Google Classroom – August 2015 Updates

Google ClassroomTuesday 25th August 2015

Google Classroom continues to evolve, with some often-requested new features launched for the new school year in the northern hemisphere.

New features include:

  • Ask and answer a question – Teachers can post a short answer question to students in the class stream at any time, with options to allow students to edit their own answer, and to see and reply to classmates’ answers. Students answer the question in the class stream, and teachers have the option to grade answers.
  • Reuse a post – Teachers can reuse existing posts (announcements, assignments, questions) from a current or previous class.
  • Move a post to the top of the class stream – Teachers can change the order of posts in the class stream by moving any item to the top of the stream to give it priority.
  • Visual refresh – Classroom has a new simplified design for creating and posting assignments, announcements, and questions and for viewing assignment details. The design updates enable quick and easy access for teachers and students.
  • Class Calendar – In the next month, Classroom will automatically create a calendar for each of your classes in Google Calendar. All assignments with a due date will be automatically added to your class calendar and kept up to date. You’ll be able to view your calendar from within Classroom or on Google Calendar, where you can manually add class events like field trips or guest speakers.
  • Learn more at the Classroom Blog >>>
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