Saturday, January 09, 2021

CPC advice for accessing Google Classroom

Image Credit: Texas Computer Education Association.

With the latest disruption to classes at Cross and Passion College due to coronavirus, TY Year Coordinator Glenda Groome has published this advice on ways of accessing Google Classroom.

As we are unable to use school buildings for classes at the moment and not everyone has access to laptop or desktops, students can access Google Classroom on consoles like the PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, or any console with an internet connection.

If students need to access Word, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as emails, and they don't have access to a laptop or tablet, they can still sign in to Google Classrooms and use these resources via their consoles.

Google Classroom on PlayStation
To access Google Classroom on a PlayStation console, navigate to the the browser. 
On the PS4, this is done by accessing the www icon, or failing that, in your Library, under Apps. For the PS5, you can follow these instructions from Reddit to access it.
Type Google Classroom into the browser and follow the log in as usual. Once you're in, you can access a suite of programs to get learning!

Google Classroom on Xbox
The Xbox's web browser can be found by navigating to the Microsoft Edge app. 
Open up the app and type Google Classroom into the browser to be directed to the log in page. Sign in as you would on a PC to access the programs listed above, as well as email.

Both consoles have keyboard and mouse support, so you can use a keyboard with the console.

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