Google Classroom is a powerful tool that provides educators with a centralised platform for managing their virtual classrooms and engaging students in online learning. As a learning management system (LMS), it offers a range of features that simplify the process of creating, distributing, and grading assignments, as well as facilitating communication between teachers and students. With the inclusion of Google Workspace Education Plus, teachers can run unlimited originality reports and peer matches to help detect plagiarism and encourage original work. They can also integrate EdTech tools and content seamlessly within Classroom to enhance student learning with exciting new features like ‘practice sets’ to make assessment and grading easy.

Additionally, Google Classroom provides various communication tools, including class announcements, private messages, and live video conferencing through Google Meet, enabling educators to engage with their students and foster community in their virtual classrooms.
Google Classroom integrates with various tools in the Google Suite, such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and more, to enhance the assignment creation and submission process. It provides a centralised platform for teachers and students to collaborate and manage assignments to enhance the learning experience.

Recommended Level /Class/Domain

  • Students (all levels)
  • Staff

Purpose in Teaching and Learning

  • Streamline classroom management remotely
  • create and share assignments and tasks for grading
  • Add content to assignments, such as video, PDFs, Google Docs or Google Forms survey.
  • Use as a digital organiser where teachers can keep class materials and share them with students.
  • Communicate with students about their classwork
  • Share timely feedback on assignments and assessments.
  • Streamline summative and formative assessments.
  • Set up video meetings from within Google Classroom for live, or “synchronous,” instruction.


Helpful Links

Teachers’ Guide to Google classroom
Google Classroom for Students & Parents (Google Classroom Tutorial 2020) 
Google Classroom Tutorial for Teachers 2020 
5 tools to make Google Classroom even better!


Google Plus Features