Google Classroom: A great introduction

Many of you have emailed me to ask about Google Classroom and when you might get access to it. According to Google, it will be turned on any day for our system. We still have some unanswered questions about how it works with multiple domains ( vs., but we will get those answered as soon as it launches.

That being said, Kelly Fitzgerald from Leander ISD has done an incredible job of identifying each of the icons you will come into contact with in all of the menus that we have seen in the Beta launch. It will truly help you get started stepping into this new product. Be sure to scroll through her slides below.

Also, keep an eye out on the Google links in the sidebar of this blog as we add new links to helpful resources Google Classroom specific links.

As for the actual launch date of Google Classroom, if you are logged into your school Google account, go to Google Classroom. If it gives you a welcome screen and offering to let you create a class, you are good to go. If it gives you the screen telling you about it coming soon, then we are not live yet. Just hang in there. It will go live any day.

18 thoughts on “Google Classroom: A great introduction

  1. Hi,

    I really liked your presentation for Google Classroom and was hoping I could get a copy of the presentation so I could make some edits for my classroom. I would give credit to you or whatever you need.

    Thank you,


  2. Good Morning,
    My student teacher and I found your presentation for Google Classroom Extremely helpful and hoped I could obtain permission to print your presentation? I will follow any copyrights or credentials of yours to the presentation.
    Thank you,
    Mrs. N. Raymond and Ms. A. Keough

  3. Awesome helpful hints for those of us that are Google Classroom newbies. Thanks for very much! Would love the ability to print for my own personal use as I continue to learn how to navigate through GC.

  4. Hello Stephen, Nicole, and Joyce,

    I apologize for the delay in responding. I didn’t know that my tutorial was listed on this blog (which I am honored), so I didn’t see these comments. It was just pointed out to me. Here is a URL to the actual presentation:

    Feel free to make a copy of the presentation (File > Make a Copy) for your personal needs.

    You can also contact me at:
    [email protected]

    Kelly Fitzgerald

  5. Kelly,
    You’ve done a great job on this piece. I always leave all of the attribution for the resources I use so they can find the owners to give them credit. Thank you for putting out a wonderful resource!

  6. hello, classroom slides you create very interesting. Can I ask softcopy your slides? for my reference in making training google my classroom on campus. thank you

  7. Kelly,

    I found this very useful. Can you send me this presentation with editing rights. I would like to use this in my professional development session with teachers in my school. I would make sure to give you full credit?

    Cliff Williams

  8. Anyone is allowed to make a copy of my presentation to use for training. Use this shortened URL ( – it is case sensitive) to gain access to the presentation with viewing rights. Go to File > Make a Copy to put it in your Drive. Please note that once you make a copy you will not receive any updates that I make to the file.

  9. Great presentation. Our school district is starting classroom and I intend to show the slide show to them. Very very helpful!!!

  10. Kelly,

    This is the first blog I have EVER posted on. I would like to thank you for an excellent presentation. You were incredibly thorough and the details you included were exactly what my staff needs to know.

    Thanks for the use of your presentation and your permission to adjust it to fit our specific needs.


  11. I am also going to use this for my teachers today. Thanks for doing this-much appreciated for the generous sharing.

  12. Hi! I am just now stumbling on this. I would love to have an editable copy to work from, so that I can make a few small changes for my school. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Hello Andrea,

    I am glad that you found it useful. Below is a link to the tutorial (with all of the current updates). Please feel free to make a copy of it. All that I ask is that you give me credit for the original source.



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