What Is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom enables teachers to create an online classroom area in which they can manage all the documents that their students need. Documents are stored on Google Drive and can be edited in Drive’s apps, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and so on. But what separates Google Classroom from the regular Google Drive experience is the teacher/student interface, which Google designed for the way teachers and students think and work.

What does Google Classroom do?

Google Classroom sits between you and Google Drive and provides a teacher/student-friendly way of managing classroom documents. Here’s what you can do with Google Classroom:

  • Make assignments: The main thing you, as the teacher, will do with Google Classroom is making homework assignments for your students. When you create an assignment, you can upload the necessary documents for the students to read or work on. Students receive e-mail notification of new assignment. The students “turn in” the assignments when finished, and you can then grade the assignments.

  • Make announcements: If you have a quick announcement for the entire class, you can quickly type in the announcement, which is e-mailed to all your students in the class.

  • Store classroom materials: The materials you add to an assignment aren’t the only documents you can store. You can store any other necessary documents for students on Google Drive.

  • Allow students to interact: Students have the ability to comment on assignments and announcements, as well as e-mail each other through the Classroom interface.

When you create documents for your students, you may want to use the Google apps, such as Google Docs and Sheets, rather than third-party applications, like Microsoft Word or Excel. The reason for this is that Google apps are fully integrated with Classroom, whereas with third-party apps you need to do a lot of downloading, converting, and re-uploading of documents. So, when a student opens a Google Doc to work on, changes are automatically saved in the document on Google Drive, which you can then grade when completed, without having to download or re-upload the document.

How to get started with Google Classroom

Like other Google applications, you need a Google account to use it. But not just any Google account will do for Classroom; you need a Google Apps for Education account. This is different than your standard Google account. Follow the steps below to set one up.

Make sure you have all the appropriate permissions to set this up from your institution and/or department.

  1. Open a Web browser and go to classroom.google.com. You have to sign in with a Google account.

  2. If you’re using a regular Google account, you’ll see a message that says “Sorry! Classroom is only available for Google Apps for Education Users at this time.” Click the Get Started with Apps button.

  3. On the Google Apps for Education page, you can read all about the service, or just click the Get Apps Today button in the top right.

  4. Fill out the form with your institutional information and click Next.

  5. Most likely, your school has a Web site and you’ll want to use that. Click the Use a Domain Name I Have Already Purchased option and type in the domain (see Figure 1).

  6. Click Next.

  7. Type in the username and password that you want to use.

  8. Type in the requested text in the picture to prove you’re not a robot, check the Read-and-Agree box, and click Accept and Signup.

Google creates your account and logs you in to the admin portal. From there, you’ll have to verify your domain, which means you’ll have to prove you “own” it. If you’re using your school’s domain, you’ll need your Webmaster’s help on that step.

If, in Step 5, you don’t have a domain that you can use, you can purchase your own through Google. A .com or .org domain costs $12 per year; a .net domain costs $10. If you choose this option, you’ll be lead through the purchase process; you’ll need a credit card to charge the domain fee to.

Google Classroom In Pandemic

As the whole world suffers from pandemic situations, because of this social distancing becomes essential and governments were compelled to enforced lockdown which affects the studies economy lifestyle etc. In short Google Classroom became more effective in those days.


Here I want to state some frequently asked questions by people about Google Classroom:

Who can use Google Classroom?

Google Classroom can be used by everyone as it is a free service for everyone having Google accounts. Mostly teachers and students can access google classroom with the help of information provided by their schools. Furthermore, it has many other features for home schools and others. It is also free for the institution having E-suit for education or E-suit for Non-profit.

Can I install Google Classroom on my laptop?

Yes, you can install this useful application on your smartphones, computers, laptops etc for free. You can get your work online through this platform on your laptops and can access other useful Google applications like Google Docs, Google Drive etc.

Is G mail account necessary to access Google Classroom?

You don’t need to have G mail account but the administrators must send notifications to students. Otherwise, it can work without Google Classroom. If you have your mail connection so you can get notifications from Google Classroom.

How do teachers use Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is beneficial for students and teachers. This platform provides all educators with flexible and helpful features. Here I am discussing how teachers can get benefits through Google Classroom

  • Teachers can organize their online classes very well with this platform. As this platform integrates with very useful Google Education tools like Google Drive, Google Docs etc and also with Calendar, which helps the teachers to assign their assignments with a due date.
  • It is a well-organized digital platform where teachers can receive and deliver student work, course material and assignments. Moreover, teachers can do amendments in assignments etc and also repost them at a different time as this application keeps your database safe and protected with long term storage.
  • Teachers can do their announcements and publish reminders about the assignments and assessments. Furthermore, this forum also allows the teachers to communicate their students simply about their work progress. Similarly, teachers can contact their students individually so they can discuss all their problems and clear all the confusions.
  • Teachers can give remarks and timely feedback to their students work with Google Classroom. Also, it has the feature of creating quizzes, worksheets etc, where it automatically grades students work too. So it consumes you less time.

Do teachers teach live like Zoom?

Not usually, but Google offers in this pandemic teachers and students premium features of Hangout Meets for free where it allows meeting with 250 people and also live to stream with videos. Also, it has the recording feature which makes it’s self convenient for teachers indeed.

How safe is Google Classroom?

Google classroom is very secure and convenient for its users through the following ways

  • Users can interact to trusted people through this platform.
  • You can control your data privacy settings.
  • Every content created by the user is examined and monitored, so there is no chance of irrelevant and inappropriate content.
  • You can report unauthentic.

Disadvantages Of Google Classroom?

Google Classroom has also some defects like

  • Untrusted people like adults or strangers can in touch you easily.
  • Your information is shared for public interactions.
  • It is not clear that you can report cyberbullying or abuse.

Can Students upload their file?

Yes, students can attach their files like Docs file, Drive file etc. Moreover, you can also attach images, links. Here they also edit and view their assignments too.

Is Google Classroom is free to download?

Yes, this constructive application Google Classroom is free to download for Schools and person having Google account. You can avail the benefits of this application for free of cost.

How students upload their homework by smartphone?

You can upload your by following just 3 simple steps

  1. Firstly, Download the application from play store or open the web link classroom.google.com.
  2. Sign in your account with your Google account.
  3. Open your class by adding code provided by your institution.
    4.Click on assignment.
  4. Click on Add or create, here you can create your assignments or attach your files, links, images etc.
  5. Then click on Handin.

What happens to deleted assignments on the classroom?

If you have deleted any assignment so all the comments and data related to it also disappeared but your assignment remains in your Drive of your phone memory.


I Short I tried to discuss all the FAQS related to Google Classroom. It is a very helpful platform for all educators. It also keeps your data secure with its long term memory. Along with it becomes more practical in a pandemic.