Classroom is a tool created by Google to allow teachers to push assignments out to students and for students to turn those assignments back in to the teacher.

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Here is the basic workflow:

  1. Teacher creates an activity / template in Docs, etc.
  2. Teacher then creates an assignment in Classroom.
  3. Students receive that assignment.
  4. When finished they turn it in through Classroom.
  5. Teacher can check to see who has submitted them and can open each document to grade it.
  6. When finished, the teacher can return it to the student.

Key Features

  • Teachers can assign a Google Doc, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Drawing, a link, a YouTube video, an attachment, OR can just give a text description. Plus, you can add multiple items to an assignment.
  • Students can attach additional items to an assignment, including other Docs and links.
  • When students turn in a Doc, editing privileges are revoked for the student. They cannot see comments until the teacher returns it.

How it Works

  • Classroom manages folders in Google Drive. It copies files to teacher and student folders.
  • In Drive, a folder called Classroom is created. Individual class folders are copied into that.

What does Google Classroom look like from the student's point of view?

  • It's a good idea for you to have an idea as to how students interact with Google Classroom. You can do this by joining a a colleague's class or you can join the Sample Class described below.
  • Before viewing the sample class on Google Classroom, please be sure you have completed these steps:
    • Go to
    • Scroll down and activate your account (as a teacher) if you haven't already done so.
  • Once you have completed the above steps, join the Sample Class. This will enable you to see how students view assignments in Google Classroom. Here are the steps to join the Sample Class:
    • Be sure you are logged in to
    • Click on the "+" icon in the upper right corner.
    • Click "Join Class"
    • Enter the class code: nilnt9
  • You can "work" on sample assignments, see how documents are attached/copied, see links to other resources, and see how the Announcements feature can be useful.


  1. Create a class
  2. Add students
    • Sample students:,
  3. Create an assignment

Video Tutorials

Watch the following videos to learn how to implement Classroom into your Classroom today!

The Basics - Tutorials to get you started

Teachers Lounge - Tips and tricks