Google Classroom

Who Uses Google Classroom?

Learning management system designed for schools, non-profits, and private organizations that helps create virtual classrooms, manage calendars, communicate announcements, and more.

What Is Google Classroom?

Collaboration tool that allows educators to create assignments, receive feedback, assess progress, share information, and more

Google Classroom Details

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http://www.google.com

Founded 2012

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US$36,00/month
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US$129,00/month

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Google Classroom deployment and support

Support

  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Google Classroom Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Publishing
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learning Management
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Storyboarding
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • VR/AR Compatibility
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

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  • Blended Learning
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Management
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
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  • Student Portal
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  • Content Management
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  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
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  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
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  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
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  • Content Management
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  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
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  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
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  • Live Chat
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  • Presentation Streaming
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Google Classroom Reviews

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Overall rating

4,7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,6
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,5
Value for Money 4,7

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Sm iftekhar S.
Sm iftekhar S.
Class Representative
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/03

"A great platform for managing online education system.."

Comments: Overall, I love to use this software as my daily driver. It saves my time & helps me to manage my studies in this pandemic effectively.

Pros: This software has almost everything that is required to conduct the course online. Our faculties can do Assigning courses, assignments, quizzes, share their class notes & attachments easily on this software. It has a great notification system for smartphones thus student doesn't miss out any important topic. It can also integrate many features from google service & our lecturer love this media more than other available alternatives. It has a clean UI & I love it personally.

Cons: I don't find any cons for this software. But the software would be self-sufficient if it integrates a group calling feature for conducting classes like the Microsoft team.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/09/03
Verified Reviewer
Lecturer
Education Management, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/13

"The most effective platform for effective E-learning"

Comments: I am very much please with this platform. It has made my online teaching very much effective and efficient. It has also allowed me to portray my expertise in organizing lessons and course contents.

Pros: Creating assignments, taking exams, sharing announcements, reaching out to students individually, storage of student assignment files in the linked Google account in well-structured manner, sharing of Google forms or links to resources from external sources help make educating students very efficient. Above all, it's free!! And who will not like a free utility with so many useful features.

Cons: The rubrics feature is limited to a very small number of student scripts/reports per assignment. Also, there should be an option to share audio as well.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/07/13
Robin L.
Teacher
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/04/15

"Google Classroom Lacks Many Features"

Comments: In a pinch, with online learning during the pandemic, Google Classroom has given us a way to communicate with students and assign/collect student work. It is relatively easy to learn to use given time to adjust to this type of platform. However, there are features that it lacks - grade transfer to grading programs, ease of duplicating AND scheduling work at the same time for multiple classes to name a couple.

Pros: It is relatively easy to set up a class and invite students to join. You will likely need to watch a tutorial first, but after that, it is pretty straightforward. I like that it time-stamps submitted work. you know exactly the time a student turned something in. The ability to ask a simple multiple-choice question (I only gave the option of one answer - the word "here:)makes it easy to have students check-in for attendance purposes.

Cons: There is no easy way to transfer scores from Google Classroom to our grading system. There are no built-in comments when responding to student work. You cannot create assignments that can be both scheduled and added to multiple classes at the same time. For example, I have 3 sections of Geometry. I have to create an assignment and schedule for one class, then share and redo the scheduling for each of the other 2 classes. There is no way to hide old assignments so that students can't go back several weeks and try to submit old/late work, particularly at the end of each marking period. I don't like the fact that many educators have already asked for some of the features I feel are lacking, and yet updates have not been made.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/04/15
Heidi E.
Heidi E.
Teacher
Education Management, 5 001-10 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/24

"The best classroom management software, by far"

Comments: Google Classroom makes teaching, whether virtually or in-person, an organized and pleasant experience. I enjoy using the suite of Google products to create interesting assignments. Students have a wide range of options to apply their learning. Classroom makes it easy to organize materials, communicate with students, and facilitate 1:1 learning.

Pros: Google Classroom is the best option for schools and teachers who teach 1:1 or need a digital component to organize classwork and materials. I have used Google Classroom since 2015, and Google continuously updates with new features and listens to feedback from users. Compared to any other classroom management service, Google Classroom is the easiest to use for both teachers and students, and it integrates with the entire suite of Google products flawlessly.

Cons: Some students and parents take time to learn the different features, as it is set up differently than other services. It is not always convenient for parents to see their children's work and communicate through the app with teachers. However, there are very few cons,

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  • Reviewed on 2021/06/24
Maaz K.
Maaz K.
Software Engineer
Computer Software, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/13

"Google Classroom.. Your virtual Classroom."

Comments: Google Classroom is a good virtual conferencing tool to connect teachers and students as has proves to be very useful in present days.

Pros: Google Classroom is an audiovisual conferencing platform designed specifically for online education. It has a simple and pleasent user interface which can be easily customized. It helps connect teachers and students to conduct classes virtually. Teachers can assign tasks and homeworks to students through it. You can easily organize discussion threads in it. As it is pre-integrated with Google Drive and Docs, you can easily access files present there. Also it is available to both computer and smartphones systems.

Cons: It requires adult guidance for young students to operate it due to certain level of learning curve. Also its mobile version lacks some of the functionalities that are offered in the computer version, which at times is annoying.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/07/13