For school year 2018-2019, Minneapolis Public Schools will now support Google Classroom as the Learning Management System (LMS). Many MPS teachers are already using Google Classroom and have discovered the benefits of this easy to use tool. Google Classroom streamlines assignments, boosts collaboration, and fosters seamless communication to make teaching more productive and meaningful. Teachers can distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place.
If you still have content in MyMPS, please take steps to back-up or transfer your content before October 31, 2018. To learn how to get your content out of MyMPS, visit the MyMPS Resource Page.
Introducing Google Classroom
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take additional steps to get a Google Classroom account?
No, Google Classroom is included in G Suite for Education, just like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Forms. You can find Google Classroom listed with all your other Google Apps, or you can visit it directly at https://classroom.google.com.
Does the content in Google Classroom have to be Google Docs?
No, Google Classroom works with a variety of document formats, like PDFs, Word, and PowerPoint files. However, to truly leverage the collaborative power of Google, we recommend authoring in Google Docs and organizing your content in Google Drive.
Do my documents already need to be in Google Drive to use Google Classroom?
No, you can upload a file directly into Google Classroom as part of a post. A copy will be created in Google Drive/My Drive in a folder called “Classroom.”
How do I share materials with students in Google Classroom?
Teachers can attach materials—documents, links, images—to assignments. Students sign in to Classroom, see their upcoming work, and complete it online. Learn more here: how materials are shared in Google Classroom; or check out how to create assignments or questions.
Can I share my Google Classroom courses with another teacher?
Yes, you can invite other teachers to edit your Google Classroom courses. Teachers you add can do everything you can, except delete the class.
Can I choose whether students can post/comment in my Google Classroom?
Yes, you can choose to give students access to post and comment, comment only, or only give teachers access to post or comment.