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What are the design goals for classroom?

Hello all :-) 

What are the design goals for classroom? Our school is using classroom more and more as a center to organize information, but it isn't really working very well. 

I notice classroom seems REALLY good at reminding students about due dates for assignments via calendar, and interfacing with google docs. As an "organizer of information" I'm not sure google classroom is great. I compare google classroom to a service like moodle, and they seem like thy are designed for two different tasks. Classroom seems like a facebook wall for learning - which isn't great for topical or categorized information. 

This has led me to wonder, "what are the design goals of google classroom?". I've searched around for this, but not yet had luck finding an official google whitepaper about the design goals for classroom. 

What is it google classroom is supposed to do really well? 


Bill Mackenty
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Laurah Jurca
Laurah Jurca
Hi Bill,

Welcome to the Google for Education Help Forum. 

Google Classroom is designed as a document management system. The primary purpose of classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. It is not an LMS like Moodle. 

Please let me know if you have additional questions. 

Laurah Jurca
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Thank you for your help!
Kim Mattina
Kim Mattina

Welcome to the Google for Education forum! If you are looking for a way to organize posts on the stream, you can create topics for each post, which will help filter the stream.  You can certainly leave the team feedback on your suggestions by clicking on the ? at the bottom of the screen.  The team is constantly reviewing the feedback to improve the interface and functionality of Google Classroom.

I hope this helps.

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Hello Kimberly, 

Thank you for your reply. I understand (and like) topics, but I think our school is using google classroom in a way which isn't congruent with the design. This was the original intention of my question. 


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