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Google Classroom Tutorial

Google Classroom Tutorial

What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a free web-based tool developed by Google. It was introduced on 12th August in the year of 2014.

It is mainly used by the teachers and students, for sharing the files between them. In the Google Classroom, teachers can create the assignments for the students, and can also collect the assignments from them. Both the teacher and student can work without the use of papers in this application.

The main objective of making a Google Classroom is to create, grade, and distribute the assignments in a paperless way. This web-based application also integrates with the other tools of Google like Google Drive and Google Docs.

Within this application, students and teachers can easily communicate with each other, and the faculty/teacher can also track the progress of each student.

This application uses Google Drive for creating and distributing the assignments, Google Docs for writing the sheets and slides, Google mail for the conversation or communication, and the Google calendar for scheduling.

Uses of Google Classroom

Following are the different uses of Google Classroom:

  • This tool is used for sharing the assignments between the teachers and students.
  • This service also helps the teachers by grading the assignments, which are done by the students.
  • With the help of this tool, teachers can easily post an announcement which is important for the entire class. The announcement posted by the teachers is available to the student in the mail. Unlike the other websites, the students in this application can comment back on the announcements.
  • Teachers can easily distribute, organize, and collect the assignments in a digital way. Teachers can also easily check who has completed the work or not at the given time.
  • It allows teachers to attach one or more videos to an assignment or an announcement.
  • The Google classroom allows each student to create the slides with their information. And, it also allows the other students to add the comments on the slides of other students.
  • It is also used to organize or create an assignment with the due date.
  • Students can also mail to the teachers by an icon which is given by the Google Classroom.
  • This tool allows the students to access the assignments and the study materials which are provided by the teacher or the instructor. It can also provide a platform, which helps a student to communicate with the teacher and other students.

Features of Google Classroom

Following are the various features of the Google Classroom:

  1. Assignments
  2. Announcement
  3. Communication
  4. Google Calendar
  5. Google Forms
  6. Mobile Application
  7. Privacy

Sign in and Set up a Google Classroom

Sign-in is the first step for both teachers and students to enter in the Google Classroom. You can only use this service with an active internet connection. You can sign-in into the classroom with the following types of account:

  1. School Account
  2. Personal Google Account
  3. G Suite Account

Sign in the Google Classroom on a Computer system or Laptop

If you are either a teacher or a student, and you are using a laptop or PC, then you must have to follow the given steps to sign in:

Step 1: Firstly, you have to open any web browser by clicking on the browser icon in your system. We have opened the Google Chrome browser in our system as shown in the following screenshot.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 2: Now, you have to type the Classroom.google.com URL in the address bar of the web browser as shown in the following screenshot. After typing the URL, press Enter.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, click on the Go to Classroom button.

Step 4: Now, enter the email address of your Google account in the Email or Phone field and click on the Next button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: Now, you have to enter the password of your Google account. And, again click on the Next button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 6: After clicking, you are successfully logged in the Google Classroom. You can also see the same page on your computer's screen as shown in the following screenshot.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Sign in Google Classroom on an Android Mobile

If you are either a teacher or a student, and you have to use the Google Classroom on your Android device, firstly you have to download and install the application of Classroom using the following two steps:

  1. In your android device, tap the Google Play Store App.
  2. Find the Google Classroom App, and click on the Install button. After some time, the Google Classroom App is successfully installed in your android device.

After the downloading and installing of Google Classroom app, you have to follow the given steps for signing into the Google Classroom:

Step 1: Tap the Classroom App on your android device.

Step 2: Now, Tap the GET STARTED button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, tap on the Add account option for adding a Google account in the Google Classroom. Now, click on the OK button

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Now, you have to enter the email address of your Google account. Now, tap on the Next button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: On this screen, you have to type the password of your Google account. Now, again tap on the Next button.

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Step 6: After tapping, you are successfully logged in the Google Classroom on your android device. You also see the same screen on your android device as shown in the following screenshot.

