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How to Assign Student Work with Google Classroom

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide for teachers about how to assign work to students using Google Classroom for digital classroom lessons and distance learning to teach remotely.

Google Classroom is user-friendly, but anything new can be confusing for those of us who aren’t necessarily teacher-techy.


No fears!

Here’s a quick, easy-to-follow guide for assigning student work with Google Classroom. You can do this!

Go ahead and open Google Classroom and create your class. Give your classes names like “Period 1” or “Morning ELA” so you can quickly identify the class you want.


1) Your class’s unique code is identified here. That code will be needed when adding students to your class. You can add students directly or give the code to students, and they can join the class.

Click “Classwork.”


2) Click “Create” and then click on the dropdown menu and choose “Assignment.”


3) Give your new assignment a Title, and then you choose to add instructions to your students, points, due date, an optional rubric, and choose to which students you want the work assigned.


4) Click the “Add” tab, and you can attach a Google Drive assignment, link to a website, add a file (such as a PDF, Word, or PowerPoint document), or attach a YouTube video for students to watch.


5) Find the file you want to share with your students and double-click on it. That will bring up a box with a dropdown menu.


6) IMPORTANT:  On the dropdown menu, choose “Make a copy for each student.” You want to make sure each student receives their own copy of the file so that your file isn’t being shared and changed when they begin to interact with the file! Students will be making changes to their own copies of the file.


7) Next, you should double-check the points, due date, and other details to make sure you didn’t forget to add anything important.

8) Click the “Assign” button.

**You can also choose the down arrow by “Assign” and choose the “Schedule” option if you’d like to select a date in the future. A calendar will open up, and you can choose the date and the time you want the assignment posted.


Click here for Step-By-Step Help with Converting PDF Worksheets to Digital for Distance Learning.

Click here for Step-by-Step Help with How to Assign Just One or Two Slides in Google Classroom – If you need to assign only a couple of pages from a resource, check out this article!

Try Kami (free) for Learning Management Systems:

If you plan to use Google Classroom, there’s also a FREE Google Chrome Extension that you can use. Here’s a tutorial from Kami:

Click HERE for the Kami Tutorial

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