Google Classroom Integration
Using Edpuzzle With Google Classroom
You can connect your Edpuzzle account to your Google account and Google Classroom in two ways:
Connecting your Google account when signing up
- From the Edpuzzle homepage, click the "Sign up" button at the top of the page.
- Select "I’m a teacher" or "I’m a student" accordingly.
- Click the "Sign up with Google" button and select your Google account when prompted.
- Now your new account is automatically connected to Google! You'll be able to use the "Log in with Google" button for added privacy and security.
Connecting your Google account from settings
- Log in to your Edpuzzle account with your email and password.
- Click the circle icon in the upper right corner and click on your name in the drop-down menu.
- Scroll down on your profile page to the section labeled "Connected accounts."
- Click "Connect with Google" and select the account you use for your Google Classroom in the pop-up window that appears.
With Google and the Google Classroom integration, you can:
- Import your classes from Google Classroom
- Post assignments directly to Google Classroom from Edpuzzle
- Import your roster from Google Classroom
- Link and embed Edpuzzle assignments in Google Classroom
- Add your co-teacher from Google Classroom
- Sync your grades automatically
- Log in using the "Log in with Google" option
Troubleshooting the Google Classroom integration
Here are some common issues that you may encounter with helpful articles on how to fix them:
- I can't import my Google Classroom classes or students to Edpuzzle.
- My Google Classroom student is seeing a message indicating they're not in my class.
Note: Your account email and your connected Google account email can be different!
How do I import my Google Classroom courses?
To add new Google Classroom classes to your Edpuzzle account:
- Click the plus (+) sign next to "My Classes" in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
- Click the “Google Classroom” button. You may need to log into your Google account again (or for the first time) here. If prompted, just sign in with the appropriate account.
- A list of your Google Classroom courses will appear. Check the box next to the class(es) you’d like to import.
- Fill in the subject and grade level fields for each class selected.
- Click the “Import classes” button to finish the import.
This will add your chosen classes to Edpuzzle, along with your current roster for the class, so that you can easily post video lessons and sync grades.
If you’re having trouble importing your classes, check out this article.
Importing new students from Google Classroom
When you connect your Google Classroom to Edpuzzle, the roster is automatically imported.
Once a class has been imported from Google Classroom, the only way to add more students is to first add the students to the Google Classroom course and then import them to Edpuzzle.
To make sure any new students are added to your class in Edpuzzle, follow these steps:
- Check your Google Classroom to make sure the student is on the roster for the class in question. If not, you'll need to add them before proceeding.
- In Edpuzzle, select the class in question from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
- Click the "Class members” tab and on the right-hand side, you'll see the "Import students" button. Click that button and your roster should update to include any new students from Google Classroom who have been added since your last import.
Note: If your roster in Edpuzzle does not update automatically after completing the steps above, check out this article.
How do I share assignments to Google Classroom?
Sharing assignments is easy if you use Google Classroom and have already imported your classes into Edpuzzle.
You can post assignments directly to Google Classroom from Edpuzzle in one of two ways.
- In the "assign" pop-up window of a video, select the Google Classroom classes you'd like to post your assignment to.
- At the bottom of the window, toggle the "Post on Google Classroom" option to “On.”
- Click the blue "Assign" button and you're done!
Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps:
- Go to your Google Classroom connected class in Edpuzzle.
- Click the assignment you wish to post to Google Classroom.
- Go to the right-hand side of the assignment's page and click the "Post on Google Classroom" button. Now your assignment will be available directly on Google Classroom!
Note: If you want to schedule an assignment for the future, remember to set a start date BEFORE you post your assignment to Google Classroom.
How do I export grades to Google Classroom?
Grades are exported automatically for your students when they complete an assignment and you grade all of their answers. You can also manually export grades at any time by following these steps:
- Choose the class you'd like to export grades for from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
- Select the assignment.
- Click the ellipsis (...) at the top of the page and select "Export grades to LMS" from the drop-down menu.
Keep in mind that when you export your Edpuzzle grades to Google Classroom, they'll appear in one of two ways:
- "Returned." This means that the assignment on Edpuzzle was completed by the student and graded by the teacher, including open-ended questions. This grade will be visible to the student on Google Classroom. Note that grades will be exported automatically once a student has completed an assignment and all the questions have been graded
- "Draft." This means that the assignment on Edpuzzle either was NOT completed by the student or that the teacher still has questions to grade. This grade will NOT be visible to the student on Google Classroom.
To change the grade from "Draft" to "Returned" so the student can see it, you can simply type in the grade in Google Classroom and change the status manually to "Returned."
