Google Assignments - Course Kit & Classroom in Blackboard Learn

Blog Post created by smachaje on Aug 15, 2019

Have you heard about Google Course Kit?  How about Google Classroom?  Yes! Google has been working hard to help teachers and students to use technology well.  Now it the time you can adopt Google technology in Blackboard Learn through LTI and make it part of any Learn course.


Save time grading.

Provide feedback that counts.

Quickly and securely create, analyze, and grade coursework, while helping students learn more effectively.


Google Course Kit is now Google Assignments.  In Blackboard it allows you to create Google Classroom Assignments, grade with Google tools, and get the grade sent to the Blackboard Grade Center automatically.  Sweet!


Course Assignments is a suite of tools developed by Google that provides integration between Google Drive and learning management systems like Canvas and Blackboard. The following are currently available:

  • Google Assignments: Facilitates the workflow for submitting, reviewing, and grading assignment submissions in native Google format (for example, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, etc.) as well as almost any file type stored in Google Drive (including files produced by connected apps like LucidChart,, and others)
  • Google Drive: Allows instructors and students to embed any file stored in Google Drive.


Would you like to try it?  Sign up for the Google beta program:

Assignments | Google for Education 


What does it look in Original view courses?



How about in Ultra courses?



Want to know more?  Take a look.

Create and share coursework with ease

Generate new assignments using Docs and Drive, and provide each student with a unique copy. You can organize coursework by class, date, and student, as well as adapt existing work for new courses. Help prepare students for the workforce by using Google tools chosen by millions of businesses – from small companies to those on the Fortune 500 list.


Help students develop authentic work

Generate originality reports using the power of Search. Assignments scans student submissions for matching text on the web, right in your grading interface – no more logging into a different program. And students can run their own reports before submitting to help cite and strengthen their work. Beta users get unlimited free originality reports.


Simplify grading and provide rich feedback – all in one place

Pull up frequently used feedback from your comment bank when engaging students with in-line edits and two-way commenting. You can also apply rubrics to keep grading transparent. Assignments makes it easy and secure to accept Docs and Drive files by automatically adjusting permissions to prevent student editing during grading.


Provide students with tools that support active learning

G Suite for Education provides capabilities that can help students improve their writing skills, work more efficiently and turn in stronger assignments.


Complement your learning management system

Once the beta goes live later this semester, you’ll be able to access Assignments right from the tools menu within your G Suite for Education account. Assignments is also available as a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) add-on, so it’s compatible with any learning management system (LMS).


Expect high security standards

We’re as serious about security and privacy as you are about engaging your students to learn. We build products that help protect student and teacher privacy, while also providing best-in-class security. We never assume ownership of your data – that belongs to you and your students. Our responsibility is to keep it more secure. And because Assignments was built for education, it meets rigorous compliance standards, including:


  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • ISO/IEC 27018:2014

Explore more details in our Privacy & Security Center. Also take a look at our contracts under “8.1 Intellectual Property Rights” to see details on your data ownership rights.


You can ask questions and find resources on the Google Assignments Help Community system:


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