Google Classroom

This course will help K-12 teachers become proficient in Google Classroom, in order to effectively incorporate it into education. The course will teach you how to set up your classroom, by personalizing the classroom and inviting students, as well as how to effectively use the classroom, by posting discussion questions, assignments and assessments. 

You can use this reference sheet as you go through each step.


Setting up the Classroom

Setting up the Classroom

Creating the Classroom

1. On your home screen, click the plus sign in the top right corner of your screen and click “Create Class

2. Fill in the class name and section

Inviting Students

1. Click on “students” on your classroom home page

2. Option 1: click on “invite students” to invite students on your roster by email

3. Option 2: use the class code to give to your students to join the class on their own

Check off all of the ways you can add students into your classroom.

  • Giving students a class code
  • Telling students the name of the classroom
  • Clicking on "Invite Students"
  • Sending students the hyperlink to your classroom

True or False: Students need to have a specific password to join your Google Classroom

  • True
  • False

Personalizing the Classroom

Personalizing the Classroom

Customizing the class

1. Once in your classroom, click on the “about” section to fill in information about the class

2. In the top right corner, click “select theme” to customize the look of your classroom

What are the ways that you can personalize your Google Classroom?

  • Changing the font
  • Choosing a theme
  • Adding a class description
  • Adding video animation
Select all that apply.

True or False: You can upload a picture to use as the background of your Classroom.

  • True
  • False

Posting a Discussion Topic

Posting a Discussion Topic

Posting a Discussion Topic

1. Click on the plus sign on the bottom right corner of your classroom and choose “Create Question”

2. Fill in the discussion topic where it says “question” and pick a due date

3. Select if you would like a short answer or multiple choice discussion topic

4. If wanted, choose to add an attachment, YouTube clip or a document from your Drive

What are the 2 types of discussion questions that you can post in your classroom?

  • Short Answer
  • True/False
  • Matching
  • Multiple Choice
  • Essay

True/False: You are able to reuse previously used discussion questions.

  • True
  • False

Posting an Assignment

Posting an Assignment

Posting an Assignment

1. Click on the plus sign on the bottom right corner of your classroom

2. Fill in title, instructions and due date

3. Attach documents, videos, links, etc.

4. Click assign                   

What can you attach to an assignment?

  • Image
  • Google Drive Doc
  • Voiceover
  • Video
  • Hyperlink
Check all that apply.

True/False: Google Classroom automatically grades assignments for you.

  • True
  • False

Incorporating Assessments

Incorporating Assessment

Incorporating Assessment

1. Click on Create Assignment

2. Fill in the description and due date.

3. Click on the Google Drive icon to attach the Google Forms assessment.

Which Google App is best for incorporating assessments into Google Classroom?

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Forms

True/False: The assessments can be graded automatically through Google.

  • True
  • False

Now It's Your Turn!

Summative Assessment

Now it's your turn to create your Google Classroom

As a way to show what you have learned, you must create your own Google Classroom. The classroom must be personalized and have announcements, assignments, discussion topics and assessments posted. Once you have it set up, share the classroom with the instructor, and you  will receive feedback within 2 days.  The summative assessment will be graded using a checklist, ensuring that all parts are present and correctly working in the Google Classroom.