Computer Class Assignment

When you create an assignment, you can:

  • Post only to the class or to additional classes
  • Post to individual students
  • Add a due date or time
  • Add a topic
  • Add materials

Open the assignment page

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, or Learn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. At the bottom, hover over Add click Create assignment .
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.

Post an assignment to specific students

By default, an assignment is posted to all students in the class. You can post an assignment to individual students. However, you can’t post to individual students if more than one class is included. And, you can’t post to more than 100 individual students at a time.

  1. Next to All students, click Down All students to deselect it.
  2. Select the students you want to post the assignment to.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students you posted to on the assignment in the class stream. To view the students’ names, click number students on the assignment.

Add a due date or time

By default, an assignment has no due date. To change this:

  1. Next to Due, click Down .
  2. Next to No due date, click Down .
  3. Click a date on the calendar.
  4. (Optional) To set a due time, click Time and enter a time.

Add a topic

  1. Next to No topic, click Down .
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.

Note: You can only add 1 topic to an assignment.

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add materials

You can add materials, such as Google Drive files, links, or YouTube videos to your assignment.

  • To upload a file, click Attach . Select the file, and click Upload.
  • To attach a Drive item, such as a document or form:
    1. Click Drive .
    2. Select the item and click Add.

    Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, click Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the assignment and saves it to the class Drive folder.

  • If you attach a Google Forms quiz, grades can be imported directly to the Student Work page if there is no other attachment on the assignment.

    Note: Grade importing can’t be enabled if there is another attachment on the assignment.

  • To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, click Down and choose an option:
    • Students can view file—All students can read the file, but not edit it.
    • Students can edit file—All students share the same file and can make changes to it.
    • Make a copy for each student—(For Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides only) Students receive an individual copy of the file that they can edit. The student’s name is automatically added to the document title. When a student turns in the assignment, the teacher sees the file labeled with the student’s name.
  • To attach a YouTube video, click YouTube and choose an option:
    • Search for a video to attach:
      1. At Video search, enter keywords and click Search .
      2. Click the video Add.
    • Attach a video link:
      1. Click URL.
      2. Enter the URL and click Add.
  • To attach a link, click Link , enter the URL, and click Add.
  • To delete an attachment, click Remove  next to the attachment.

Post an assignment to additional classes

  1. Next to For, click Down  select the class or classes you want to include.

Note: You can’t post to individual students across multiple classes. Posts to multiple classes are shared with all students in the classes.

Post, schedule, or save a draft assignment

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, click Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the assignment and saves it to the class Drive folder.

Edit an assignment
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, or Learn more.

  2. Go to the class stream and choose an option:
    • For a posted assignment:
      1. Next to the assignment, click More Edit.
      2. Make any changes you need.
      3. Click Save.
    • For a scheduled assignment, at the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes and click Schedule.
    • For a draft assignment, at the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Assign, click Down Save draft.

      Note: After an assignment is posted to several classes, editing the assignment in 1 class doesn't change it in the other classes.

Delete an assignment 

If you delete an assignment, all grades and comments related to the assignment are deleted. However, any attachments or files created by you or the students are still available in Drive.

Warning! Once deleted, there's no way to undo deleting an assignment.

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, or Learn more.

  2. Click the class and choose an option:

6 Microsoft Office Lesson Plans Your Students Will Love

Need some tips and suggestions for making your Microsoft Office lesson plans the best they can be for you and your students?

Before diving right into the good stuff, keep these things on top of your mind when creating or updating your lesson plans:

Keep it engaging

Computer applications lessons aren’t always the most engaging for students. So how can you improve?

In an article, entitled Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement on Edutopia, Heather Wolpert-Gawron interviewed her 8th graders to see what exactly they found engaging in the classroom.

How can you increase engagement with your Microsoft Office lesson plans? One tip is to use more media.

Keep it in context

No matter how amazing you think that new lesson or activity is, it better be in a good context for your students. Let’s face it, without context, content can often miss its mark, or at least miss making a lasting mark on your students.

If your students have ever asked “Why am I learning this?” or “How is this going to help me in the real world?” you know how important making a connection is. This post has a couple of tips that you might want check out.

Now that you’re thinking about engagement and context, take a look at these articles and ideas to really make the most of your Microsoft Office lesson plans.

1. Microsoft Word Lesson Plans

If you’re like most educators searching for Microsoft Office lesson plans, the first place to start is with Word. Rather than spend hours creating your own Microsoft Word lesson plans and activities, wouldn’t you like some that you can just integrate into your existing curriculum?

That’s where this post can help: Microsoft Word Lesson Plans to Wow Your Students
It’s got a number of resources that you can use to teach Word 2010 or Word 2013 to your students.

Want more than just lesson plans?

Business&ITCenter21 has lessons, quizzes, and projects to teach your students all about Microsoft Word. It starts off with Microsoft Word Fundamentals, giving your students the basics of the application.

Once they have mastered the basics, your students can move onto the Skills Project which puts their skills to the test, requiring them to start from scratch and fully create a document.

If you want to take it one step further, you can assign the Microsoft Word Business Project, which requires the students to create a Job Description booklet using more advanced skills.

2. Microsoft Excel Lesson Plans

Let’s face it, Excel isn’t the most exciting Microsoft application out there. So what can you do to spice up your Microsoft Excel lesson plans? Make them relevant to your students!

If your students understand how they can use Excel in everyday life, they’re much more likely to pay attention. For example, the first part of our Microsoft Excel Fundamentals module introduces your students to formulas and cell references when editing a pancake recipe.

You can learn more about the module, and where to find other Microsoft Excel lesson plans and resources here.

For even more resources and lessons for Excel, read this Quick Guide to Excel Lesson Plans.

3. Microsoft PowerPoint Lesson Plans

PowerPoint is sometimes considered to be overused in schools, both by instructors and students. Because of this, it’s important that your Microsoft PowerPoint lesson plans are right on par (or above and beyond!)

Your PowerPoint lessons should be more than just a How-To. You must make sure that your students understand how a presentation can effectively (and ineffectively) be used. Don’t put them down that path of 20 tiny bullets on each slide!

In the Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals module we have a full lesson on Effective Presentations. You can learn more about the module, and where to find other PowerPoint lessons here.

For other PowerPoint lessons and resources, check out this post: Spice Up Your PowerPoint Lesson Plans

4. Microsoft Access Lesson Plans

Microsoft Access can be a challenging subject for middle school and high school students. So it’s no surprise that  Microsoft Access lesson plans are a challenge for computer applications teachers.

What are you doing to teach your students about databases? A big part of it is making the lesson plans interesting. Remember, it doesn’t matter how great you think they are if they’re not relevant to your students! To make databases and data science interesting to your students, you should go beyond the normal explanations.

We have a full module on Microsoft Access as part of Business&ITCenter21. You can read through our lesson plans and projects here. You might be able to use these ideas in your classroom!

5. Microsoft Publisher Lesson Plans

Do you give Microsoft Publisher its fair share of attention? Many computer applications educators fail to include Microsoft Publisher lesson plans in their curriculum. Maybe they don’t teach their students about Publisher because they don’t know where to find good lessons.

Read this article to learn where you can find some lessons to teach your students about desktop publishing.

6. Microsoft Office Certification Prep

We know that many instructors searching for Microsoft Office lesson plans are also interested in preparing their students for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification. To help your students prepare for certification, you most likely need more than just a lesson or two. It might be beneficial to also include test prep material to help your students prepare.

For some tips on how to best prepare your students for certification, check out these articles:

Help Your Students Prep for MOS Certification Tests

Microsoft Excel Test Prep for Your Students

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