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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Google Classroom


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Google Classroom

About Google Classroom


Google Classroom is part of RMC's Google Workspace that includes Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. RMC faculty, students, and staff enjoy unlimited cloud storage using their RMC username and password. Documents saved in Google storage space can be shared with others and accessed wherever you have internet access.

Use the Chrome browser or download the Classroom App for best results.


The key elements of using Google Classroom include the following. Click a link below to read the instruction. 

  1. Log into RMC Google to access Google Classroom
  2. Create a Class
  3. Invite Students to the Class
  4. Communicate with your Class

[Note: Students will see the posts in Google Classroom and receive a copy in their R-MC Outlook email.]

  1. Create an Assignment
  2. Grade an Assignment
  3. Create a Short-Answer or Multiple-Choice Question

Log into RMC Google Workspace for Google Classroom


Log into your RMC Google account

Every R-MC member has an R-MC Google account. It is similar to a personal Google account but has more functionality. Some faculty and students may already be using Google Apps, such as GoogleDocs and YouTube for teaching and learning.

To log into your R-MC Google account, browse to

  • On the top right corner, select Sign In. If you are already signed into a personal Google account, click on the image in the top right corner and select “Add another account.”
  • Type your R-MC username and click “Next”. You will land on the R-MC Single Sign-on (SSO) screen as below:

Randolph-Macon login screen showing Brock Commons

  • Enter your R-MC username and password to sign in.

Once you are signed in, your first-name initial appears on the top right (see the red arrow). Click the waffle menu (next to your initial) to see the Apps, including Classroom.

Google Account showing various Google apps with Google Classroom highlighted




Back to Google Classroom topics (for the next topic "Create a Class")

Invite Students to the Class


Invite Students to the Google Classroom 

  1. Click the Class code (Arrow 1 in the screenshot).
    Select Copy invite link and paste it into an Outlook email. In the email, inform students that they must use their R-MC username and password to sign in and join the Class.
  2. You may also generate a Google Meet link, and email it to students if you plan to use Google Meet for video conferencing (Arrow 2). See how to use Google Meet.

To check if the student has joined the class, select the tab People.



Back to Google Classroom topics (for "Communicate with Your Class")