Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Welcome Back to School!

We're officially 15 full days into the 2017-18 school year. Hopefully, students and teachers alike have had a chance to settle in. Over the summer, Google was busy making significant improvements to Classroom. You can see the full blog page here, but I'll give you some of the highlights.

First, getting students into Classroom has become easier. Teachers can display the class code in full screen right from the class window.

Classroom used to organize classes by the order in which they were created. No more! Teachers can now reorder their classes by dragging and dropping them where they need them.

Another great change is that teachers can now see all work assigned to a particular student. While in Classroom, simply click Students at the top then click a student's name. All of the current statuses of all of the student's assignments will be listed.

Google is making student assessment easier, too, by improving the integration of Forms into Classroom. Now, you can create a quiz in Forms, assign each question a point value (including decimals!), grade each question, and even add question-by-question feedback. Soon, you will be able to import the quiz grades right into Classroom. Click here for more information about creating quizzes with Google Forms.

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