Google recently added a new feature in Google Classroom in the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been a feature that has been asked for for awhile. You can now when assigning an assignment select to schedule the posting of your assignment for a later time and date. This also works for posting announcements and questions as well in Google Classroom.

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So when you start to make an assignment:

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You then enter the assignment information like you have done in the past. Instead of two options when assigning the assignment. Prior was just “Assign” and “Save Draft”. Now there is a third. It is “Schedule”

Select “Schedule” and you can select the time and date you want the assignment to post. So you can prep some assignments and have them post when they need to post. You don’t have to manually do it as in the past.

So after you have scheduled the assignment, at the top of the Google Classroom stream, you will have two sections that will show your scheduled assignments and a separate space for your drafted assignments.

Also Coming This Fall from the Google Education Blog:

Coming this fall: keeping parents and guardians in the loop

We know parents and guardians are instrumental to student success at school. And to the school leaders and teachers who’ve told us they need an easy way to keep guardians updated with what’s happening in Classroom—we hear you! Later this year, we’ll launch email notifications for guardians so they can stay involved and help to motivate their students.


Guardians will be able to sign-up to receive daily or weekly email digests of their student’s progress, upcoming work and class announcements. Administrators will be able to invite guardians directly and set domain-wide policies for guardian linking and notifications.


To teachers like Matthew who are fueling the future—we thank you. Here’s hoping you get all the appreciation you deserve this week . . and for the rest of the school year.

So thank you Google for sharing during Teacher Appreciation Week!