Google Meet Link
The Google Meet link is no longer posted in the banner of your Classroom. You will now see a separate box on the top left of your screen with the Meet data.
If you click on the three dots, and then click “Manage”
You can now edit your settings here, (rather than using the settings wheel)
To reset the Meet link, click on the drop down arrow beside the Meet link. You can also make the link visible/invisible to students with the toggle switch.
Co-Teachers are now automatically co-hosts in Google Meet
Google Meet now has the ability to add co-hosts to your Meet. When you are in the meet, you can do this by clicking on the three dots next to a participants name and selecting “Add as co-host”
If you have a co-teachers in your Classroom, they will automatically be a host of the Meet when they join.
Upcoming Changes to Google Classroom (coming later this year)
A number of apps including Kahoot, EdPuzzle and Newsela will be embedded right into the Google Classroom. This means that when you post a link to one of these applications, the app will open right in the Classroom and not on a new page. As well, students will no longer need to login to the application, thus simplifying the process.
A very exciting change that I am sure all educators will appreciate is the student engagement update. With this update, teachers in the Google Classroom will be able to see data such as which students submitted assignments or commented on a post on a particular day. This will be a fantastic way to see how students are interacting with the Google Classroom!
Scheduling Assignments to Multiple Classrooms
Coming later this year, teachers will be able to post the same assignment to multiple Classrooms. You will also be able to assign separate due dates for each Classroom. This will be a great time saver for teachers who use multiple Classrooms!
Students submitting better pictures of work
A big frustration for teachers is receiving multiple files for one assignment or when students submit work that is horizontal or upside down! With this update coming up students will be able to rotate and crop their work after a picture is taken and merge multiple photos into one document.