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Google Classroom - Student Instructions

We will be using Google Classroom as our virtual platform for online discussions, essays, presentations, and other web-based projects. Getting started on Classroom is a one-time set up for each class you join.
  1. In Windows, open Google Chrome (if you're on a Chromebook, skip to step #3). Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox don't work as well with Classroom, and aren't as secure of browsers. We won't be using them in this class.
  2. Sign into Chrome by clicking the icon next to minimize in the upper right hand corner that looks like a person. You will need the following information to sign into Chrome:
    • Your student email address. This is <yourstudentID>@students.cheneysd.org.
    • Your student email password. This is your eight digit birth date.
    • When you have signed in, you will need to click "Link Data." You will do this every time you sign in on a different computer in Windows.
    • After reading the terms and conditions, click accept.
  3. In the address bar, type "classroom.google.com" and hit enter. This will take you to the Classroom main page.
  4. Select "I am a Student" when prompted.
  5. If this is your first time using Classroom, you will get a message saying "Join my first class!" If you have used Classroom before, you will not see it. Either way, click the plus icon in the upper right hand corner of the page to join your class.
  6. A message will appear asking you to enter in a class code. You will receive this from your teacher. Type in the code and press enter.
  7. You will arrive at the Stream of your class. This is where major updates and assignments will be posted by your teacher. If enabled, you will be able to comment on these to ask relevant questions and make comments on class work. Follow the guide that appears on your screen to get started.
  8. Make sure you save the link to Classroom in your bookmarks by clicking the star in the address bar. If you sign into Chrome at any computer, you will be able to access this bookmark, in addition to any others you save.