The built-in quizzing feature for Google Forms is getting great reviews. A form can now automatically grade questions and provide students with feedback after each question, including links to videos or websites. The video below provides an introduction to these features.
Time Saver Tip
Session Buddy a Chrome extension that lets you save your open tabs so you can return to them at a later time. It’s a great tool if you like to organize tabs around a topic or research project.
Archive Google Classroom Classes
I’ve had a few questions about what to do with last year’s classes, I suggest archiving them.You and your students can view an archived class, but you can’t modify an archived class until it is restored. You can still access any archived class files in Google Drive and copy assignments from an archived class into an active class. You can always restore a class if you change your mind. Follow these steps to archive a class.
- Go to classroom.google.com
- On the class card, click the three vertical dots in the upper left corner and select Archive.
- Click Archive to confirm
Parent Update Feature Released for Google Classroom
With the latest Classroom release, parents can now receive automatic email updates about student assignments within Google Classroom. When parents/guardians join Classroom, they receive regular email summaries for each of their students. Guardians choose the frequency of the emails—daily or weekly—and can unsubscribe at any time.
Guardian summaries include:
- Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
- Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
- Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
By default, guardian summaries for your classes are turned off. Guardians can’t access Classroom or view your class stream.
View a Sample Email Report