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Google Classroom Sessions / Series




Google Classroom is a free blended and learning management system that allows educators to create online classes where they can then enroll students, distribute, grade or return assignments, communicate with individuals or entire classes, send feedback, and see everything in one place. With Google Workspace for Education or public Google account, Classroom is available to anyone in any browser and is even a downloadable app on iOS and Android devices.

This series covers the basics through advanced features of Google Classroom. Sessions can be modified to match the needs of the scheduling agency and additional sessions can be added upon request.

Google Classroom 1: Basics and Beyond: begins with the basics of Google Classroom. Topics include: steps of creating classes, changing themes, class codes, assignment streams, adding topics, enrolling students, adding co-teachers, organizing streams, calendaring, grading, the grade book, how students turn in assignments, ideas on viewing a classroom as a student, and more. Homework may be assigned for succeeding parts of this series.

Google Classroom 2: Intermediate and Advanced: basic features are revisited then intermediate, and advanced topics are covered including: the teacher grade book, grading, status of assignments, tips on managing the class stream, duplicating assignments, archiving, adding form quizzes, share techniques, and tips for getting the most out of an online Classroom.

Google Classroom 3 - More!: an advanced session that builds upon the skills already in place or after an Intermediate session. Topics to be determined by the site PD coordinator or administrator.


All participants must have basic computer skills, be somewhat familiar with Google Drive, and know their logon for a public Google ( or Google Workspace for Education ( account. Additional prerequisites may be added per session.


OTAN Certificates of Attendance are awarded only for workshop sessions to those that are pre-registered and attend at least 75% of the scheduled time.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.