Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Features Coming to GSuite for Education!

Just in time for #ISTE19, Google has announced new features coming to your favorite GSuite for Education apps this fall!

Coming Very Soon....

The Gradebook feature in Classroom has been in beta testing for a bit, but has officially launched publicly. Classroom users should begin to see it in their Classrooms over the coming weeks.

Locked Mode for Managed Chromebooks
A beta has been going throughout the school year in Forms, allowing teachers to lock students in to the tab on quizzes on managed Chromebooks. The beta is wrapping up, and teachers should be seeing this feature become available when setting up quizzes by August.

Question Import in Forms 
Also coming soon (no specific date given) is the ability to import questions from other Forms when creating a new Google Form. Teachers will find this handy when creating and differentiating assessments for students!

Beta Test Opportunities

If you've ever wished you could attach a rubric to an assignment in Google Classroom, you're going to love this news! Google announced that they are working on a feature to allow you to do just that. If you want to get access early, consider signing up for the beta

School Information System (SIS) Sync
Google has been working with many large SIS providers to provide you a better experience by allowing you to sync your classroom and gradebook with your school or district's SIS. If you're eager to try out this feature, consider signing up for the beta.

Those are all the big announcements! Hop on the betas if you're so inclined so that you can give your feedback and help perfect the final version! 

Let me know what you think about these new features! And, if you're going to ISTE, don't miss me there!

Can't make it to ISTE? Catch me at Teach with Tech Conference- online!

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