Google’s new dedicated teaching tool ‘Classroom’ is finally out of the three-month testing phase, making its way to the Google Apps for Education suite officially.
Google Classroom, unveiled in May, is an online tool which helps teachers in creating, organizing, collecting, managing and grading assignments, all online by integrating Google Drive, Docs, and Gmail for the purpose.
The online educational tool aims at boosting communication channels between teachers and students as it allows teachers to constantly stay in touch with their students.
Teachers can use the online tool to monitor exactly who has completed the assignment or who has missed the deadline, review work , allot grades and give feedback individually as well as post general announcements.
The educational tool was first introduced in beta on May 5 in time with Teacher Appreciation Day in over a dozen schools and universities. The company claimed Classroom to be completely ad free and will never use the students’ data for any sort of advertising purposes.
Announcing the Google Classroom Product, Product Manager Zach Yeskel, in a post on the Google Enterprise Blog, said the response that the company received after launching Classroom beta back in May was very exciting with more than 100,000 educators from more than 45 countries signing up for a preview.
Yeskel said the company’s goal behind introducing Classroom is to help teachers spend more time teaching and less time shuffling papers.
Available in 42 languages, Classroom is now open for all Google Apps for Education users.