Thursday, September 22, 2016

Parents and Google Classroom

Google recently announced parent summaries in Google Classroom.  Here’s what parents/guardians will see:

  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers
Parents only see their own student- and they do not see grades.  Parent accounts are linked to each student account- so once these accounts are linked, it will link in all classrooms.  Maybe we could get one group of educators (perhaps ELA?) to invite the parents and then they would have access to all classes. There is also the chance to add multiple contacts.

You can invite parents/guardians from the Student tab:
Students in August test.png

Due to security reasons, parents/guardians must have a Google account (it doesn’t have to be a gmail account).  Parents/guardians can use their existing email to create the Google account. Here is a detailed post from Alice Keeler for creating a Google account with a nongmail email address.

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