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The Ultimate Guide to Using Google Classroom Online for Remote Learning

In recent times, remote learning has become more prevalent than ever before. With the advancement of technology, educators and students have turned to online platforms to continue their educational journey. One such platform that has gained immense popularity is Google Classroom Online. This powerful tool offered by Google provides a seamless experience for both teachers and students, allowing them to connect and collaborate in a virtual classroom environment. In this ultimate guide, we will explore the various features and benefits of using Google Classroom Online for remote learning.

Getting Started with Google Classroom Online

Google Classroom Online is an intuitive platform that can be easily accessed by both teachers and students. To get started with this virtual classroom, teachers need to create a class and invite their students to join. Once the class is set up, teachers can organize their content by creating topics or units for different subjects or modules.

Within each topic, teachers can post assignments, announcements, and resources such as documents or links. Students can access these materials at any time from any device with an internet connection. Additionally, teachers can also schedule assignments or set due dates to keep track of progress.

Collaboration and Communication Tools

One of the key advantages of using Google Classroom Online is its robust collaboration and communication tools. Teachers can easily share files with their students through Google Drive integration. This allows students to work on assignments simultaneously in real-time or individually at their own pace.

Furthermore, Google Classroom Online provides a discussion board feature where teachers and students can engage in meaningful conversations related to assignments or topics covered in class. This fosters a sense of community within the virtual classroom environment.

Grading and Feedback

Google Classroom Online simplifies the grading process for teachers by providing them with a centralized platform where they can review student submissions, provide feedback, and assign grades. Teachers can access individual student work directly from the platform without the need for physical copies.

Moreover, Google Classroom Online allows teachers to create rubrics or grading criteria for assignments, making it easier to assess student performance. Teachers can leave comments on student work or provide feedback through in-line editing, enabling students to understand their strengths and areas for improvement.

Integration with Other Google Tools

Google Classroom Online seamlessly integrates with other Google tools, further enhancing the remote learning experience. For instance, teachers can create quizzes or assessments using Google Forms and assign them directly through Google Classroom Online. This saves time and ensures a smooth workflow.

Additionally, teachers and students can utilize other Google tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides within the platform itself. This enables collaborative document creation and editing without the need for external applications.

Google Classroom Online has revolutionized remote learning by providing a comprehensive platform that simplifies collaboration, communication, grading, and integration with other Google tools. Its user-friendly interface makes it accessible to both educators and students of all ages. By leveraging the power of technology and embracing virtual classrooms, teachers can ensure uninterrupted learning experiences for their students regardless of physical distance. So why wait? Start exploring the endless possibilities offered by Google Classroom Online today.

This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.


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This article is for teachers.

In Classroom, you can give a numeric mark, leave comment-only feedback or do both. You can also return assignments without marks.

You can mark and return work from:

  • The Student work page.
  • The Classroom marking tool.
  • The Marks page.

For instructions on the Marks page, go to View or update your student record .

For practice sets, learn how to mark a practice set assignment .

You can download marks for one assignment or for all assignments in a class.

Display assignments and import quiz marks

Go to classroom.google.com  and click Sign in.

Sign in with your Google Account. For example,  [email protected] or [email protected] .  Learn more .

  • Click the class.
  • At the top, click Classwork .
  • Select the assignment to display.
  • Tip: You can only get to the Student work page when the number isn't '0' for both 'Turned in' and 'Assigned'.
  • Assigned – Work that students have to hand in, including missing or unsubmitted work
  • Handed in – Work that students have handed in
  • Marked – Marked work that you’ve returned
  • Returned – Unmarked (non-marked) work that you've returned
  • (Optional) To see the students in a category, click Turned in , Assigned , Marked or Returned .
  • To see a student's submission, on the left, click a student's name, then click the assignment thumbnail.
  • At the top right, click Import marks .
  • Click Import to confirm. The marks autofill next to the students' names. Note: Importing marks overwrites any marks already entered.
  • (Optional) To return marks, next to each student whose mark you want to return, tick the box and click Return . Students can see their mark in Classroom and Forms.

