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.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version

Devices

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S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version

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Features

Total features of Google Classroom: 40

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Assignment Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Database
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Customizable Fields
  • Electronic Submission
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Session Recording
  • Student Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(1 080)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Samiksha N.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Classroom provides effective learning environment at home.

Reviewed on 2020/07/31

I have been running my classes in Google Classroom by integrating it with Google Hangouts Meet and...

I have been running my classes in Google Classroom by integrating it with Google Hangouts Meet and Google Forms. I am loving it!

Pros

Google Classroom lets its user to host online classes and manage them effectively. The application is easy to adapt and packs a lot of essential functions. Teachers can give assignments to their students via Google Classroom and the students have to submit it by attaching files within the date fixed by the host. And the host gives marking to the assignments. It can be used by integrating it along with other sites provided by Google to make the learning process more effective.

Cons

Google Classroom has all of the features required to run online classes effectively and I have never faced any problems using it.

Kevin M.
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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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Importance Google classroom

Reviewed on 2021/03/24

Google classroom solved number of tasks for each class of different subjects. It helps alot during...

Google classroom solved number of tasks for each class of different subjects. It helps alot during covid 19.

Pros

It provides most of features which I need for solving my daily bases Task for my classes.
I can take attendence.
I cna share notes and handouts.
I can take quiz during time with record of time, answers etc.

Cons

Limited space is a big issue.

Another missing feature is that we cannot take print of quiz form like a ms word. The pdf version needs alot of pages.

Robin L.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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.

Jason K.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Classroom simplifies your process

Reviewed on 2021/04/15

This helps students in their work submissions and note taking.

This helps students in their work submissions and note taking.

Pros

Google Classroom allows me the ability to track student work and progress whether they are in school or online. It is a key delivery system for providing classwork and homework.

Cons

There should be an attendance feature (I found a workaround that helps - but a streamline system would meet most teacher needs)

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Google Classroom offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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

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Google Classroom has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

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:

Alma

Google Classroom offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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