Integration with Google Classroom allows educators to easily assign Learning.com curriculum directly to students through their existing Google Classroom's by use of our online catalog.
Learn more about using Learning.com with Google Classroom by viewing our training course in the Online Training Center.
Neither educators nor students need to log in to the Learning.com platform if they are using Google Classroom to access their Learning.com curriculum, as all assignments and work will be completed through the teachers existing Google classroom classes.
The steps below outline the process to getting your district set up to use Learning.com curriculum with Google Classroom. Reach out to your district coordinator if any of following haven’t been completed yet.
- Your district G-suite domain(s) is provisioned in the Coordinator Portal of Learning.com
- Your district has provided you with your Google account credentials
- You are familiar with Google Classroom platform
- You have created Google classroom(s)
- Your students have been added to your Google classroom(s)
Finding my district G Suite domain
A G Suite domain is the identifier after the ‘@’ symbol in the email address you use to access Google Classroom.
Note: If multiple G Suite domains are used in the district, all user domains will need to be provisioned with Learning.com (teacher, student, etc.)
If you’re unsure about whether your school district’s domain is a G Suite for Education domain, check with your IT or District Coordinator to confirm that you’re already signed up.
To find your domain:
1: Log into Google Classroom.
2: Click on your Account Information button in the upper right.
3: An account information box will appear. The text after “This account is managed by” is your Google domain.
Registering your G-suit Domain with Learning.com
*Note: Only a user with a District Coordinator role can register your G Suite domain(s)
On the Coordinator Portal, select 'Licenses' > 'Google Classroom Integration':
Enter the domain(s) you need to provision (do not provide the @ symbol):
*Note: Do not enter the @ symbol. If your district has multiple G-Suite domains (student, teacher), each of them will need to be provisioned with Learning.com
Signing In to Google Classroom
Go to https://www.google.com or https://classroom.google.com. If you see your avatar in the upper right corner (this will be just an initial of your name, if you have not changed it to a picture), then you’re already signed in. If not, select the ‘Sign in’ button, also in the upper right corner.
*Note: You must be signed into the G Suite domain that is provisioned for your district in Learning.com
Assigning Curriculum from the Catalog
All the Learning.com curriculum that can be assigned to Google Classroom can be found in the Learning.com Catalog.
When choosing curriculum, be sure to note the score types, which can be filtered as you search. Automatically graded items, such as Lessons, will send a grade directly to your Google Classroom gradebook. Discussions and Activities are manually graded items because the teacher will need to enter a score. Finally, Application Exercises are mixed graded items because the teacher has several options, including giving students a participation score or determining a grade based on a rubric.
Once you have selected a Lesson that you want to assign to students, click on the ‘Share to Google Classroom’ button.
A new window will open for you to sign-in (if not already) and select the class you want to share the assignment to.
*Note: The first time you assign Learning.com curriculum you will be asked to allow Learning.com to access your account.
‘Save as Draft’
Clicking on the drop-menu arrow next to ‘Assign’ will allow teachers to select ‘Save as Draft’. This will save the item as a draft in your Google Classroom, allowing you to make changes to or schedule the assignment before it is visible to students
Grading Student Work
Much of the curriculum found in the Learning.com Catalog is automatically graded; some items, however, may require a teacher to read and grade a student’s written work. Teachers may also want to manually enter a grade and return it to the student. When a grade is manually entered, the ‘Return’ button will be made available to send the grade back to the student within Google classroom.
*Note: All manually graded Google Classroom assignments must be returned to the student by selecting the assignment, entering the grade, then selecting the box to the left of the student’s name and selecting ‘Return’ at the top of the screen.
More information about grading and returning work can be found in the Google Help Center.
What to Avoid
- The 'Copy Link' button on the Learning.com Catalog is only for sharing the URL of that specific catalog page.
*Note: This link cannot be copied into your Google Classroom to assign the item
- Assignments posted in Google Classroom cannot be copied from one Google Classroom to another. Copying assignments from one classroom to another will result in the item not scoring. Each Learning.com item must be assigned from the catalog, for each class.
Google Classroom FAQ
Do I need to login to Learning.com? Do my students?
Nope! Google Classroom integration allows districts to use existing Google accounts and classrooms. As curriculum is assigned from the catalog page, no login is required for educators. Students will access their Google Classroom's normally.
Do we need Learning.com accounts for teachers and students?
Nope! Educators and students only need to use their existing Google accounts.
Why aren't the grades from Google Classroom showing in Learning.com?
Since the Google Classroom platform and Learning.com platform do not “speak” to each other, grades are not able to pass between the gradebooks.
Scores that are earned within the Learning.com platform will be reflected in the Learning.com gradebook, while scores earned within a Google class will only be reflected within Google Classroom.