Google announces Classroom, an exciting new tool for teachers to organise assignments online and allow students to submit work.
Google Apps is great for sharing documents with students, but until now there hasn’t been an easy way for teachers to organise lessons within Google’s suite of apps.
To remedy this Google has announced Classroom. Like Moodle and Blackboard, Google Classroom lets teachers organise assignments into lessons online and allows students to submit completed assignments for marking.
Being a Google product, Classroom is completely embedded into Google Apps and can pull documents, images, and video from Google Drive.
Classroom dispenses with the complex management and configuration of Moodle, and the frustrating navigation of Blackboard, instead providing a simple, clean interface designed to engage students. And, when it’s made available this September, Classroom will be as simple to turn on as clicking a button.
You can register to preview Google Classroom today, but Google promises that all schools using Google Apps for Education will have free access to the new app this September.
We’ll have an in-depth guide into Classroom once we have access in the next few weeks. Check out the new features by signing up for a free Google Apps trial.