Note: When you export Edpuzzle grades, don't worry if they appear as "Not turned in" on Google Classroom. This is simply because students didn't manually turn in the assignment on Google Classroom. To change this, have the student click “Mark as Done” on the assignment in Google Classroom.
How can I add my co-teacher from Google Classroom?
If you’ve integrated Edpuzzle and Google Classroom, adding a co-teacher to the class in Edpuzzle is simple!
To set up a shared class in Edpuzzle, follow these steps:
- Add your co-teacher to your Google Classroom, if they haven't been added already. Google has directions for adding one or more teachers to your classes.
- Log into Edpuzzle and create a Google Classroom-integrated class by clicking the plus (+) sign next to "My Classes" on the left-hand side of your page and then the “Connect LMS class” tab in the pop-up window that appears. Click the Google Classroom button. From there, you can select the class you share with your co-teacher to import.
You may need to log into your Google account again (or for the first time) here. If prompted, just sign in with the account linked to your Google Classroom.
If you have already imported your class from Google Classroom to Edpuzzle, skip this step.
- Have your co-teacher sign into Edpuzzle (or create an Edpuzzle account, if they haven’t already) and import the same course into their account using Step 2.
Once you've both added the class to Edpuzzle, you will be able to assign lessons to your shared students, view and grade their answers, and add or remove students from the class as co-teachers.
For more information, check out our article on using Edpuzzle with Google Classroom.
My Google Classroom student is seeing a message indicating they're not in my class.
If you’re using Google Classroom connected classes and a student sees an error message indicating that they are not in your class or that they need to be added to your class when trying to access an assignment, there are a few things that could be happening:
Your student didn't log into Edpuzzle with their Google Classroom email.
To fix this, have the student log out of their current account and then log in again from edpuzzle.com by selecting the "Log In" button at the top of the page, then “I’m a Student,” and finally the “Sign In with Google” option. Make sure they select the email address associated with their Google Classroom account in the Google Sign-In pop-up.
Your student created a new Edpuzzle account by accident and used an email address different from their Google Classroom email.
Similar to the above solution, tell the student to log into Edpuzzle using Google Sign-In and selecting the email address associated with their Google Classroom account. There's no need to delete the new account they created, as it will automatically be deactivated if not used.
The student wasn't on your Google Classroom roster when the class was imported to Edpuzzle.
To update your class list to reflect your current Google Classroom enrollment, select the class from your My Classes list. Go to the "Class members" tab. On the right, click the "Import students" button. Once updated, the student should be able to access their assignments by signing into Edpuzzle with the same email they use for Google Classroom.
The student is trying to access the wrong assignment or an assignment from another class.
On Edpuzzle, assignments have a different link for each class. Even if the assignment is the same, each class will have a different link for the version of the assignment created for that class. Make sure that you’ve shared the specific assignment link for that student’s class with them.
To help prevent errors like this, always use the “Post on Google Classroom” option when creating the assignment. With this function, our system will automatically share the correct assignment links across your classes.
I can't import my Google Classroom classes or students to Edpuzzle.
If you can't import your classes from Google Classroom or you're having problems when trying to post or update assignments or sync grades, there could be a problem with Google’s permissions.
Usually, this occurs when your Google account's permissions for Edpuzzle have expired. This normally happens at the beginning of the course or after a period of inactivity and means that Edpuzzle isn't able to access the information from your Google Classroom account.
In order to fix these issues, the first step is to disconnect your Google account from Edpuzzle and then reconnect it. Here's how to do this:
- Visit your Edpuzzle profile.
- Scroll down to the “Connected accounts” section.
- Click the “Disconnect” button next to your Google account.
- Then, click the “Connect with Google” button in the same location and select the appropriate account in the pop-up window.
- Visit Edpuzzle and try again!
If this doesn’t solve the issue, please do the following:
- Visit https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.
- Select Edpuzzle and then click on the “REMOVE ACCESS” button. You may have to scroll down and repeat the process for multiple sections.
- Visit Edpuzzle, and try again. You will need to grant permission again to your Google account.
At some schools, permissions are set by the IT department. In this case, we need you to contact your IT admin and request that they reset your Google Classroom permissions for Edpuzzle. From the Google Admin site, your IT admin should follow these steps:
- Select the affected user's account > Security > Connected Applications > Remove Edpuzzle permissions.
Once the IT admin has removed these permissions, you can log back in. You’ll be prompted to click the “Allow” permission button to access Google Classroom and everything will re-sync perfectly.
Note: These steps won’t affect or modify your existing classes.