Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors to connect—inside and outside of schools. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
Classroom is designed to help teachers create, collect, and grade assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.
Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page 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.
With the mobile app for iOS, students and teachers can view their classes and communicate with their classmates in real time. Students can open their assignments and work on them right from their iPhone or iPad. Teachers can keep track of who has turned in work and grade the assignment - at school or on the go. Students and teachers receive notifications when they have new content in Classroom, so they are always up to date.
There are many benefits of using Classroom:
Easy to set up
Teachers can add students directly or share a code with their class to join. It takes just minutes to set up.
The simple, paperless assignment workflow allows teachers to create, review, and grade assignments quickly, all in one place.
Students can see all of their assignments on an assignments page, and all class materials (e.g., documents, photos, and videos) are automatically filed into folders in Google Drive.
Classroom allows teachers to send announcements and start class discussions instantly. Students can share resources with each other or provide answers to questions on the stream.
Like the rest of Google Workspace for Education services, Classroom contains no ads, never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes.
Camera: Needed to allow the user to take photos or videos and post them to Classroom.
Microphone: Needed to enable audio capture for recording videos to be posted to Classroom.
Photos: Needed to allow the user to attach photos or videos to Classroom. Photos or videos posted to Classroom will be stored on Google servers in order to show them in Classroom.
* Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Add and view comments does not work in iPad and iPhone
My title should read “ Add and view comments does not work in iPad and iPhone, be sure to view google classroom in the browser and not google classroom app”
The UI is not the same as the Desktop web app when it comes to adding comments to turned in items. I had to tap the top right open in the app like slides or docs. Trying to adding comments to slides to specifics by highlighting words or cell in a table does not bring up the UI comments bar for some reason. I have to tap several different times to bring up the slide’s UI edit bar. It’s not easy to discern that the comment icon is add or just view comments. When viewings comments there’s not add comments within the view comments. Editing comments; the entry text field is not scrollable with there are multiple lines or paragraphs. So that we clear on my review. The whole adding comments within a submitted item experience is not the same as it is with the Desktop web app. It’s annoying to work around and it takes me twice the effort to accomplish my of giving feedback for a given item was turned in by a student. I also can’t view my co-teachers comments.
I left my laptop at home so I can travel light and try to do the same tasks while I’m using the iPad and iPhone. Instead I’m doing more work hopping to apps and back to google classrooms and yet I can’t see my comments that I added in the slides or PDF. It’s pretty frustrating.
Good app, but here’s some suggestions
This app is really good and very convenient. It’s nice to just look on google classroom for assignments and links instead of typing it in manually in the search bar or having to ask the teacher. All the one star reviews are from kids who want google classroom taken off the app store, but take in mind it would be a LOT worse without it. The other kids think that school would stop if google classroom was taken off. However, the app isn’t exactly perfect and I have a few suggestions.
I like how everything is nice and organized, but I have a comment about accessing classes. On the side menu you can view and access your other classes, but I think it’d be a good idea to put a little drop down menu for each class to easily go to classwork or stream or people. This is because it takes FOREVER to load everything. That’s another suggestion. PLEASE MAKE THE APP FASTER! It takes 20 seconds for it to load, and what is SUPER frustrating is when you go into classroom and THEN your teacher posts the assignment and you have to reload it again, wasting another 30 WHOLE SECONDS. It’s VERY slow and frustrating, and I hope to see it fixed in the future.
Anyways, thanks for reading my rant (good+bad) about the app. Even though it has like 1.5 stars, it’s not true and is a very good app for schools and classes.
Good app, could be improved
I’ve been using Google Classroom since 4th grade, and I don’t see any major problems with it. Frankly, the app’s reviews are only so bad because a bunch of students are sulking about having to use it for school. I receive notifications on my iPad when new assignments are posted, and that’s super helpful especially during distance learning so I know what I have to do. Despite many reviews saying that the app crashes or doesn’t load, it works just fine for me on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Google Classroom is a useful app for both teachers and students for posting and organizing assignments. However, I do wish that there you could upload several files at once. Now, I have to upload one at a time and, depending on the size of the file, it can take a bit long (15 seconds). Also, my Google Classrooms aren’t always the most organized (not the app’s fault), so it would be great if there was a search bar. If I needed to find an assignment, I could search up its name and it would show up. Finally, right now I can’t find a way to edit my comments. This isn’t a big error, it’s just annoying. If I want to change something small I have to delete it and write it all over again. All in all, the many horrible reviews are unjustified in my opinion. Google Classroom is a very good app and doesn’t deserve all the 1-stars it’s getting.
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