You can get to Google Classroom through the "waffle" or by typing classroom.google.com. Once you bring it up, bookmark it for quick access!!
Organize your Homepage. If you are still a student in courses you no longer need, click the 3 dots and Unenroll.
For classes you taught last year, you can Archive them. Copy them first if you want for next year.
Copy a class to use for next year
Clean up your Stream. In Class Settings, under General, Hide notifications and instead direct students to Classwork instead of Stream.
Material Vs. Topic:
1. Use Material for itmes not turned in or graded. More informational.
2. Use Topics to organize information as if you were using file folders. (ex. Word Work/Read to Self or Week Ending 9/30, Week Ending 10/7) You are limited to 100 Topics per Class. Remember you can use Emojis for the names (Windows icon +>)
When you create an Assignment, you can assign it to a Topic.
Adding files to an assignment. Students can view file (no editing), Students can edit file (everyone editing ONE document) or Make a copy for each student (each gets their own copy).