Google Classroom adding to-do view, link invites, more languages

Google Classroom is a homepage for students and teachers alike that brings together assignments, discussions, and instructions. It’s now adding a to-do widget, link-based invites to simplify the joining process, and “enhanced” originality reports.

In addition to a Calendar view, the main Classes page will soon gain a “To-do” shortcut. Meant to help students “discover and track their work,” this To-do widget has tabs for Assigned, Missing, and Done/”what’s been graded.” More granular breakdowns include No due date, This Week, Next Week, and Later. Meanwhile, teachers will get their own “To-review” page.

Today, students enter a code to join classes. Teachers can now share an invite link via their school’s preferred communication method. Classroom is also adding 10 more Indian languages for a total of 54 around the world.

Other upcoming features include:

  • Five originality reports (up from three) for free accounts with Google Slides support in addition to Docs. The ability to save, download, and print reports. 
  • Classroom for Android and iOS will work better when offline and on flaky connections 
  • Classroom audit logs with BigQuery export for Enterprise licenses
  • More third-party service and teaching tool integrations
  • Daily student engagement metrics

Google will provide a more detailed product roadmap in the coming months.

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