Tips for Success: Attaching Files to Google Classroom…

One tip before attaching an image or file to a Google Classroom assignment is to name or rename it. Give the image or file a name in which the teacher or a colleague will be able to identify your project. Don’t forget to use your first name, last name first initial, and the assignment’s or project’s name in the image title. Note personalizing a file’s title prevents it from being lost in a teacher’s or colleagues Google Classroom Google Drive folder. 

How to Name a File

Attaching an Image file to a 
Google Classroom Assignment.

Laptop or Chromebook Directions

Tablet, iPad, Smartphone Directions

Tips for Success

 Tablet, iPad, Smartphone

  • Close all open APPS
  • Try using a home wireless network connection
  • Ask family member not to:
    • Stream movies or music
    • Play online games
    • Upload or download files

 Laptop or Chromebook

  • Use one Internet Browser
    • Close all extra Internet Browsers
  • Close all extra open browser tabs
  • Try using a home wireless network connection
  • Ask family member not to:
    • Stream movies or music
    • Play online games
    • Upload or download files

Classroom Assignment Notification Big Timesaver!!!

It is not unusual to hear teachers & students complain about a massive amount of notification Emails flooding their inbox. Students may find Google Classroom assignment notifications to be helpful. A Google Classroom Email notification guides the student directly to an assignment.

There is no need for a Special Education or younger student to enter from a Google Classroom Course card. Navigating past the stream and through the classroom tab may be overwhelming for these students. The following video demonstrates how easy it is to open a Google Assignment from a notification Email.

Easy Tips for Turning Off Google Forms Assessment

Recently a teacher came to the Google Docs Help Forums to learn how to turn Google Forms Assessments off. The teacher was afraid students would copy the Assessment’s URL to share with friends. I was glad when Lance a Google Doc’s Product Expert friend reached out to me for help. The teacher learned two simple steps for maintaining assessment confidentiality.

First Make a Copy of Testing Template

  1. Open the Google Forms Assessment
  2. Click More Settings (3 Vertical Dots)
  3. Select “Make a Copy”

BENEFITS:

  • Making a Copy allows the user to make a blank question bank template to be used for future assessments.
  • Allows teachers to easily share individual forms with each class.
    • Copies provide more control for turning an assessment on & off.
      • Teacher has a choice of turning off one class or all

Turn Forms Assessment On & Off

  1. Open the Google Forms Assessment
  2. Click Responses Tab
  3. Toggle “Accepting Responses” to Left for OFF
  4. Toggle “Accepting Responses” to Right to Turn ON

BENEFITS:

  • Teacher may turn Forms Assessment Off after Assessment is Completed
  • If Student was absent teacher may turn the assessment on.
  • Provides control for collecting deadline information

Unenroll from Google Classroom Course…

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Well it’s that time of the year and the course you were enrolled in just ended. You just enrolled in new courses and are overwhelmed with all the course tiles on the Google Classroom page. No sweat! All you have to do is unenroll from the Google Classroom Course. So now you are afraid of losing all the work submitted for the course. Still not a problem because Google Classroom creates a folder in your Google Drive to house all the course assignments. The steps to delete the course tile from the Google Classroom listing is really easy to follow once the semester ends.

Unenroll from Google Classroom Course

  • Go to classroom.google.com.
  • On the class card, click More (3 vertical dots) select Unenroll.
  • In pop-out window, click Unenroll.

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Remove Students from Google Classroom

In the beginning of a semester in middle school and high school it isn’t unusual for students schedules to be adjusted. This means students may be enrolled in a class one day and the next week leave to join a different course. If the teacher is using Google Classroom this means removing the student from the course roster. This is a simple task which only takes seconds to do. It will also prevent inundating the student’s email with Google Classroom Notifications from your course.

Below are the steps for removing a student from a Google Classroom Course Roster.

  1. Sign into Google Classroom
  2. Click Student Tab
  3. Check Student to be removed
  4. Click Actions Drop Down Arrow
  5. Select Remove
  6. Popup Window Opens
    • Click Remove