Thursday, December 11, 2014

Google Classroom - New Feature Added Dec. 10!

Another great new update to Google Classroom was added on December 10th!
Teachers now have the right to EDIT during the entire Assignment process in Google Classroom! Another long awaited feature! Thanks, Google!








I'm so excited that the Google Classroom team has updated Classroom with this new feature! Since Classroom was first released, the level of access that a teacher would have over student assignment files would differ, depending on where you and the students were in the process.

In the past, share permissions during an Assignment changed like this:

  1. At the beginning of the Assignment --> Teacher has Commenting Rights
  2. When student Turns In Assignment --> Teacher becomes the Owner
  3. When teacher Returns Assignment --> Teacher has Commenting Rights again

Many teachers didn't like the way this worked, mainly because when the teacher has Commenting Rights they can't see the Revision History of the document, and therefore can't see what changes the student has made to their work.

The Google Classroom team is so great at listening to users and responding to feedback! Now, the share permissions for the teacher has changed for the better!


The new share permissions during the Assignment process are now like this:

  1. At the beginning of the Assignment --> Teacher has Edit Rights
  2. When student Turns In Assignment --> Teacher becomes the Owner
  3. When teacher Returns Assignment --> Teacher has Edit Rights again
Because of this change, the teacher now has complete editing rights during the entire process, can also comment and make suggestions, and can always view the Revision History!