Updated: Aug 21, 2019
If you haven't heard, Google began the rollout of the updated "classroom" today. I have been previewing the beta version over the summer and will be sharing some information & tips over the next few weeks to help us all get acquainted. Your OLD classrooms will look the same but if you create a NEW class, you will automatically be redirected to the updated version. Don't worry, it's not drastically different, and it is better!!! Particularly, posting assignments and feedback/grading will look and feel a bit different. If you're curious, create a new class called SAMPLE and you can begin playing around with the interface. I will follow up with tutorials and "Go Slow" workshops in B1 for anyone who would like a casual setting for more in-depth testing and questions. Here are a few bullet points to get you started: New Google Classroom Tips and Tricks
The "Stream" tab shows announcements but assignments are now on the new "Classwork" tab.
Student work is now displayed in a feedback shell - when you open a student doc, you will have a sidebar for comments and can click from one student to the next without going back to the Classwork page (so awesome!)
There is now a cog for Settings and the class code can be found here.
You can now choose whether or not to receive notifications for each individual class (rather than an all or nothing setting).