Google Classroom is a platform within GSuite that provides teachers a simple way to create, collect, grade, and return assignments paperlessly. Teachers and students can access Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other GSuite tools directly from Classroom.
Google Classroom is a good solution for streamlining the workflow for teachers and students who want to leverage Google docs in instruction. However, Google Classroom does not integrate with Infinite Campus for rostering or grade pass-back.
If you want a more robust learning management system that connects to Infinite Campus for automatic class rostering, embedded curriculum content, and the ability to pass back grades into IC, we recommend you use the DPS Schoology LMS. More information on DPS Schoology can be found HERE.
If you are a teacher and want to pursue using Google Classroom, go to http://classroom.google.com and use your DPS Google account. When you access Classroom for the first time scroll down the welcome page a bit and click the button that designates that you are a teacher.
WHAT CAN CLASSROOM DO?
GETTING STARTED WITH CLASSROOM
VIDEO TUTORIAL SERIES
Click the Playlist icon at the upper-left of the video window to see the list of videos. The "Collaborative Assignments" video has a good workaround for group projects.
• DPS Google Apps Training for Students - for Google Classroom
- enter Google Classroom and find the training icon in top right corner of browser
- user must be using the Chrome Browser and logged into their DPS Google Apps Account