Duplicate the Chrome Tab for Google Classroom
One of the joys of using cloud based products is that you can have the same document open multiple times. I find it very helpful to have the same Google Classroom class open in multiple tabs.
If you are using Chrome, right click on the Google Classroom tab you have open and choose “Duplicate.”
Stream AND Classwork Tab
By duplicating the class I can view both the Stream and the Classwork tab without waiting for them to load. I simply toggle to the other tab.
Classwork AND Assignment Screen
I do not want to lose the Classwork tab. I want it open all the time. If I need to create an assignment, I have to be on the Classwork tab. I don’t want to navigate there and wait for it to load. When I click on ANY LINK in Google Classroom, I hold down the Control key (Command on a Mac) so that page loads in a different tab. This way I do not lose the Classwork page.
Assignment Screen AND Instructions
I basically run Google Classroom from Gmail. I open the Private Comments notifications from Gmail to help me manage getting back to work to give comments and grade. The problem with this is I don’t always remember what directions I gave when replying or giving feedback. While looking at the assignment screen, I right click on the Chrome tab to duplicate the tab for that assignment. Then I click over on the Instructions tab in the assignment so I can see what prompt I gave exactly. This way I don’t lose the page with the student I am giving feedback to and it is easy to switch tabs to re read what I instructed to make sure I’m advising the student correctly on what I expect.