Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Classright - A Google Sheets Add-on for Bulk Management of Google Classroom

Classright is a new Google Sheets add-on for managing multiple Google Classroom classes in one place. I gave it a try this morning and found it to have great potential as a time-saver at the beginning and end of a semester or school year.

There are eight things that you can do with Classright in Google Sheets. Those eight things are:
  1. Create courses. 
  2. Archive courses.
  3. View lists of courses. 
  4. Invite students to courses.
  5. Add students to courses in bulk (G Suite admins only).
  6. Delete students from courses. 
  7. List all students. 
  8. List students by course. 
Who should try this add-on?
The set-up of the add-on after the installation does require a fair bit of effort. So if you're an elementary school teacher who only has one Google Classroom course to manage, Classright probably isn't worth investing your time into learning. If you're a G Suite administrator who wants to set-up classes on behalf of all teachers in an elementary school, then Classright is definitely going to be a time-saver for you. Likewise, high school teachers who have multiple sections of courses to manage can benefit from using Classright to create and manage Google Classroom classes. 

What I'd like to see from this add-on. 
My dream is that an option to post announcements and assignments from a Google Sheet is added to Classright. 

The developer of Classright has a thorough set of tutorials available on his website. Take a look at his tutorial videos to get started getting the most out of Classright's potential uses.