Enter, review or change marks

  • Red – Missing work.
  • Green – Handed in work or draft mark.
  • Black – Returned work.
  • To open and review any file the student attached, click the thumbnail.
  • Alphabetical, for example letter marks (A to F) or proficiency (unsatisfactory to excellent)
  • Numeric, for example, 4-point scales
  • Custom marking scales, for example, emojis

Marking scales features work with:

  • Average mark calculation
  • SIS integration
  • Practice sets and forms auto-marking

You can enter a mark either for the number of points or, if you have marking scales set up, based on the levels on the marking scale. For example, if you have letter marks set up in your class and you assign a 10-point assignment, under 'Mark' you can:

  • Enter 'Good'
  • Select 'Good 8/10' from the drop-down menu
  • You and your co-teachers can find all marks in both points value and the level it corresponds to.
  • A student can find both the points value and the level it corresponds to if a mark is returned.
  • Next to the student's name, enter the mark. The mark saves automatically.
  • Enter marks for any other students.

You can enter marks and give your students personalised feedback with the Classroom marking tool. For instructions on using the marking tool, go to Give feedback on assignments .

  • Open a student assignment in the marking tool.


  • Under Mark , enter the mark.
  • On the left, click a student's name.
  • Click See history .
  • Next to a student's name, click the mark that you want to change.
  • Enter a new number. The new mark saves automatically.

and then

Return work or download marks

Students can’t edit any files attached to an assignment until you return it. When you return work, students get notifications if they’re turned on. You can return work, with or without a mark, to one or more students at a time.

You can start with the default marking scale options, or create your own marking scale.

  • Go to classroom.google.com .

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  • In 'Marking', under 'Marking scale', click Add .
  • Proficiency
  • Letter marks
  • 4-point scale
  • Create your own: Creates a custom marking scale.
  • Edit the level and values of your marking scale.

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  • On the right, tick the box next to the class that you want to copy your marking scale to. 
  • Click Select .
  • At the top right, click Save .
  • When you edit a default marking scale, it becomes a custom marking scale.
  • When you remove a custom marking scale that was previously used in a class, a confirmation dialogue displays, and you won't be able to access it again.
  • In the right panel, click a student's assignment.
  • (Optional) Enter a mark or feedback.
  • (Optional) To return the student's work, in the top-right corner, click Return


  • The student's assignment is marked Returned.
  • On the left, tick the box next to each student whose assignment you want to return.
  • Click Return and confirm.

Download marks to Sheets


Download marks to a CSV file

  • To download marks for one assignment, select Download these marks as CSV .
  • To download all marks for the class, select Download all marks as CSV . The file is saved to your computer.

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Google Classroom: Grading and Leaving Feedback

Lesson 4: grading and leaving feedback.


Grading and leaving feedback

After students submit assignments, you'll be able to review and grade them. Google Classroom gives each assignment its own page, making it easy to grade and leave feedback for your students.

Watch the video below to learn more about grading and leaving feedback.

Viewing an individual assignment

To view an assignment, you have two options. Start by navigating to the Classwork tab. Click the assignment you want to grade, then click View Assignment .

clicking View Assignment

Another option is to click the  Grades tab. From there, you can open the assignment you want to grade.

selecting an assignment

Either option will take you to the Student Work page for that assignment. This is where you'll be able to view each of your students' submissions and grade them.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the Student Work page.

Student Work Page interactive

Turned In Assignments

Here, you'll find a list of the students who have submitted the assignment.

The students in this list have yet to submit the assignment.

Click here to type the grade you'd like to give each assignment. Once you've graded an assignment, it will automatically be selected. You can then choose to return it to the student.

Total Points

This is the  total point value for the assignment. You can adjust it by clicking here and typing how many points you'd like the assignment to be worth.

