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User Review: "Change it up with Google Classroom"
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January 11, 2019

User Review: "Change it up with Google Classroom"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Classroom

We use Google Classroom in our 4th through 6th-grade classrooms. We provide students with access to resources, assignments, videos, and other classroom materials through Google Classroom. It is a great tool for us to use to help students stay up-to-date with their assignments should they be absent from school.
  • Provides an online space to organize student materials.
  • Allows us to have multiple sections setup in one place.
  • We can access Google Classroom on any network we are on.
  • It feels like something is always changing as they improve Google Classroom.
  • It would be great to be able to import grades straight into our grade book. We are able to download the grades, but then have to enter them by hand into the other program.
  • Students are not able to make edits or quick changes on assignments once they are turned in unless they first grade book the assignment. It would be great to have a feature that allowed them to edit after it is turned in.
  • Teachers have been thrilled with having fewer papers that they need to bring to and from school for grading.
  • Students who are absent or on school trips are able to stay caught up with their assignments.
  • Students enjoy more flexibility in completing assignments and some like to work ahead if they have already completed current assignments.
  • Canvas
Google Classroom provides some of the same features that Canvas it does. It feels much easier to implement with younger students and allows them to be familiar with this type of platform before jumping into Canvas. Canvas does have more details in their features, but we feel it is better suited for high school to college-aged students.
Google Classroom has helped streamline my classroom. I am no longer bogged down by stacks of papers to read and grade. I am able to pull up my classes anywhere, I am also able to check on student progress and grade papers. I wish I would have started using it sooner.

Google Classroom Feature Ratings

Course authoring
8
Course catalog or library
Not Rated
Player/Portal
Not Rated
Learning content
Not Rated
Mobile friendly
10
Progress tracking & certifications
9
Assignments
9
Compliance management
Not Rated
Learning administration
9
Learning reporting & analytics
9
Social learning
9

Using Google Classroom

Users and Roles

25 - They are teachers at different grade levels.

Support Headcount Required

1 - Our IT department is a single person. He takes care of all of our infrastructure and software. With this said, we have some teachers who are Google Certified Educators and they are able to troubleshoot 95% of any troubles within Google Classroom. It is very user-friendly.

Business Processes Supported

  • Student Achievement
  • Teacher Workload

Likelihood to Renew

10

Evaluating Google Classroom and Competitors

Products Replaced

Not Sure

Key Differentiators

  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We implemented Chromebooks with our students, so Google Classroom was a natural extension of that. It was easy for teachers to use and learn the ins and outs. We also appreciated the value we were getting from this product.

Evaluation Lessons Learned

We would change anything because we are happy with our end result.

Google Classroom Implementation

Implementation

10
It was relatively easy to implement due to the simplicity of the platform. Even our more technology challenged teachers found it easy to get started with Google Classroom.

Implementation Details / Implementation Partner

  • Implemented in-house

Implementation Phases

Change Management Lessons

Change management was minimal

Using Google Classroom

Usability

10
It has increased our engagement and productivity. Teachers enjoy being able to have fewer papers to take back and forth from school.

Usability Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None

Easy Tasks

  • It is easy to upload assignments and documents into Google Classroom.
  • It is easy for our students to access Google Classroom.

Mobile Interface Availability and Impressions

Yes, but I don't use it

Google Classroom Reliability

Scalability

10
It is very easy to push out this program across our buildings. Teachers are able to use it without much trouble.

Reliability and Availability

9
We have had very little trouble in accessing Google Classroom. Our issues, if any, have risen from our server and not the Google servers.

Performance

9