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Explore the Home Screen of Google Classroom

The following screen is the home page of Google classroom, which consists of the following functions. This page is visible for both teacher and a student.

  1. Classroom Menu
  2. Create or Join a Class
  3. Google Apps
  4. Account Settings
  5. Help and Feedback
Google Classroom Tutorial

Create a Class

If you are a teacher, and you have to use a Google Classroom for sharing the assignments with your class students, then firstly you have to create a class after sign in the Google Classroom.

When you successfully sign-in the Google Classroom, then you have to follow the given steps to create a class:

Step 1: Click the + (Add) button, which is located in top-right on the home page of the Google Classroom, as described in the following snapshot.

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Step 2: Select and click the 'Create Class' button.

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Step 3: Now, select the checkbox button, and click on the Continue button.

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Step 4: After clicking, you have to enter the four fields as shown in the following screenshot.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: We enter the class name. The Class name field is required. You have to give the name of the class which is meaningful to you and your class students.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 6: After filling the class name, we fill the section. To fill the section field, click on the Section, and enter the details. This field is optional.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 7: Now, we fill the subject, by clicking on the Subject. This field is also optional, you may be or may not enter the value in this field.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 8: Now, we enter the number of room number in which the class students are taught. This field is also optional.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 9: And at last, click on the Create button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

After clicking, your class is created automatically by the Google Classroom, and you will see the same screen on your computer as shown in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

After the creation of a class, the code is automatically generated by the Google Classroom, which helps your students for joining a class. And, you can also easily invite the students of your class for sharing the announcements and assignments in the Google Classroom.

Join a Class

If you are a student, and you have to join the class which is created by your teacher. Firstly, you have to sign in the Google Classroom, by your active mail Id.

You can easily use the following two ways to join a class:

  1. Join a Class with a class code.
  2. Accept an invitation from your teacher.

Join a Class with a Class code

The class code is a code which is automatically created by the Google classroom at the time when your teacher creates a class. Your teacher gives this code to you for joining a class.

When you successfully sign-in the Google Classroom, then you have to follow the given steps to join a class with the help of given class code:

Step 1: Click the + (Add) button, which is located in top-right on the home page of the Google Classroom, as described in the following snapshot.

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Step 2: Select and click the 'Join Class' button.

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Step 3: Now, enter the Class code which is given by the teacher. And, then click the Join button.

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Step 4: After clicking, you are successfully joined in the class, which is created by your teacher. And, you can receive the assignments and announcements. When you successfully joined in any class of google classroom on one device, then you are automatically enrolled in that class on all the devices, where google Classroom run.

Join a Class by accepting an invitation

You can also easily join the class by accepting an invitation which is sent by your teacher.

When you successfully sign-in the Google Classroom, then you have to follow the given steps to join a class by accepting the invitation:

Step 1: Open your Account on which your teacher sends an invitation.

Step 2: Click the mail and click on the Join button.

Step 3: After clicking, you are successfully joined in a class, whose invitation is sent by your teacher.

Invite the students to a class

If you are a teacher and you have to invite your students to join a class, then you have to follow the given steps:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, click on that class in which you want to add the students or group of students.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Now, click on the People tab, which is present at the top of the screen as shown in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: Then, click on the Invite Students button as shown in the below screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 6: Now, enter or type the email address of a student or a group. And, then click on the search result. After it, click the Invite button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 7: If you want to invite more students in the same class, follow steps 5 and 6.

Step 8: After the invitation sent to the students, then the invited students are shown in the Students list, as described in the following screenshot.

Remove a Student from a Class

If you are a teacher and you have to remove a student from your class in a Google Classroom, then you have to follow the given steps:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, click on that class from which you want to remove a student or students.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Now, click on the People tab, which is present at the top of the screen as shown in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: Now, Click on the checkbox, which is next to the student or students for removing.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 6: Now, click on the Actions. And, then click on the Remove button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 7: After clicking, a confirmation dialog box will appear, click the Remove button again.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 8: After then, you see that the student is successfully removed from the class.