Instructions Tab

In the Instructions tab , you can view the instructions for the assignment you're viewing.


Here, you'll find all of the assignments submitted by your class so far. Simply click one of them to open and view it.

Students in this list have graded assignments.

Grading assignments from the Student Work page

One way to grade students' assignments is on the Student Work page . Simply click the score next to any student's name, then type the grade you'd like to give. 

typing a grade of 100

After grading the assignments, you can select the checkbox beside each student's name and click Return . This will send the graded assignments back to the corresponding students.

clicking the Return button

Grading assignments with the grading tool

You can also grade an assignment using the  grading tool found within each individual submission. First, you'll need to click an assignment to open it.

clicking an assignment

On the right side of the screen, you'll find a column featuring the grading tool. In the  Grade field, you can type the grade you'd like to give. You can also leave feedback for students in the Private comments field.

typing a grade and showing where to add private comments

Once you've finished grading an assignment and are ready to share it with that student, you can click the Return button. To view other options, you can click the drop-down arrow. The Return this submission option only returns one grade at a time. If you have graded multiple assignments, the Return multiple submissions option can help you save time by returning grades to more than one student.

clicking the Return drop-down arrow to view menu options

A dialog box will ask you to confirm that you want to return the work to a certain number of students. Click Return .

clicking return

Viewing the class' grades as a whole

Under the Grades tab, you can see the grades for each assignment by student, along with the assignment's average grade and the class' overall average grade.

viewing the grades tab

To see overall grades, you will need to turn on Overall grade calculation in the Class' settings.

accessing overall grade calculation through class' settings

To see a particular student's work, click on their name. You can see what they have turned in, what has been returned, and if they are missing assignments.

seeing the assignments of a student

Google Classroom gives you the ability to export grades from assignments to Google Sheets . To export grades for assignments you've finished grading, go to any Student Work page, click the gear icon at the top-right, and select Copy all grades to Google Sheets .

clicking Copy All Grades to Google Sheets

Once you've created one of these spreadsheets, it's important to note that it will not update automatically . Whenever you grade more assignments, you'll need to export the grades again.

viewing the Google Sheet

If you're looking for a more detailed and customizable gradebook experience , there are plenty of third-party apps that work in conjunction with Google Classroom. You can find a list of them them on this page .



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As a teacher, how do I mark students' Google Classroom assignments using Lumin?

Lumin integrates with google classroom, allowing you to mark your students' turned-in assignments, and then sync the marked copy back to google classroom for grade dispersal..

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  • Click on the Student's name. 

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  • Go back to your Classroom and repeat the process for any other turned-in assignments.

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Grading periods in Google Classroom

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Why it’s important , getting started .

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users:  Grading periods can be set up in the Class Settings page . Visit the Help Center to learn more about creating or editing grading periods .

Rollout pace 

  • Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains : Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on June 2, 2023


  • Available to Education Plus and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Essentials Starter, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Frontline Starter, Frontline Standard, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard and Nonprofits
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts 


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Google Assignments, your new grading companion

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Instructors lose valuable time doing cumbersome tasks: writing the same comment on multiple essays, returning piles of paper assignments, and battling copy machine jams. These frustrations are most often felt by instructors with the highest teaching workloads and the least time. For the last five years, we’ve been building tools—like Classroom and Quizzes in Google Forms—to address these challenges. Now you can take advantage of these tools if you use a traditional Learning Management System (LMS). 

Assignments brings together the capabilities of Google Docs, Drive and Search into a new tool for collecting and grading student work. It helps you save time with streamlined assignment workflows, ensure student work is authentic with originality reports, and give constructive feedback with comment banks. You can use Assignments as a standalone tool and a companion to your LMS (no setup required!) or your school admin can integrate it with your LMS. Sign up today to try Assignments.

If you're one of the 40 million people using Classroom: you've got the best of Assignments already baked in, including our new originality reports . For everyone else, Assignments gives you access to these features as a compliment to your school’s LMS. 

