Google Classroom

Who Uses Google Classroom?

Learning management system designed for schools, non-profits, and private organizations that helps create virtual classrooms, manage calendars, communicate announcements, and more.

What Is Google Classroom?

Collaboration tool that allows educators to create assignments, receive feedback, assess progress, share information, and more

Google Classroom Details

Google

http://www.google.com

Founded 2012

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US$8.00/month
US$49.00/month
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Free Version

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Free Trial

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Google Classroom deployment and support

Support

  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Google Classroom Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Publishing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Questions
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learning Management
  • Media Import
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Language
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Storyboarding
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • VR/AR Compatibility
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
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  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Management
  • Learning Management
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Parent Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
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  • Content Management
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  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
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  • Assessment Management
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  • Built-in LMS
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  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Management
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  • Content Management
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  • Interactive Content
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  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
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  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • File Sharing
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
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  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
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Google Classroom Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.7

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Samiksha N.
Computer Teacher
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/7/2020

"Google Classroom provides effective learning environment at home."

Comments: I have been running my classes in Google Classroom by integrating it with Google Hangouts Meet and Google Forms. I am loving it!

Pros: Google Classroom lets its user to host online classes and manage them effectively. The application is easy to adapt and packs a lot of essential functions. Teachers can give assignments to their students via Google Classroom and the students have to submit it by attaching files within the date fixed by the host. And the host gives marking to the assignments. It can be used by integrating it along with other sites provided by Google to make the learning process more effective.

Cons: Google Classroom has all of the features required to run online classes effectively and I have never faced any problems using it.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/7/2020
Chamroeunrith C.
IT Manager
Education Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/10/2020

"Google Classroom best platform for Distance Learning"

Comments: well, I can recommend google classroom for teacher who use for distance learning with student during covid situations. teacher not require high knowledge to use google classroom. also student are able to get their lesson and material faster than moodle.

Pros: - fully integrated with the Google Features such as video, lesson, track answer, integrated to assignment as well.
- work on all devices, smart phone, laptop, chrome book etc. easy for student to use.
- Integrated with meeting as well for live training.
- Live record with meeting and integrated to google classroom.

Cons: - less features than moodle, moodle can customized the detail features than google classroom.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/10/2020
Andrea C.
Teacher
E-Learning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/5/2021

"A Great Tool"

Comments: Overall, I would recommend Google Classroom to anyone. I have found it to be an excellent platform to use as a Teacher.

Pros: Google Classroom has been a fantastic platform. I was forced to use an online platform to teach to due COVID 19. I was hesitant at first but I absolutely love Google Classroom. It is very user friendly and everything is paperless. I can quickly comment on students' work and they can work at their own pace. The grading system is easy to use. Our school uses the platform with Sycamore School Online Management System, and every has been working out well.

Cons: I have not seen any features which could be improved that would directly apply to Google Classroom. Unfortunately, students' handwriting skills appear to have declined a bit as they are using the computers more often now rather than writing. But overall, Google Classroom has been great.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/5/2021
Robin L.
Teacher
E-Learning, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/4/2021

"Google Classroom Lacks Many Features"

Comments: In a pinch, with online learning during the pandemic, Google Classroom has given us a way to communicate with students and assign/collect student work. It is relatively easy to learn to use given time to adjust to this type of platform. However, there are features that it lacks - grade transfer to grading programs, ease of duplicating AND scheduling work at the same time for multiple classes to name a couple.

Pros: It is relatively easy to set up a class and invite students to join. You will likely need to watch a tutorial first, but after that, it is pretty straightforward. I like that it time-stamps submitted work. you know exactly the time a student turned something in. The ability to ask a simple multiple-choice question (I only gave the option of one answer - the word "here:)makes it easy to have students check-in for attendance purposes.

Cons: There is no easy way to transfer scores from Google Classroom to our grading system. There are no built-in comments when responding to student work. You cannot create assignments that can be both scheduled and added to multiple classes at the same time. For example, I have 3 sections of Geometry. I have to create an assignment and schedule for one class, then share and redo the scheduling for each of the other 2 classes. There is no way to hide old assignments so that students can't go back several weeks and try to submit old/late work, particularly at the end of each marking period. I don't like the fact that many educators have already asked for some of the features I feel are lacking, and yet updates have not been made.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/4/2021
Verified Reviewer
Teaching
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/3/2021

"Importance Google classroom"

Comments: Google classroom solved number of tasks for each class of different subjects. It helps alot during covid 19.

Pros: It provides most of features which I need for solving my daily bases Task for my classes.
I can take attendence.
I cna share notes and handouts.
I can take quiz during time with record of time, answers etc.

Cons: Limited space is a big issue. Another missing feature is that we cannot take print of quiz form like a ms word. The pdf version needs alot of pages.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/3/2021