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Google Classroom: how to use the virtual classroom as a teacher and student | Education

Google Classroom is Google?s virtual classroom. The application, available for Android phones and iPhone (iOS) is an option for teachers who wish to complement their classes with content at a distance. The Classroom allows you to attach activities and materials in PDF, in addition to allowing the creation of quick questions that can be answered through multiple choice or short answers.

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Check out how to use Google Classroom as a teacher and student in the following tutorial. The walkthrough teaches you how to log in and enter a virtual room via the app, and shows how Google Classroom works for both a tutor and a student on a distance learning course.

Google Classroom an application that works like a virtual classroom Photo: Beatriz Cardoso / TechTudoGoogle Classroom an application that works like a virtual classroom Photo: Beatriz Cardoso / TechTudo

Google Classroom an application that works like a virtual classroom Photo: Beatriz Cardoso / TechTudo

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Using Google Classroom with a teacher account

Step 1. Download the Google Classroom from the TechTudo Downloads page. Touch "First Steps" and choose a Gmail account to access Google Classroom. To login with another account, select the "Add Account" option;

Add a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 2. To create a class, check the "+" icon in the upper left corner of the screen. A notification appears on the screen. If you are not using Google Classroom at a school with students and only as a complement to classes, the school is not required to register with G Suite for Education. Confirm the warning and press "Continue";

Create virtual classrooms with Googe Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroCreate virtual classrooms with Googe Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Create virtual classrooms with Googe Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 3. In "Create Class", add the "Class name", "Seo", "Room" and "Discipline" for which you want to publish the activities. When finished, tap "Create". The class is created and all published activities will be saved in the "Mural" section;

The classes are visible in "Mural" in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroThe classes are visible in "Mural" in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

The classes are visible in "Mural" in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 4. To add other teachers or students to your class, select "People". You can add students by inviting them to join the group by requests sent via email, or you can provide the "Class Code". If you want to invite them by e-mail, check the icon next to "Students" and provide your e-mails. Press "Add recipient" and then "Invite";

Add teachers and students to your virtual classroom in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd teachers and students to your virtual classroom in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add teachers and students to your virtual classroom in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 5. To create an activity, access the "Activities" tab on the bottom bar. Touch the "+" icon and select the creation option you want, such as "Activity", "Question", "Material" and "Topic";

Add activities, questions and miscellaneous materials in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd activities, questions and miscellaneous materials in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add activities, questions and miscellaneous materials in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 6. Add a title and description for your activity. You can change the activity score in "Points", and add a "Delivery date" and a "Topic";

Easily create activities in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduction / Clara FabroEasily create activities in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro

Easily create activities in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro

Step 7. To add a question, select "Question" and describe the question for students to answer. Answers can be delivered as "Short Answer" or "Multiple Choice", and options like "Students can edit the answer" and "Students can answer each other" can be selected by the teacher;

Create questions for students to answer in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroCreate questions for students to answer in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Create questions for students to answer in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 8. To add a material, such as attached files or PDF documents, select "Material". Add a title and description for the material. When finished, tap "Save";

Add materials with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd materials with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add materials with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 9. You can still add attachments, such as Google Drive documents, website links, files saved on the device, photos, videos and PDF documents in your activities, questions and materials. To do this, select the clip cone in the upper right corner of the screen;

Add links to websites and Google Drive documents, as well as PDFs in your tasks in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd links to websites and Google Drive documents, as well as PDFs in your tasks in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add links to websites and Google Drive documents, as well as PDFs in your tasks in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 10. You can also schedule your activity, select the ellipsis in the upper right corner of the screen, under "Schedule" and add the date when the activity will be available. Confirm the action in "Program";

It is also possible to schedule the date of display of your activities to students in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroIt is also possible to schedule the date of display of your activities to students in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

It is also possible to schedule the date of display of your activities to students in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 11. You can also send the activity right after its creation. Just select the plane icon in the upper right corner of the screen. The activities are saved on the "Wall" and can be accessed at any time.

All activities are saved in "Mural" and can be accessed at any time Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAll activities are saved in "Mural" and can be accessed at any time Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

All activities are saved in "Mural" and can be accessed at any time Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

How Google Classroom works for students

Step 1. Download the Google Classroom from the TechTudo Downloads page. Select "First Steps" and choose a Gmail account to access Google Classroom. To login with another account, press "Add Account";

Add a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroAdd a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add a Gmail account to start a Google Classroom session Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 2. Touch the "+" icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then select "Join the Class";

Join classes with Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroJoin classes with Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Join classes with Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 3. Insert the class code to be sent by the teacher at the indicated location, and press "Participate". You will have access to the Class Wall, with all attachments sent by the teacher;

Join the class through the code generated by Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroJoin the class through the code generated by Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Join the class through the code generated by Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 4. To access a material, tap on the "New material" tab on the Class Wall;

Access the materials published by your teacher in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro Access the materials published by your teacher in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Access the materials published by your teacher in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 5. To answer a question, tap on the "New question" tab and add your answer at the location indicated. When finished, press "Deliver";

Answer the questions posted on the Google Classroom wall Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro Answer the questions posted on the Google Classroom wall Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Answer the questions posted on the Google Classroom wall Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 6. To deliver an activity, tap on the "New activity" tab. Go to "Your work" and add the attachment for the activity developed. You can still add private comments to the teacher. When finished, confirm the action in "Deliver";

Deliver activities with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro Deliver activities with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Deliver activities with PDF attachments in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Step 7. To add a public comment on the class wall, select "Add class comment" on any of the tabs created by the teacher. Write your comment and press the airplane icon to send. These comments will be visible to the whole class.

Add visible comments to the class in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro Add visible comments to the class in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Add visible comments to the class in Google Classroom Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

Ready! In a few steps, materials can be published by teachers, and activities can be accessed and answered by students in the class.

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