Google Classroom is a free web service developed by Google for schools that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

  1. To get started go to the Google Classroom app which can be found under your google apps or by searching for it on the search engine.
    Clicked on Google Apps , scrolled down to the green and yellow Google Classroom icon
  2. When you open it for the first time it’ll ask you whether you are a student or a teacher. We will be selecting Teacher. You can’t use your hawkmail account to make classrooms.
    Google Classroom, Pick your role between Student, left and Teacher, right, circled
  3. This webpage will appear after you select your role. When you have classes they will be listed on the page.
    Regular Google Classroom page with Create or Join your first class? on the top right
  4. To join or create a class click on the “+” button and those two options will appear.
    Create or join class button on the top right corner with sub tab options, Join Class and Create Class, circled
  5. If you select Join class this small screen will appear asking for the class code to connect to the correct class. This code will be provided by the teacher of that class.
    Join Class small window, ask your teacher for the class code, then enter it here. Input place for class code. On the bottom are two options cancel and Join
  6. If you select Create class this small screen will appear asking you to write in the class name, section, subject, and room.
    Create a class small window, Input options are Class name, Section, Subject, and Room. The options cancel and Create are on the bottom.
  7. Once you press CREATE, you’ll be brought to your new digital classroom.Stream page on your new google classroom page
  8. There are three tabs listed on the top of your of your webpage: Stream, Classwork, and People. Stream is the page that you start on. This is where you will communicate with your class by posting announcements and responding to student posts.
    Stream tab on google classroom, circled with upcoming widget on the left and announcements located in the middle
  9.  Under the Classwork tab,  create Assignments and Questions, organize work into Topics. For more on this go to Adding to the Classwork tab in Google Classroom.Classwork tab on google classroom, Assign work for your class here, a create content button located on the top left.
  10. Under the People tab, you can manage both the teachers and the students in this classroom, also access each student’s assignments. For more on this go to Adding Students in Google Classroom.
    People's tab in google classroom,circled, with sections of Teachers and students in the class