What's new in Classroom

We add new features to Classroom frequently. This page provides a description of each new feature and a link to more information on using it in Classroom. Check this page each month to see what we added.

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January 2020

Blog post (English only)

New features:

  • Originality reports—Teachers can now turn on originality reports for 3 assignments per class. For students, the reports highlight source material in their work and flag missing citations so they can improve their writing. After students submit work, teachers can view reports to verify academic integrity and provide feedback from the grading tool.

    Admins can upgrade to unlimited originality reports with G Suite Enterprise for Education.

  • Rubrics—Teachers can now create and reuse rubrics. As students complete work, they can check an assignment’s rubric to help stay on track. When teachers grade rubrics, level selections automatically calculate a total grade that can also be adjusted manually. After work is returned, students can quickly check their rubric feedback.

    More about rubrics:

    • Customizable—Up to 50 criteria and 10 performance levels
    • Shareable—Import and export options when you create assignments
    • Reusable—Reuse a rubric in another assignment

Note: Rubrics is rolling out course by course, and will be fully available in a few days. 

New mobile features: 

New beta programs:

Recent updates

September 2019

New mobile features:

New features:

  • Classroom with the Classwork page—All classes now have the Classwork page. The previous version of Classroom without the Classwork page was discontinued. Classes that used the previous version were converted to include the Classwork page on September 4, 2019.

    To learn more about the conversion, go to Classroom classes without the Classwork page.

August 2019

New features:

  • Originality reports beta—You can now sign up for Originality reports beta. Teachers can turn on Originality reports when they create an assignment. For more information, go to Sign up for Classroom beta programs.

June 2019

Blog post (English only)

New features:

  • Archive a class—Teachers can now archive classes on iOS mobile devices.
  • Redesigned student assignment page—Students can submit work and communicate with their teachers easier than ever. For details, go to Submit an assignment.

Gradebook:

New beta programs:

  • Sync grades to your SIS—Teachers can push grades directly from Classroom to their student information system (SIS). To express interest, admins can go to the beta interest sign-up form.
  • Rubrics—Teachers can create and save custom rubrics to grade assignments and share feedback with students. To express interest, teachers or admins can go to the rubrics beta sign-up form.

May 2019

New Android features:

New iOS feature:

  • Student selector—Teachers can randomly select students to call on with the Student selector.

April 2019

New features:

New Android features:

March 2019

New features:

February 2019

New features:

January 2019

Blog post (English only)

New features:

  • New look—Fresh new design and lots of new themes.
  • Drag-and-drop classwork—Quickly organize entire topics or individual posts on the Classwork page.
  • Quickly see and share a class code—Class codes now at the top of the Stream page for each class.
  • Swipe for options—Quickly delete or edit posts by swiping left on your mobile screen (iOS only).

Previous updates

Go to the Classroom updates archive

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