Assignments is your tireless grading companion

Using an LMS can create more work than it saves: students turn in all kinds of files, you have to download and re-upload student files one-by-one, and what if students can keep editing after they already turned in their work? Assignments handles all this for you.

Assignments streamlines the creation and management of coursework, and tackles some of your biggest frustrations:

Stop typing the same feedback over and over by using a comment bank, and never worry about pressing the “save” button again

Check student work for originality and automatically lock work once it’s turned in

Assign files with the option to send each student a copy (no more copy machines!)

Grade assignments for an entire class with a student switcher and rubrics, and review any file type without leaving your grading interface

Comment and leave suggestions on student work with Google Docs

Instructors and students can attach anything to assignments: Docs or Word files for papers, spreadsheets for data analysis, slides for presentations, sites for digital portfolios or final projects, Colab notebooks for programming exercises, and much more. 

Help students turn in their best work with originality reports

With originality reports in Assignments, you can check student work for missed citations and possible plagiarism without interrupting your grading workflow. When students turn in a document, Assignments will check students’ text against hundreds of billions of web pages and tens of millions of books. 

If you enable originality reports on an assignment, students can also check their work for authenticity (a limited number of times) to correct issues, turn in their best work, and save instructors time grading. Since both you and your students can see originality reports, they’re designed to help you teach your students about authenticity and academic integrity. 

Getting started with Assignments

Starting today, you can sign up to get access to Assignments when it becomes available in a few weeks. Assignments will be available for free as part of G Suite for Education and can be used by instructors alongside or integrated with an LMS. 

Instructors can use Assignments even if your school has an LMS. There’s no setup required, all you need is to sign up and have a school-issued Google account. 

Admins can turn on access to Assignments within your LMS. Assignments is available as an LTI tool, which provides a more integrated experience and enables roster syncing and grade transmission to your LMS gradebook. Assignments is an improved and expanded version of Course Kit, so if you’re already in the Course Kit beta, you’ll automatically have access to Assignments. 

If you use Canvas, we’ve worked with their team to complement the Assignments LTI tool with a set of additional features that make Docs and Drive work seamlessly across all Canvas assignments. 

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How to use the Google Classroom Grading Integration to provide real-time feedback and intervention on in-progress assignments.

The “Grade with Kami” integration inside of Google Classroom is designed to make grading assignments much easier by giving teachers a wide variety of tools, easy access to the student's work, and making it easy for the student to view that feedback by automatically sharing the teachers' annotations back to the file.

However, you don’t have to wait until the files have been turned in to view the student's work-in-progress, as the integration allows for that as well.

To view the student’s in-progress work, first make sure that the Kami Chrome Extension is installed onto the teacher's device, as the Google Classroom assignment integration cannot be used without it. Then you can access the user's work by following these steps;

1. Open Google Classroom

2. select the kami assignment you want to check, and click “view instructions” or select the numbers under turned in/assigned.

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3. Make sure the “Student Work” tab is selected

marking assignments in google classroom

4. Click on the student file you want to check/give feedback on

marking assignments in google classroom

5. Tick the “Grade with Kami” button under the submitted files.

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This will load the selected student’s assignment file, and you can start annotating to add feedback, guidance, or intervention as necessary.

Once you have finished grading one person's work, you can use the arrows at the top of the grading screen to cycle to the next student’s work.


If you need to demonstrate the answer to a particular question, but don’t want to leave the full steps, or draw over the student's work, one possible method would be to use the screen capture comment to demonstrate the working for that problem, and then erase the annotations used to demonstrate it, or create them in a separate instance of Kami.

When you are viewing the student's assigned files in Kami, you should be able to see two user icons in the bottom right, next to the page numbers. This can actually be used to check if a student has started working, as those icons won’t appear until more than one person has accessed the file through Kami. If those icons aren’t visible on the “Grade with Kami” window, then the student has not started their work yet.

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