Me: “Okay class, I would like you to open up the assignment in Classroom.”
Student: “Mr. Shuman, I don’t see it.”
Me: “Did you refresh the page?”
Student: “Yes, I did. It still isn’t there.”
Me: “Really? Now how can that…oops, I forgot to assign it. My bad.”
This scenario plays out way too often in my classes. I tend to prepare my posts ahead of time and leave them sitting in Draft form until I’m ready to deploy them. This works out well for me…unless I forget to follow through and assign them to the Stream. Now, in addition to posting or save as draft, Google Classroom has the option to schedule your assignments!
When you create a new item in Classroom, use the drop-down menu in the bottom-right corner to access the Assign, Schedule, or Save Draft option. The scheduling feature works for announcements and polling questions too. Once added, the schedule setting will appear at the top of a posts edit window:
NOTE: For an assignment, set its due date first, as you cannot schedule a post after the established deadline. For more information, please refer to the Google Classroom Help Forum.