Google Classroom has new ordering rules on Classwork page

posted Apr 17, 2019, 10:59 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 17, 2019, 11:00 AM ]

What do I need to know?

From April 17, 2019, any new classes created in Google Classroom will experience new ordering rules on the Classwork page. New topics or items posted to the Classwork page in these new classes will start to appear at the top of the page instead of the bottom. Google has made this change to improve the user experience of Classroom based on teacher feedback. This feature will not be supported by versions of the mobile app which are older than 2.2019.06301 on iOS and on Android.

What does this mean for me and my students?

Users running mobile versions of the Classroom app older than the above-mentioned versions will not see the order they set on Classroom web for their Classwork pages in new classes within the mobile apps. Additionally, assignments posted via these older mobile app versions, will not post to the top of the page.

What do I need to do?

To enable you and your students view the new ordering on mobile, please update your devices (via the Play and App Stores) so that they are running the latest versions of the Android and iOS apps.

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What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what's due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom. They can also create secure quizzes using Google Forms.

Our district targets Google Classroom for elementary school teachers and Canvas for secondary school teachers. The district encourages elementary school teachers to explore using Google Classroom, and it can be used by any district teacher upon request.  See the district's Google Classroom page for instructions.

However, the district urges secondary school teachers to explore using the more powerful Canvas LMS, which includes the ability to export grades to PowerTeacher Pro and is licensed for use across grades 6-12.