Google Classroom can be hard to navigate and understand, so here are some basic tips to aid you in your studies!
When joining a Google Classroom, you look around the page and think, “Oh no! I don’t know what these buttons mean!” Don’t worry, we can help you!
At the top of your screen, you will see these three buttons. Now what do these buttons lead to, you ask?
The Stream button is the page you are currently on, which is the main page of your Google Classroom, showing you new announcements your teacher has posted!
The Classwork button leads to all the assignments that your teacher has/will post.
As you can see, there are two assignments in the picture above. Both have a due date next to the title, stated when the work is to be turned in. The first assignment has a gray classwork icon, meaning it has been turned in. The second assignment has a blue classwork icon, meaning the work has not yet been turned in.
“But how do I turn stuff in?” you ask. Not to fear.
To turn something in, you press the assignment, press ‘View Assignment’, and it will lead you to a place similar to this.
At the top is the title of the classwork/assignment. Under it, is the teacher’s name, and the date which it was assigned. The date across from that is the date it is due. On the other side of the screen, the box is entitled, “Your work”. If the assignment requires a document attached to it, hence an English assignment, then you press the “Add or create” button.
After this drop down menu appears, click on the option that you need. If you don’t know what you need for the assignment, ask your teacher, they are happy to help.
Now that you have created your assignment in whatever program you needed, you’re ready to turn it in. On most documents through Google that are attached to your classwork, there is a turn in button in the top right corner of the document. That turns in the assignment right from the program, and you don’t have to worry about it from there.
“But what if I don’t need an attachment for my classwork?”
Then all you need to do is press the “Mark as done” button on the assignment page, press the “Mark as done” button again in the pop-up, and it is all turned in!
The third and final button in your Google Classroom is the People page.
Under the People tab, there are your teacher(s), and classmates. The little mail icon on the far right of each person’s name is there so you can email them. Just click the button and start typing your email!
The last thing you need to know is more about your homescreen for Google Classroom.
This is what each class will look like on the homescreen. Right under the title of the class and banner, there are the upcoming assignments and what day they are due.
That concludes all you need to know about Google Classroom! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to voice them to your teacher(s) so they can be aware of any difficulties our students may have.