Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Google Classroom Updates

As promised, Google has updated Classroom with parent notifications just in time for school! Parents and guardians can now be invited to receive Google Classroom email summaries. Summaries can be received daily or weekly and will include students' upcoming or missing work as well as assignments and other items recently posted to the stream.  Click here to see an example of an email that a guardian might receive.

Another exciting update that will help improve the stream is the ability to assign topics (tags) to assignments. Students will then be able to filter items in the stream by topic. Topics might include unit names, skills, type of work, or anything else that would help your students find material more easily.   At this point, it seems teachers are not able to tag by multiple topics, just one.

If you would like to see an improvement to Google Classroom, be sure to request it by clicking on the question mark in the bottom left-hand corner and then choosing Send Feedback.

See other August updates here.