Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Features and Improvements of Google Classroom

Google introduced new features for Classroom today.  A few features that are included are:

  • Invite students more easily with Groups
  • Mark assignments as "Done"
  • More Teacher Controls
  • Sort the class roster by first or last names
  • Export all grades

Invite students more easily with Groups

If you already have a Google Group set up for your class, you can now use that group to invite students to Classroom. 

Mark assignments as "Done"

Not all assignments require students to submit work online — like reading a chapter or conducting an experiment — so Google added the ability for students to simply mark assignments as "done" if there's nothing to turn in. The Assignments page is a bit easier for students to keep track of upcoming work. 

More Teacher Controls

Teachers can now set permissions for whether or not their class can post or comment in the stream, they can mute individual students from posting or commenting and can even view previously deleted items in the stream.

Sort by first or last name
And now teachers can also choose to sort students by first or last name, depending on their needs.

Export all grades

Teachers will now have the ability to download grades for all assignments at once, making it easier to export assignments to any gradebook. 

To read the original blog post by Google for Education, click this link.

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