Archive a Class

If you are a teacher and you want to know how to archive or hide the class in a Google Classroom, then you have to learn this section.

When any class is archived, then that class is also archived for all those students and teachers who are enrolled in that. You can also restore the archived class if you want to use that class again.

Now, you have to follow the given steps to archive any class in your Google Classroom:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, click on the More option in that class card, which you want to archive.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Then, click on the Archive option in the drop-down list. After clicking, you have to click on the Archive button in the confirmation dialog box.

Google Classroom Tutorial
Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: After that, your class is successfully archived. And you can also restore it from the Archived Classes tab, which is available in the classroom menu.

Delete a Class

If you are a teacher and you want to know how to delete a class from a Google Classroom, firstly you have to learn how to archive a class, because any class can be deleted only after it is archived.

The following steps are used to delete a class:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Archived Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

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Step 3: Now, click on the More option of that class card, which you want to delete.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Then, click on the Delete option in the drop-down list. After clicking, you have to click on the Delete button in the confirmation dialog box.

Google Classroom Tutorial
Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: After that, your class is successfully deleted.

Create an Assignment

If you are a teacher and you want to create the assignments for the students in a class of Google Classroom, then you have to learn this section.

You can easily create an assignment with various following functions after reading this section:

  • Post an Assignment to one or more classes.
  • Post an Assignment to an individual Student in one class
  • Post an Assignment by adding a due date and time.
  • Post an Assignment by adding the attachments.

To create an assignment in a google Classroom, follow the steps which are given below:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 3: Now, click on that class in which you want to create the assignments or post the assignments to the students.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: After that, click on the Classwork tab, which is present next to the Stream tab at the top of the screen as shown in the following screenshot:

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Step 5: Now, click on the Create button, and then click on the Assignment option in the drop-down list.

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Step 6: After clicking, we will move to the following screen, in which we have to enter the title of an assignment, by clicking on the Title. And, if you want to give the instructions on how to do the assignment, then enter the instructions by clicking on Instructions (optional).

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 7: If you want to post an assignment to one or more classes, then you have to follow the two steps which are given below. Otherwise, go to step 8:

Step i): Firstly, click on the button down arrow ▼, which is under 'For'. We describe it in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): After clicking, select the class or classes by clicking on the checkbox, in which you want to share or post the assignment.

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Step 8: If you want to post the assignment to the individual students, then you have to follow the two steps which are given below. Otherwise, go to step 9. At a time, you can only post an assignment to less than 100 individual students in a class.

Step i): Firstly, click on the button 'All students▼', as shown in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): After clicking, select those students individually, whom you want to post the assignment. You must deselect the all students option.

Step 9: If you want to post an assignment by adding a due date and time, then you have to follow the three steps which are given below. Otherwise, go to step 10.

Step i): Firstly, click on the button down arrow, which is under 'Due'. We describe it in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): Now click again on the down arrow▼, which is next to No due date.

Then select and click on the particular date in the calendar.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step iii): You can also set a time, by clicking on the Time (optional). Enter the time by specifying an AM or PM.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 10: If you want to add a topic to your assignment, then you have to follow the two steps which are given below. Otherwise, go to step 11. we can only specify one topic to one assignment.

Step i): Firstly, click on the button down arrow, which is under 'Topic'. We describe it in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): Now, click on the Create topic option, and type the name of the topic. After then, the topic is successfully added to your assignment.

