Instructors lose valuable time doing cumbersome tasks: writing the same comment on multiple essays, returning piles of paper assignments, and battling copy machine jams. These frustrations are most often felt by instructors with the highest teaching workloads and the least time. For the last five years, we’ve been building tools—like Classroom and Quizzes in Google Forms—to address these challenges. Now you can take advantage of these tools if you use a traditional Learning Management System (LMS).
Assignments brings together the capabilities of Google Docs, Drive, and Search into a new tool for collecting and grading student work. It helps you save time with streamlined assignment workflows, ensure student work is authentic with originality reports, and give constructive feedback with comment banks. You can use Assignments as a standalone tool and a companion to your LMS (no setup required!) or your school admin can integrate it with your LMS. Sign up today to try Assignments.
If you're one of the 40 million people using Classroom: you've got the best of Assignments already baked in, including our new originality reports. For everyone else, Assignments gives you access to these features as a compliment to your school’s LMS.
Assignments is your tireless grading companion
Using an LMS can create more work than it saves: students turn in all kinds of files, you have to download and re-upload student files one-by-one, and what if students can keep editing after they already turned in their work? Assignments handles all this for you.
Assignments streamlines the creation and management of coursework, and tackles some of your biggest frustrations:
Stop typing the same feedback over and over by using a comment bank, and never worry about pressing the “save” button again
Check student work for originality and automatically lock work once it’s turned in
Assign files with the option to send each student a copy (no more copy machines!)
Grade assignments for an entire class with a student switcher and rubrics, and review any file type without leaving your grading interface
Comment and leave suggestions on student work with Google Docs