INTRODUCTION

Google Classroom on a Computer

Change Your Profile Photo


At the top left, click Menu.

​​​​​​​Scroll down and click Settings​​.

​​​​​​​Under Profile​ picture​,click Change​​.

​​​​​​​Click or drag a photo from your computer.

​​​​​​​(Optional)​Resize the box over your photo. Click Set​ as profile photo​.




Customize your Notifications


At the top left, click Menu.

Click Settings​ in​ the bottom left (you might need to scroll down).

Click any notification to turn it on or off.

(Optional)​To turn all notifications off, at Receive​ email notifications​,click Turn off.




Join a Class


OPTION 1 Go to classroom.google.com. If it is your first login, be sure to select your role as Student.

  1. Click the "square" on the top right of the page to access other Google software.
  1. Press the "join" symbol. Your newly created Google Mail page should open on a new tab in your browser.

OPTION 2

Open the email with the following subject: ​Class Invitation: “

  1. Click the button to accept the class invitation.




View Your Class Resource Page


Click a class. At the top, click About​​.

Here you can click on a variety of options to open them.




Comment on an Announcement


If you are not already on the Stream page, click on the "Stream" button.

Your screen may say “Stream was updated” in the top middle. If it does, click on the "Show" button.

Near the middle of the screen there will be a post to the class stream. Click on the “Add a class comment” to type your comment on the post.

After you have typed your comment out, click the "post" button to post your comment for the rest of the class to see.




Access a Topic


On the left hand side of your “Stream” page, you will see a "Topic" section, which is where your instructor has categorized your class into topics. A class topic section might look like this:

You can access the content in each topic by clicking on a topic name:




Post an Announcement


Click on a class.

At the bottom right of the page, click +​​and then click Create​ post​.

- In the Share​ with your class​box, enter your message.

- To post your announcement, click POST​

-Attach a File From Your Computer

  1. Click on the paper clip icon
  2. Click Select​ files from your computer​,find the file on your computer, then double click on the file.
  3. Click Upload​

- Attach a File From Google Drive

  1. Click on the Google Drive icon
  2. Select the file, then click Add​

- Attach a Youtube Video

  1. Click on the Youtube icon

  2. Search for the video using the search bar. Once you have found the video, click Add​

- Attach a Link

  1. Click on the link icon

  2. Paste the link in the Link​ box​

  3. Click ADD​ LINK




Complete a PDF Assignment


Click a class.

Scroll until you find the article assignment, and then click on the title of the assignment. In this case, the title is “Article about the Social Obstacles Faced by Blind People.” The assignment can either be under a topic or on the homepage of the class.

This will bring you to a new page.

-Complete an Assignment Without Attaching a File

  1. If your assignment does not ask you to complete any work or attach a file, to mark your assignment as complete click on ​MARK AS DONE​.

  2. This will open the following pop up. Click ​MARK AS DONE ​again to mark the assignment as complete.

- Attach an Already Existing File

To attach a file that you have already created, click ADD​​,which will bring up the following drop down menu.

After attaching your submission, click TURN​ IN​.

This will open the following pop up, asking if you would like to submit your work. Click TURN IN again​ to submit your assignment.

- Create a New File to Complete Your Submission

To create a file from scratch on Google Drive, click CREATE​​,which will bring up the following drop down menu.

Click on one of the options, and this will develop a file for your submission.

Click on the file and a new tab will open up for you to edit the file and complete the assignment.

Once you have completed the assignment, click TURN​ IN in​ the top right corner.

This will open the following pop up, asking if you would like to submit your work. Click TURN IN again​ to submit your assignment.




Complete a Video Assignment


Click a class.

Scroll until you find the video assignment, and then click on the title of the assignment. In this case, the title is “Video.” The video can either be under a topic or on the homepage of the class.

This will bring you to a new page.

-Complete an Assignment Without Attaching a File

  1. If your assignment does not ask you to complete any work or attach a file, to mark your assignment as complete click on ​MARK AS DONE​.

  2. This will open the following pop up. Click ​MARK AS DONE ​again to mark the assignment as complete.

- Attach an Already Existing File

To attach a file that you have already created, click ADD​​,which will bring up the following drop down menu.

After attaching your submission, click TURN​ IN​.

This will open the following pop up, asking if you would like to submit your work. Click TURN IN again​ to submit your assignment.

- Create a New File to Complete Your Submission

To create a file from scratch on Google Drive, click CREATE​​,which will bring up the following drop down menu.

Click on one of the options, and this will develop a file for your submission.

Click on the file and a new tab will open up for you to edit the file and complete the assignment.

Once you have completed the assignment, click TURN​ IN in​ the top right corner.

This will open the following pop up, asking if you would like to submit your work. Click TURN IN again​ to submit your assignment.




Take a Quiz


If your instructor has posted a quiz, you can access it in the “Stream” page, or in a specific “Topic” page.

Click the button to access the quiz. This will lead you to another page, where you will need to click on the quiz title in the middle of the page to access the quiz.

Multiple Choice Questions

To answer a multiple choice question, click on one circle which you believe to be the correct answer.

Short/Long Answer Questions

To answer a short answer question, click on the text

Type your name in the box provided. You would follow the same procedure for a question that requires a longer answer.

Checkbox Questions

To answer questions that require boxes to be checked, click on all of the boxes that apply to the correct answer.

Dropdown Questions

To answer a question with dropdown options, click on the “Choose” button.

Select the correct answer from the dropdown menu.

File Upload Question

To answer a question that requires a file upload, click on the “Add File” button.

Select a file from your computer to upload.

Linear Scale Question

To answer a linear scale question, select the number which corresponds best to your selected answer.

Multiple Choice Grid Questions

To answer a multiple choice grid question, select the number that best corresponds to each category, similar to how you answered a linear scale question.

Checkbox Grid Question

To answer a checkbox grid question, select the answers on the left that best correspond with the answers on the top. The difference between this type of question and the multiple choice grid question is that you can choose the same answer for one category.

Date Question

To answer a question that requires a date as a response, type in the correct answer in the space provided.

Time Question

To answer a question that requires a time as an answer, type in the correct answer in the space provided.




Basic Functions


Click on a class

At the top of the page, there is the following menu

Click the "menu" icon in the top left to access the following sidebar

In this sidebar, you can also access all of the classes that you are enrolled in, classes that you are a instructor for, and the settings for your account





Google Classroom on a Mobile Device (coming soon)

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