Completely free for schools, Google Classroom allows teachers to create classes, distribute and grade assignments, and send feedback to students. Permissions for students, guardians, and co-teachers are customizable, as are the options teachers have to share their screen, share a student’s screen, or lock everything down for something like a pop quiz.
Teachers can augment their classes through free apps that integrate with Google Classroom. Different apps can support specific areas of knowledge, add more flair to online presentations, or foster better learner engagement. You can also push grades to your student information system (SIS) if you sign up for a beta program and have a compatible system.
Limits and the cost to upgrade
Google Classroom, along with the rest of the G Suite for Education, is completely free with 100GB of storage and no limits on the number of users. G Suite Enterprise for Education, which includes extra features, starts at $48 per user, per year.
What users say about Google Classroom
- Simple and intuitive
- Great if you already use Google products
- Highly versatile