Google Classroom offers assignment center for students and teachers

This post first appeared on Forbes.com

Google is launching Classroom, a new offering in its Google Apps for Education to provide students and teachers with a central place to create, store, organize and provide feedback for classroom assignments.

The service, which is in beta and available only in some schools, allows teachers to:

  • Create and collect assignments: The serviceweaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly.” Teachers can “quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback to individual students.”
  • Improve class communications: Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time—improving communication inside and outside of class.
  • Stay organized: Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page. (Source: Google Blog)

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The service will enable teachers to distribute projects to students and for students to turn in their work. Teachers can include worksheets, group work and other assignment related resources.

Teachers and professors who want to try out the service soon can apply for a preview but, by September, the service will be available to any school using Google Apps for Education.

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