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Google Classroom comes to Android

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by admin

Google has just released an Android app for it Classroom platform.

This will allow users easier access to their assignments and announcements from a mobile device, such as, a tablet.

New with the mobile app, students and teachers can:

  •  Snap a photo: Right from the assignment page in the mobile app, students can snap a photo and attach it to their assignment.
  •  Share from other apps: Students can also easily attach images, PDFs and web pages from other apps to their assignments.
  •  Offline caching: Class streams and assignment information are automatically cached every time you open the app with an Internet connection, so that you can see them when you don’t have a connection.

Note, you can still access Classroom via a browser on your tablet and you should experience the same UI as you do on a PC or Mac.

Google also launched two new desktop features to help teachers stay organized as they head into the second half of the year:

  • Teacher Assignments Page: On Classroom for desktop, we’re launching a teacher assignments page, where teachers will be able to get quick access to any assignment, see how many students are done and mark assignments as reviewed.
  • Archive Classes: Classes don’t go on forever —consequently, Google has introduced the ability to archive classes. Archiving a class will remove it from the home page and make it read-only — teachers and class members can still view valuable information in archived classes, but can’t make any changes or turn in assignments.

In order to use the app users need to have Google Apps for Education account.