This week, Google begins rolling out Google Classroom free of charge to Google Apps for Education domains. Google Classroom offers teachers a basic, easy-to-use, system for creating and collecting assignments through Google Apps (yes, it is paperless!).
Google Classroom has features, including:
- Automatically make document copies for each student
- Create folders in Drive for each assignment
- Let students track due dates on an Assignments page
- Let teachers track student work and progress
- Enable real-time feedback and grades
The rollout is happening over the next few weeks, so Google Apps for Education users should go to classroom.google.com within their domain to see if the service is active.