In August 2018, we introduced a new version of Classroom with additional features, including a Classwork page to help teachers organize classwork. Teachers could also choose to revert to the previous version of Classroom.
The previous version (without the Classwork page) will be deprecated and discontinued on September 4, 2019. As a result, from September 4, 2019, instructors will no longer have the option to remove the Classwork page or revert to the previous version.
Any classes still using the previous version will be automatically converted to the new version starting on September 4, 2019.
What does this mean for teachers?
Any classes you have in the previous version will be automatically converted to the new version starting on September 4, 2019.
- Class materials in the Class Settings page will not be carried over to the converted classes. You can still access these materials (excluding YouTube content) in your Drive folder.
- You can create a similar experience by adding the same materials to the Classwork page.
- If you use the previous version of Classroom, you can convert it to the new version before September 4 by adding the Classwork page.
What should admins do?
Although instructors will be advised of this change through in-product notifications starting in August, we recommend that you notify instructors in your domain of this update.