Google opens Classroom for everyone – Provides more flexibility for collaboration among teachers and students

Google Classroom – the blended learning platform by the tech giant is now open for all users who don’t have account in G Suite for education. Initially the new user joining the google classroom will be able to able to join classes and later in the  upcoming weeks they may be able to create their own classes.

Everyone including Google knows that learning can happen almost everywhere, inside and outside the classroom. With the same sense they have announced the release of Google classroom for all, favoring educators and students around the world for learning in different places. The reason behind this move comes through the vision to see value in bringing technology to people who want to learn, no matter the setting.

Google opens Classroom for everyone - Provides more flexibility for collaboration among teachers and studentsNow, teachers and learners in different environments can teach or attend classes, manage assignments – all with their personal google accounts. Although the expansion of google classroom to users without a G Suite for education account encourages the emergence of new users between teachers and students, schools will continue to be required to belong to G Suite for Education to use this tool.

The G Suite for administrators will find more options facilitating the management of new users joining their class through personal google accounts. This will give greater flexibility in allowing collaborations with other centers or organizations and to enable visitors to be integrated into the plans of the educational centers during their stay, among other aspects.

Check out the full announcement by Google here.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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