For Google Meet and Google Classroom, Google has put in new features to give administrators or teachers more influence.
- Google Classroom will now have features such as to-do button, sharing links and incorporating language support.
- Google Meet will add features that give teachers more flexibility, such as requiring a teacher that enter a meeting first.
- Blurred history and a video shot of 49 students are expected to come to Google Meet by October.
Google has launched several tools and apps for teachers and students using Google Meet and Google Classroom that will be useful. Despite fear about the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, and schools still not reopening, institutes have turned to Google Classroom, Google Meet, and other alternatives.
Google unveiled a virtual approach to returning to school with The Anywhere School launching 50 new apps through Google Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other items.
Google has introduced new resources designed to support students and teachers use Google Classroom. Including:
To-do widget: The Classes page will soon have a to-do widget for students and a teachers review widget to help instructors and students better discover and track their work in Classroom.
Link-sharing: Formerly, only Google classroom codes could be shared. The link-sharing feature allows teachers and moderators to share a connection for students to join in anywhere.
Originality reports testing plagiarism: Google has provided Classrooms and Meet with originality reports to test for plagiarism in the assignments or homework of students. This has increasing the number to five reports for Business customers, and unlimited reports.
10 Other Indian languages: Google Classroom will soon be available in a further 10 Indian languages. Google Classroom will help more than 54 languages worldwide with many more to come in the future.
Connectivity: Google noted that the intermittent connectivity would work for Classroom mobile phones.
Student interaction data: Using student engagement metrics, administrators or teachers would be able to keep track of how often a student interacts on Google classroom.
Google has announced enhanced features that will roll out to Google Meet students and teachers as early as September or October. Google will add more flexibility for moderators of Education Meetings to handle their virtual classes on Google Meet beginning in September. Those inspections include:
— Bring in a setting where the teacher can join first.
—Prohibiting participants to join a meeting if they were ejected from the meeting or twice refused entry. The feature is set to start later this month.
—End all participants meetings when class is over.
—Applications to join can be approved or rejected in bulk.
—Disable chat in-meeting and set limits on who can present during a meeting.
Google Meet will also get new features for students and teachers to communicate with each other. A interactive whiteboard for students to exchange ideas is scheduled to arrive in September features including larger tiled views with a 7×7 grid to accommodate 49 students in one screen at once.
Starting in October Google will add blurred backgrounds, attendance logging, and breakout rooms. Other apps that are expected to come later this year are hand raising and apps Q and A.