Joining a Google Classroom

One of the biggest updates recently to Google’s excellent Classroom product, is that they have allowed private individuals to join or create classes with normal gmail accounts. Fro distributed provision such as ours this is a veritable boon as we no longer have to plan ahead quite so much to enable access. What they don’t mention anywhere that I can see is that you don’t even need a gmail account.

If you sign up as a new user and select the ‘I would like to use my own email’ option it will create you a Google account capable of accessing Classroom without needing a new email account

This is a really big improvement in terms of accessibility. Next step would not be requiring a google account at all mind you…