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Step 11: If you want to add the attachments to your assignment, then you have to learn this step. Otherwise, go to step 12. You can easily add the files from your computer and google drive, links and videos of YouTube.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Add a file From your computer

Follow the given steps for adding the file in your assignment from the device:

Step i): Click on the add button. Then click on the File option in the drop-down list.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): After selecting the file from the device, click on the Upload button for uploading the file.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Add a file from your Google Drive

Follow the given steps for adding the file in your assignment from the Google drive:

Step i): Click on the +add button. Then click on the Drive option in the drop-down list.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): After selecting the item from Google drive, click on Add button for adding the file.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Add a Link

Follow the given steps for adding the link in your assignment:

Step i): Click on the +add button. Then click on the Link option in the drop-down list.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): Now, type the URL, and then click on the Add Link button. After clicking, the link is successfully added to your assignment.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Add a YouTube Video

Follow the given steps for adding the YouTube video in your assignment:

Step i): Click the +add button. Then click on the YouTube option in the drop-down list.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step ii): Type the name of the video in the search bar, and click the search button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step iii): After searching, click on the video which you want to attach, and then click on the Add button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 12: In this step, you have to click on the Create button. And, then choose the option according to your needs. When you created an assignment successfully, click on the Assign button, which is located at the top-right corner of the screen.

Google Classroom Tutorial

After all the steps, the assignment is posted to the students classroom, and each student who is selected, receives the notification in the E-mail of an assignment. And, the assignment is shown on the Stream page in your Google Classroom, as shown in the following screenshot:

Google Classroom Tutorial

Delete an Assignment

If you are a teacher and you want to delete the assignments form the class of Google Classroom, then you have to follow the steps which are given below. When any assignment is deleted from the class, all the comments and grades related to the assignment are automatically deleted.

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Step 3: Now, click on that class from which you want to delete the existing assignment or assignments.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: After that click on the Classwork tab. And, then click on the More button.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: Select and click the Delete option in the drop-down list.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 6: And, again click on the Delete button to confirm. And, then your assignment is successfully deleted from your class.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Post an Announcement

If you are a teacher and you want to post the announcements to the students in a class of Google Classroom, then you have to learn this section.

You can easily post an announcement with various following functions:

  • Post the Announcement to one or more classes.
  • Post the Announcement to an individual Student in one class
  • Post the Announcement by adding the attachments.

To post an announcement to the students in a Google Classroom, follow the steps which are given below:

Step 1: Firstly, sign in the Google Classroom with your Google classroom id.

Step 2: Then, click on the Classes tab in the classroom menu, which is located at the top right corner in the Google Classroom screen.

Step 3: Now, click on that class in which you want to post the announcement to the students.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 4: Click Share something with your class on the stream's page, as shown in the following screenshot.

Google Classroom Tutorial

Step 5: After that, type the announcement in the box, and then click on the Post button.

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Step 6: After clicking, the announcement is posted.

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Advantages of Google Classroom

Following are the various benefits or advantages of the Google Classroom:

  1. This tool is easy to use and understand for both teachers and students.
  2. Teachers and students
  3. The teachers can easily set up the class on this platform. After the setting up of a class, they can also invite the students, and other co-teachers.
  4. This tool allows the teachers for tracking the progress of each student in the class.
  5. Through this tool, teachers and students can also access to the other products of Google.
  6. Google Classroom allows students to interact with the teachers and other students at any time and any place.
  7. It is free of cost. The teachers and students can easily access it with the help of an internet connection. For accessing it, the teachers and students do not need any platform.
  8. This tool is completely paperless; hence it reduces the paperwork for students and teachers.
  9. The work done by the teacher and students in the Google Classroom is saved automatically in the Google Cloud, and it can be easily accessed from any device at any time.
  10. The teachers and the students also use this tool on mobile devices. When any assignment or announcement is posted by the teachers in this tool, students receive the notification on their mobiles.
  11. Teachers can also create a question for the students.

Disadvantages of Google Classroom

Following are the limitations or disadvantages of the Google Classroom:

  1. This tool does not integrate with the Google Hangouts, that creates a problem in communication.
  2. One of the big disadvantages of this tool, is that it does not support automated tests and quizzes.



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