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Teaching with Google Classroom - Second Edition

By : Michael Zhang
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Teaching with Google Classroom - Second Edition

By: Michael Zhang

Overview of this book

Google Classroom is designed to help you manage and deliver online and in-person courses in an interactive manner. Using Google Classroom saves time organizing and communicating information to students and parents. This updated second edition of Teaching with Google Classroom covers the modern features of Google Classroom that meet the current needs of online teaching. The book is written from the high-school perspective but is applicable to teachers and educators of all age groups. If you’re new to Google Classroom or an experienced user who wants to explore more advanced methods with Google Classroom, this book is for you. With hands-on tutorials, projects, and self-assessment questions, you’ll learn how to create classes, add students to those classes, send announcements, and assign classwork. The book also demonstrates how to start an online discussion with your students. Later, you’ll discover how you can involve parents by inviting them to receive guardian emails and sharing Google Calendar with a URL. This will help them to view assignment deadlines and other important information. The book goes step by step through all the features available and examples of how best to use them to manage your classroom. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to do more with Google Classroom, managing your online or in-person school classes effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: The Basics
Section 3: Diving Deeper
Section 4: Going Digital

Creating an Assignment post

Similar to the Question post, much of the Assignment post's features are found in all three previous post types.


If you are not reading the chapters in order, consider reading Chapter 1, Getting to Know Google Classroom; Chapter 3, Sending Your First Announcement; and Chapter 4, Starting an Online Discussion with Questions.

To create an Assignment post, execute the following steps:

  1. In the Classwork section, click on the + Create icon and then click on Assignment:

    Figure 5.1 – The Assignment option in Classwork

  2. Fill in the Title and Instructions fields:

    Figure 5.2 – The Title and Instructions fields of the Assignment post

  3. In the right column, select the classes, students within the classes, points the assignment is worth, due date, and topic for the assignment:

    Figure 5.3 – Class, students, points, due date, and topic options of the Assignment post

  4. Use the Add menu icon to add files to the assignment...