Google G-Suite for Education is the leading global online platform for educators with more than 90 million users globally and more than 40 million users of Google Classroom. Despite it’s global dominance Google Classroom has a few areas of its functionality that can cause a challenge for organisations using it, perhaps the most significant being the ability to change ownership of a Google Classroom when a member of the team leaves. A new solution launched in late 2019 from C-Learning, Classroom Toolbox, is solving this challenge for the millions of Google G-Suite for Education users and learning a lesson from Google themselves, has made it simple to use and accessible for everyone.
C-Learning, a Google Premier Education Partner and founder of Classroom Toolbox, recently joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program having been accepted into the program through the delivery of its strong integrations with Google for Education’s product portfolio such as the Classroom Toolbox.
Through Classroom Toolbox’s integration with Google Classroom, G-Suite for Education users with access to the Google domain can easily and quickly change the ownership of a classroom, add or remove teachers or students, make announcements, access reporting insights and more without the need for advanced technical support. This ensures continuity of learning for millions of students using the solution when changes to personnel happen. For education leaders working in institutions using G-Suite for Education it empowers them to deliver seamless cloud first learning experiences without disruption, and additionally provides a feature rich set of reporting tools providing a range of insights to inform teaching and learning strategies.
C-Learning Executive Chairman Jamie Smith said “Google Classroom is the leading global learning platform and listening to educators we realised that we could enhance the platform by making it easier to administer changes as and when they are needed, so students learning is as seamless as it can be. It’s simple to use and priced to be accessible to even a small school or community college”.
Research and Development Manager for C-Learning Francisco Massanet-Nicolau said “Google are recognised for creating technology that is accessible and has a positive impact and we applied the same approach to the creation of Classroom Toolbox. We set out to make life easier for educators working with leading technology but who may not have access to specialist expertise or solutions to make the most of them. Classroom Toolbox does this and in a way that even a small organisation without a large technical team can access it and use it.”
Chief Executive Officer of C-Learning Ian Nairn commented that “C-Learning will continue to bring new solutions to the education sector that support people working in education to achieve more, and we are thrilled to launch Classroom Toolbox and to submit the solution for recognition as part of the prestigious ReImagine Education awards. Just to be part of the process is a privilege given the calibre of the extensive innovator community of the Reimagine Education awards”.
Students entering College or University from this year onwards have no experience of a world without the internet and expect to use untethered, cloud based solutions that work on any device in their learning. They are also more naturally collaborative in their learning preferences, having grown up with social media tools and expect the same experience with their learning platforms. Solutions such as Google G-Suite for Education have grown rapidly in part due to their cloud first by design approach enabling learning to transition from the campus to the cloud, and to do so in a way that is collaborative by design thereby fitting seamlessly with the fabric of daily lives for students immersed in technology.
Whilst Google Classroom enables teachers to easily deliver online learning and to deploy a range of pedagogical techniques such as differentiation, when they leave or are unable to work for any reason, this can create a challenge for any institution when it comes to continuity of learning as a teacher is the ‘owner’ of the Classroom. Classroom Toolbox resolves this issue and empowers institutions to easily and quickly change owners, make announcements and also secure insights into usage and wider Classroom utilisation data to inform teaching and learning strategies.
Whilst technology in itself does not improve learning it can be a key part of enabling innovation in learning design and delivery that can better engage, inspire and enrich the learning journey.
Anyone wishing to access a free trial of Classroom Toolbox can do so via the C-Learning website at https://www.c-learning.net/classroom-toolbox
C-Learning is a Google Premier Education Partner with a global client base. C-Learning is a leading provider of Chromebooks and Google technology such as Jamboards, bespoke software, training and consultancy services to education.