Setting Up Your Google Classroom with a School Closure License

Instructor: Raya Maggay
Here we will show you how to set up your existing Google Classroom with your License to keep your students updated on announcements and assignments. Learn more in this video!

Video Transcription

In this video I'll show you how to set up your teacher account with your school closure license. I'll also show you how to link your existing Google Classrooms with your account and give your students access. Let's get started!

Make your account

First, I'll show how to activate and create your account

  • Go to
  • Enter license code in the text field
  • Click 'Continue'

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  • Enter your details into the fields:
    • Name
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Password
  • Click on 'Join Now'

Go to Your Dashboard

It may take a moment to load but then you will be redirected to this page

Click 'Explore My Dashboard'

Get to Know Your Dashboard

Now that you've created your account, we're going to take a tour of your dashboard and I'll briefly show you what it will look like when you have your virtual classrooms all set up with assignments, students, and grades so you can see what you'll be capable of doing with your account up and running.

Since we're on the dashboard, I'll give you a short tour of some of these modules.

  • First, let me show you some helpful navigation tools on your lefthand toolbar here:
    • Under the Teacher tools headings, we have:
      • ''Classrooms'': this is how you will visit your virtual classrooms - I will explain how we create and use these later in this video.
      • Here, you can also navigate to your 'Custom Courses'. These are courses that you can create yourself using lessons to best fit your students' needs and aid in your planning - we will talk about this in a later video demonstration.

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    • Under the Learner tools heading,
      • As well as sharing assignments with your students, you can use for your own professional development by taking relevant courses or studying for additional teacher certification you might need to do.

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  • Next, let's tour some of the modules here in the body of the dashboard page. These are helpful quick links that show you things you've been looking at or working on recently.

Here on the top left side, this one shows your recent activity. These are quick links back to the lessons you've looked at recently.

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On the top right, we've also got assignments you created recently, so you if you had just logged in and wanted to check what your students have done, you could visit one of these.

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These other two modules on the bottom track and show progress for courses that you have enrolled in to be a student yourself - remember that your teacher membership also includes the ability to take professional development courses, or any of our teacher certification test prep courses as well.

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Now that we've toured the dashboard, I'm also going to give you a quick glimpse into what your account will look like when you've got classes and are sending your students assignments.

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Here you can see you can have a classroom for every period you teach, or for multiple grades if you teach more than one. You can also make supplementary classrooms for gifted students, or create remedial courses for students who need some extra help. You can even create individual assignments for particular students - but we'll get to that later

Now, let's click into to one of these classrooms. These are what your assignments will look like when they're set up. You'll see the lesson title, how many students you've sent it to, who they are, and what grades they received.

You can even download your gradebook as a CSV file to manipulate the information, or simply keep it for your records

Okay! That's all pretty neat, so let's get started linking up your Google Classroom to your account.

In the rest of this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Link your Google Classroom with your account
  • Add students to your Google Classroom on

Let's dive in!

Google Classroom

Importing a Google Classroom

To import your Google Classroom, start by heading to your dashboard.

Now click on the ''Classrooms'' button underneath the ''Teacher Tools'' header on the left hand side

This will take you to where all your virtual classrooms will live.

Next, click the ''Import Google Classroom'' button

A pop-up should appear asking you to sign in with your Google Classroom account.

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Select your Google Classroom to import into and click ''Import''.

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Now the classroom has been imported into your account, but we need to invite students.

Click ''Invite'' to create a post to your Google Classroom course and invite your students to join the classroom.

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From the Google classroom window, select the class from the drop-down menu

Select either an announcement (no due date) for them to see the join classroom link.

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You can see here it generates a post giving students the right join link they can clink to automatically join your classroom on

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You may also want to include some extra directions, such as providing the license code and link to sign up for an account before joining the classroom.

In this case, because your students are creating accounts using license codes, they will need to create their accounts before clicking the join link here.

Click ''Post'' to publish the assignment or announcement on the Google Classroom course.

To see this post on your google classroom, click ''View''.

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Google Classroom for Students

How will this work for students?

Let's quickly switch to student view and see how this would work for your students.

Remember, your students will need to create their accounts with license codes before they take the steps to join your classroom.

I've already logged into a student account over here in my tab.

In another tab, I have open the Google Classroom page for the class I'd like to join. You can see here the post we just made with the join link for the classroom.

I'm going to click this join link. Now you can see we've opened the join page. By clicking that link, the unique join code for our 3rd period class is autofilled, and all I have to do is click the 'join classroom' button.

Now I'm taken to my dashboard on with my student account. When I click my Classrooms tab, I can see the 3rd Period Earth Science classroom that I'm now in. Great!

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I'll also be able to see all assignments from that classroom and other classrooms I'm in, in my ''Assignments'' tab

Note however, that these join links are unique to each classroom. So if you are creating multiple classrooms, make sure you do not share your 3rd Period join link in your 5th period class.

Removing a student from the classroom

So, back to your teacher account where we've imported your 3rd period class.

In the classroom tab where we can see all our classes, let's click into the class we just created.

Then click the ''Students'' tab, and we can see all the students that are in the class.

Say that you need to remove a student from your Google classroom on - either because some students joined the wrong class accidentally, or the school year is over - no problem.

To remove a student, click the three horizontal dots on the right-hand side of the student's email address and click 'Remove Student'.

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That's it!

Okay, thank you for watching this video where we showed you how to set up your teacher account, link it with your Google Classroom, and add students. Next, we'll show you how to find resources and lessons you'd like to share with your students, as well as how to create assignments and send them to your students.

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