Google Classroom

Teaching and learning collaboration for teachers & students

About Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for educators to create assignments, provide feedback, and track student progress. Features include materials and resource organization, contacts database, originality reports, comments bank, locked mode, custom fields, permissions management, and more.

With Google Classroom, teachers can create, assign, and distribute coursework to students, providing consistency in content as well as ensuring all students have access to assignments when not in the classroom. Teachers can issue grades on submissions and the platform's comment bank enables teachers to give common feedback quickly. Additionally, teachers can provide custom feedback as well as collaborate with other teachers, with a record of all feedback and grades stored for future reference and progress tracking.

Google Classroom originality reports feature enables teachers and students to scan submissions for matching text on the web. The reports highlight any high similarity in submissions, missing citations, ineffective paraphrasing, or unintended plagiarism. This enables teachers to provide feedback to enhance students' academic authenticity and integrity and also provides students with the opportunity to edit coursework before final submission.

With Google Classroom, teachers can store classroom resources and materials as well as student grades and progress reports. Additionally, details of students, guardians, and co-teachers can be managed and accessed according to specified permissions. With the locked mode feature, teachers can assign quizzes to students, providing them with a locked domain for completing the quiz, preventing any access to other sites. Additionally, other applications are disabled, including extensions and keyboard shortcuts, enabling students to complete quizzes without distractions or interruptions.

Google Classroom integrates with many other third party learning and education platforms for digital literacy, creativity, coding & computer science, languages, arts and culture, and more.

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Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

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Features

Total features of Google Classroom: 37

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Assignment Management
  • Certification Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Feedback Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forum / Discussion Board
  • Gradebook
  • Interactive Content
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Learning
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Screen Sharing
  • Session Recording
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(1,528)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.5/5

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Caroline C.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Keep yourself and your students organized!

Reviewed on 19/12/2021

My overall experience is a great one and I would highly recommend making use of this in schools. If...

My overall experience is a great one and I would highly recommend making use of this in schools. If teachers post all their assignments through Google Classroom, the students will have clear directions and cannot come back and say they 'didn't know'! It is also useful if a teacher is out sick, to be able to put work on GC for the students to do during that time.

Pros

This is such an easy product to use. It syncs with so many outside platforms that teachers use. For example, if you use programs such as Bookwidgets, CK-12, Edpuzzle, Kahoot, BrainPoP, Flipgrid and more, you can sync assignments to Google Classroom.

I love that our GC also syncs with our LMS, so any assignments we put up and grade, can automatically transfer to our LMS. It is easy to add other teachers, and parents (if you wish). Students can comment publicly or privately. The new feature of added rubrics is fantastic because students are able to see what the expectations are for an assignment. I also enjoy the grade book feature - it is clear and easy to see one student's grades across all assignments.

Cons

Some of my students have had challenges when using a tablet - it does not always allow them to open documents or work on these documents.

Sometimes, I post an assignment and have forgotten to make a copy for each student. If I go back into GC, I am unable to change this feature and have to redo the entire assignment.

Tereze G.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

e-learning made Easy!

Reviewed on 29/12/2021

My overall experience with Google classroom has been positive. It is very rare that a student...

My overall experience with Google classroom has been positive. It is very rare that a student complains that they cannot see the slides yeah see the slides. They are able to upload and share on there and which makes my life easier as a teacher.

Pros

I previously used zoom for my online teaching. I have found that Google classroom is easier to use with regards to the tools available. Many more students are able to access Google classroom easier than they were with zoom. Screen sharing is much easier with this platform.

Cons

Sometimes it is complicated when I am trying to create my own documents for the Google classroom.

Kate K.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Okay for what it is

Reviewed on 13/1/2022

Overall it served its purpose but navigation especially in the app could be a lot better

Overall it served its purpose but navigation especially in the app could be a lot better

Pros

I like that the virtual classroom video feed is efficient and that the screen sharing is fairly seemless

Cons

When you are in the documents portion the layout isn't intuitive and is hard to navigate to find stuff most of the time.

Avash K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Simple and Easy solution for Online Teaching/Learning

Reviewed on 7/11/2021

After the pandemic, most schools have started teaching online. As our company has some schools as...

After the pandemic, most schools have started teaching online. As our company has some schools as clients - we have suggested Google Classroom as one part of online schooling. It's not a complete Learning Management System (LMS) but is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that makes the online teaching and learning process easier. I highly recommend Google Classroom to anyone looking for a simple application to make the online teaching-learning process easier but one shouldn't expect it to cater to all needs.

Pros

The best thing about Google Classroom is that it's free. Another great thing about Google Classroom is that it belongs and so is connected to Google Ecosystem thus making sharing documents or classroom slides easy through Google Docs and Google Slides etc. We can also import files directly from Google Drive. Another good thing about Google Classroom is that it's accessible from any device - iPhone, Android, Laptops - Anything as its website is responsive and fits easily in any display size. Also due to its simple and intuitive User Interface (UI) - it's easy to start using it even if one doesn't have a tech background. I also like that announcements, homework reminders, etc are emailed to students automatically.

Cons

The only thing I don't like much about Google Classroom is its completeness. Google has created many software which are exceptional at what they do and offers all features that one might need while using its software. But that's not the case with Google Classroom as its not a complete Learning Management System (LMS) like Blackboard. Google Classroom is usable on any kind of device however, I have found that some features aren't available in the mobile application (Android) but that's okay as its the same with almost all softwares

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Switching to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is free and some teachers were already familiar with Google Classroom.
Jim paul B.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Google Classroom for Distance Learning

Reviewed on 8/12/2021

With the advent of distance learning came a lot of ways to still continue teaching learners stuff...

With the advent of distance learning came a lot of ways to still continue teaching learners stuff they ought to know amid the pandemic. Thanks to Google Classroom that this task of delivering quality education to our students was made fun, exciting, and more convenient on our end. Google Classroom is the name to remember if any educator out there is looking for a powerful LMS. Kudos to Google Classroom team!

Pros

The Google Classroom has been very useful for us teachers who went to learning management systems as a resort to help bridge the gap created because of the pandemic. My students found it to be user-friendly and they loved the idea that they can access it anytime, anywhere, and with any device! Personally, I love how I could do a lot of things here like let my students submit their outputs and other assignments and upload my own materials, too, for everyone to see and download themselves. Also, the chat feature is awesome where I could leave a post where students could write comments on. Love it!

Cons

I love almost everything about Google Classroom. I think one factor that helped me navigate through the application with so much ease is because I'm so familiar with other Google Chrome and other Google productivity tools. But if there's one thing that's left missing, I guess it's that G-Classroom doesn't have add-on apps that automate answering and checking of quizzes. Looking for this feature in the future updates :)

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Google Classroom FAQs

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Google Classroom offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Google Classroom is free for all schools and is included with subscriptions to G Suite for Education.

Google Classroom has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Google Classroom supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

Google Classroom supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Classroom integrates with the following applications:

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Google Classroom offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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