Install & allowlist Classroom add-ons

This article is for administrators.

As a Google Workspace administrator, you can set up Classroom add-ons so teachers can share engaging activities and content with students. Add-ons can be attached to assignments, quiz assignments, questions, materials, or announcements.

What you need to use add-ons in Classroom

  • You must be using Google Workspace for Education Plus or the Teaching and Learning upgrade.
  • Add-ons can only be created and assigned on the web version of Classroom.
  • Add-ons can be viewed, completed, and graded on both the web and mobile versions of Classroom

Set up an add-on

There are 2 ways for administrators to set up an add-on:

  • Admin install: Install an add-on for teachers within a group, organizational unit, or domain.
    • Important: Only an admin can install some add-ons.
  • Allowlist: Allow teachers to individually install add-ons
    • Important:
      • Even when the Google Workspace Marketplace is set to "Allow users to install and run any app from the Marketplace," Classroom add-ons must be allowlisted individually. 
      • If Classroom add-ons were installed before July 2022 but aren’t allowlisted, these add-ons continue to run.

Admin install a Classroom add-on

From a browser:

  1. Go to Google Workspace Marketplace.
  2. At the top, select the “Works with” filter.
  3. Check the box next to Classroom.
  4. Click Done. Available Classroom add-ons are displayed.
  5. Click the add-on you want to install and then Install.

From the Admin console:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.
  2. Click Apps and then Google Workspace Marketplace apps and then Apps list.
  3. Click Install app.
  4. At the top, select the “Works with” filter.
  5. Check the box next to Classroom.
  6. Click Done. Available Classroom add-ons are displayed.
  7. Click the add-on you want to install and then Install.

Once an add-on is installed, it becomes available for teachers to use with assignments, quiz assignments, questions, materials, or announcements.

Allowlist a Classroom add-on

To manage your allowlist:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.
  2. Click Apps and then Google Workspace Marketplace apps and then Apps list.
  3. At the top, click Allowlist App.
  4. Select add-ons you want to add to your allowlist.
  5. To change your allowlist settings, under "Apps list," click Settings.

Once an add-on is allowlisted, unless the Admin Console setting is “Don’t allow users to install and run apps from the Marketplace,” teachers can create an assignment and install add-ons individually.

As a reminder, you are responsible for getting parental consent, where required, for the use of third-party applications.

FAQs

Do I need a subscription or licenses for each Classroom add-on?

Some Classroom add-ons require a subscription to access some or all of the content. Access to different add-ons varies by product.

To learn more about the requirements for an add-on, or to get support with using an add-on, find the add-on in Google Workspace Marketplace.

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