11/07

After the pandemic, most schools have started teaching online. As our company has some schools as...

After the pandemic, most schools have started teaching online. As our company has some schools as clients - we have suggested Google Classroom as one part of online schooling. It's not a complete Learning Management System (LMS) but is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that makes the online teaching and learning process easier. I highly recommend Google Classroom to anyone looking for a simple application to make the online teaching-learning process easier but one shouldn't expect it to cater to all needs.

Pros

The best thing about Google Classroom is that it's free. Another great thing about Google Classroom is that it belongs and so is connected to Google Ecosystem thus making sharing documents or classroom slides easy through Google Docs and Google Slides etc. We can also import files directly from Google Drive. Another good thing about Google Classroom is that it's accessible from any device - iPhone, Android, Laptops - Anything as its website is responsive and fits easily in any display size. Also due to its simple and intuitive User Interface (UI) - it's easy to start using it even if one doesn't have a tech background. I also like that announcements, homework reminders, etc are emailed to students automatically.

Cons

The only thing I don't like much about Google Classroom is its completeness. Google has created many software which are exceptional at what they do and offers all features that one might need while using its software. But that's not the case with Google Classroom as its not a complete Learning Management System (LMS) like Blackboard. Google Classroom is usable on any kind of device however, I have found that some features aren't available in the mobile application (Android) but that's okay as its the same with almost all softwares

Alternatives Considered

Blackboard Learn

Reasons for Switching to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is free and some teachers were already familiar with Google Classroom.
Kevin
Kevin
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

A great online classroom

Reviewed on 2020/07/28

I have to say that I am impressed with the Google classroom and what its able to do. With the...

I have to say that I am impressed with the Google classroom and what its able to do. With the current state of everyone being home online classrooms became a must have. While I did have access to more advance CMS that are structured for an education being pressed for time I chose to use Google Classroom. I now have about three classes online with a total of 50 students and I can say that Google classroom helps a lot with the day to day tasks when it came to teaching and providing assignments. Student we able to join and with some minor issues they were also able to upload their work. The great thing is that its accessible on both PC and Mobile so it can cater to more students.

Pros

The interface is sleek as with most Google designs. The lay out is simple and you can easily find everything you need to set up your classroom. Since I had three separate classes, I was able to configure each separately adding students via the provided invite code that can be generated by the classroom. Work and assignments can be easily structured for use by students and I love how Google gives you a dedicated Google Drive for storing uploaded classroom content. This accommodates all types of documents and media. There is also integration with YouTube which means students can watch videos from the classroom. I can give assignments and students can also upload their projects. As a basic educational tool Google Classroom is great.

Cons

The biggest downside is that it is too basic and lacks some extra features or some of the features implemented are limited. Maybe this is part of Google concept where all services are separated into apps in their G-Suite, but it can be annoying having a conference call with students, then switching to the classroom, then having to switch to the whiteboard. If all these services where integrated, it would make life a lot better. Also, there a few features that you will have to search online for instructions. Student notifications only work when new content is added. It you correct errors or made upgrades you will need to manually alert your students.

Candace
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  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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I love it must try

Reviewed on 2024/03/30

I love it. I wouldn't go to another class room app for nothing

I love it. I wouldn't go to another class room app for nothing

Pros

I love how it actually feels like your in a classroom. Easy to start your class or training

Cons

Contacting someone is gotten a lot better if you need help with something but still slow.

Robin
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Google Classroom Lacks Many Features

Reviewed on 2021/04/15

In a pinch, with online learning during the pandemic, Google Classroom has given us a way to...

In a pinch, with online learning during the pandemic, Google Classroom has given us a way to communicate with students and assign/collect student work. It is relatively easy to learn to use given time to adjust to this type of platform. However, there are features that it lacks - grade transfer to grading programs, ease of duplicating AND scheduling work at the same time for multiple classes to name a couple.

Pros

It is relatively easy to set up a class and invite students to join. You will likely need to watch a tutorial first, but after that, it is pretty straightforward. I like that it time-stamps submitted work. you know exactly the time a student turned something in.

The ability to ask a simple multiple-choice question (I only gave the option of one answer - the word "here:)makes it easy to have students check-in for attendance purposes.

Cons

There is no easy way to transfer scores from Google Classroom to our grading system. There are no built-in comments when responding to student work. You cannot create assignments that can be both scheduled and added to multiple classes at the same time. For example, I have 3 sections of Geometry. I have to create an assignment and schedule for one class, then share and redo the scheduling for each of the other 2 classes. There is no way to hide old assignments so that students can't go back several weeks and try to submit old/late work, particularly at the end of each marking period.

I don't like the fact that many educators have already asked for some of the features I feel are lacking, and yet updates have not been made.

Pamela
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Google Classroom

Reviewed on 2023/12/20

Pros

Its drive, storage students and teachers can always check previous work, providing feedback
Two way communication. comments, assignments, and direct messaging
Its secure unauthorized participants cannot intrude,
additional teachers can join the classes
resources can easily be shared, and organised in many forms,
classroom links easily with other tools, docs, sheets, and slides etc

Cons

Requires a google email and internet access

Alternatives Considered

Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Switched From

Zoom and Microsoft Teams

Reasons for Switching to Google Classroom

Its user friendly and most students are familiar with it. the school had google email id system
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Google Classroom FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Classroom.

Google Classroom offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Google Classroom is free for all schools and is included with subscriptions to G Suite for Education.

Google Classroom has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Google Classroom supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Google Classroom supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Classroom integrates with the following applications:

Aeries SIS, Alma SIS, AristotleInsight, Bakpax, Classcraft, CurrikiStudio, Edulastic, Explain Everything, GoGuardian, Google Meet, Hapara, Kami, Khan Academy, Kidblog, LanSchool, Pear Deck, PlagiarismCheck.org, Quizizz for Schools, Screencastify, Soundtrap, StoryJumper, Sycamore School, TeacherPlus Gradebook, UniCheck, buncee.com

Google Classroom offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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