CALAT Croydon Adult Learning and Training

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the most popular eLearning platform, giving learners and tutors a place online to communicate. It is here that your tutor will post important information about your class.

Coursework, quizzes and feedback on the work you have completed and submitted can all be done using Google Classroom. It is also a space where you can ask questions and talk to your fellow learners and tutor.

Google Classroom has many great features, including an app for mobile devices.

Google Classroom works on most modern PC’s, Mac’s and laptops with a web browser:

Google Chrome: (recommended) Supports all Google Classroom features and functionality.

Firefox: Works well with Google Classroom but does not support offline access to Gmail, Calendar, Google: Docs / Sheets / Slides.

Safari / Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer: Works well with Google Classroom but does not support offline access to Gmail, Calendar, Google: Docs / Sheets / Slides. Nor do they support Accessibility tools (screen readers etc.)

Google Classroom works well on phones and tablets.

You can download the app here:

Download Google Classroom for Android Devices 

Download Google Classroom for IOS Devices 

Once installed you will be asked to sign in as you would on through a web browser (see: Accessing Google Classroom).

Once signed in your device will keep you logged in to Google Classroom.

To access Google Classroom open your preferred web browser (Chrome is recommended) and either:

a) Search: ‘Google Classroom’ or

b) Go to: https://classroom.google.com

You will now be asked to sign into Google. If you already have an account then go ahead and sign in, once you are signed in you can join your classed.

If you do not have a Google account follow the next set of instructions.

Create a new Google email address and account

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page
  2. Enter your name
  3. In the ‘username’ field enter your chosen username
  4. Enter and confirm your password
  5. Click ‘Next’
  6. Verify your phone number with the code sent to you as a text message
  7. Click ‘Verify’

Use an existing email address

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page
  2. Enter your name
  3. Click ‘use my current email address instead’
  4. Enter your current email address
  5. Click ‘Next’
  6. Verify your email address with a code sent to your chosen email address
  7. Click ‘Verify’

Your tutor will provide you with the relevant Class code which you will need to join the class. When you have the code follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://classroom.google.com./
  2. Make you you sign in with the correct account
  3. If you are already signed in and need to switch accounts go to the top right hand corner, click your profile picture the select or add the correct account
  4. Once signed in, at the top click on the ‘Join Class’ button (+ sign)
  5. Enter the class code you have been given and click ‘Join’
  6. If you experience any problems please email your tutor

Your tutor may send you an email containing an invite to join a class.

Click the ‘Join’ button in the email invite

You’ll need to be signed into your Google account or create a new account using the email address you gave to your tutor (see previous information: Creating a Google account)

The first tab open when you select a class is the ‘Stream’ tab.

Here you can see useful info and reminders about upcoming class events, as well as coursework and announcements from your tutor and peers.

You can also reply/comment by clicking below posts, and you and your fellow learners can also post material to encourage discussion and extend your learning outside the classes.

The second tab is Classwork. This is where you can view classwork handouts, homework, quizzes, documents, videos and more that your tutor has shared with you.

If your tutor would like you to complete a piece of coursework by a certain date, you will see a due date next to the work.

To work on an assignment, click ‘View Assignment’:

Your screen may look different depending on the type of assignment. You can add files and images by clicking the ‘Add or create’ button.

Always remember to click the ‘Mark as Done’ button once you are finished to let your tutor know the work is complete.

 

To view your personal To Do list, click the menu in the top left corner, then click To Do to see your list of tasks due, or click on classwork to see the work you have been set.

Click on an assignment or task, then click ‘Your Work’ to add or create your submission for the task. You’ll then be able to upload files to submit for assessment.

Click on an assignment or task, then click ‘Your Work’ to add or create your submission for the task. You’ll then be able to upload files to submit for assessment.

Click Add, then click the ‘file/paperclip’ symbol to select a file from your computer to upload.

Once the file has been uploaded, you can mark the work as done. Either click ‘Mark as Done’ or ‘Turn in’ to confirm that your work is finished.

Once submitted work has been completed/deadlines have passed, you will get email notifications of your result, and feedback comments to review.

Classwork is organised by topics.

If a piece of classwork has no topic it will appear at the top of the page.

The third important tab is ‘People’.

At the top details of your tutor are displayed.

Below that is a list of your fellow learners.