The new online classroom tool’s main attraction makes work easy to assign and quick to manage.

Watch Google Classroom in Action

The new online classroom tool’s main attraction makes work easy to assign and quick to manage.

Just a month after Google unveiled Classroom — its new education app ecosystem, the latest addition to the free Google Apps for Education suite — the company began showing off exactly how the new tool could benefit teachers and students.

Google lifted the curtain on the app package in May, but a new video posted on YouTube Friday gives a good look at how Classroom can remove the clutter of managing everyday assignments.

The video follows the online activities of an off-screen teacher, who adds students to a class then gives them their first assignment. The teacher watches as the completed assignments come back in real time, ready for grading.

The video shows off Classroom's biggest attraction — the assignments workflow, which blends aspects of Docs, Drive and Gmail. Teachers can distribute and collect assignments across a variety of classes without using a single piece of paper. The system also allows teachers to grade assignments and provide immediate feedback.

Applications to preview the app are being accepted now, and Google’s plan is to roll out access to educators before an anticipated global launch in September.

<p>Google.com</p>
Jun 16 2014

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