Using Google Classroom with Actively Learn can help manage class rosters, and centralize where you share assignments with students.
To use Google Classroom with Actively Learn, teachers need to create Actively Learn accounts using their school Google Accounts. As long as the student's email account is the same across all school/district's integrations, then students can login to Actively Learn with their email through any method to join their teacher's class.
Note: Popup blockers can prevent you from being able to import your classes correctly. Be sure to disable your popup blocker or allow popups from activelylearn.com to ensure a smooth import!
Importing Classes & Rosters
STEP 1: Click "Add new class"
STEP 2: Select "Import courses from Google Classroom"
STEP 3: Pick the classes you want to import from Google Classroom, then click "Import"
Note: If you are not the original creator of the course in Google Classroom, you can not import that course and roster to Actively Learn. However, once the original creator has imported the class into Actively Learn, you can be invited to co-teach for access.
Ensure students can access assignments
Students will first need to create an Actively Learn account by signing up with their school or district email.
To see who has successfully joined your Actively Learn class, visit your class roster.
STEP 1: Select a class, then roster
Students in the roster can be 2 colors:
- Students with grey text still need to create an Actively Learn account by signing up with their school or district email.
- Students with black text have successfully joined the class.
Updating your class roster
Is your Actively Learn roster out of date? Did you have students join or leave your Google Classroom course after you imported your roster?
Just revisit your roster in Actively Learn and press the "Sync with Classroom" button.
Assigning Drafts in Classroom
When you assign a text to a class in Actively Learn it's automatically saved as a draft in that particular class in Classroom. To assign a draft in Classroom:
STEP 1: Select a class from your Classroom menu
STEP 2: Select the "classwork" tab. This will show Actively Learn assigned texts.
STEP 3: Click on the assignment and select "edit assignment" or open the 3 dot menu and select "edit."
STEP 4: Click assign in the upper right corner.
NOTE: Do not assign to multiple classes from this popup. If you have assigned the same text in multiple classes, you will need to repeat this process for a classes.
Syncing Grades with Classroom
Add the grades earned by students in Actively Learn to assignments in Classroom
STEP 1: Make sure you don't have the assignments you want to sync filtered out in your gradebook.
STEP 2: Click "Sync Grade with Classroom"
STEP 3: Select the assignments you want to sync from the popup
View grades in Google Classroom
STEP 1: Select the class and "Grades" tab.
STEP 2: When you are ready to send a Grade to the student, click on the 3 dot icon next to the grade and select "Return."
Don't see the Google Classroom option?
This might have happened if you had signed up with your personal gmail account or a non-school gmail account. You can fix this by changing your email to your school Google Account: Updating email to Google login
Things to watch out for
Your School's 'Google Apps for Education Administrator' will need to enable classroom data access: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6250906.