Getting Started with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free web-based learning platform that integrates all your Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar.  Google Classroom helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease.  

Classroom creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each class to help keep everyone organized. Teachers can attach material from their Drive folders to assignments they create. Students can also attach files from their Drive folders to coursework they submit in Classroom.

Any files submitted as part of an assignment are automatically stored in Google Drive.

Students can keep track of what’s due on the assignments page and on Calendar and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom

Integration / Course Creation 

There will be zero integrations at this time with PeopleSoft. This means instructors will need to create their own course and invite registered students to the course. They should adopt the same naming conventions for courses used by Sakai to reduce confusion.  To do this, instructors can copy and paste their course name from the Faculty Center or Sakai course site or use the following suggested naming conventions: Course Code - Course Title - Term (e.g., ART150 - Introduction to Art - Fall 2015).  Best convention is to create google group first, add your students, then create the class and invite the google group.


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