An Easy Solution for Tracking Late & Revised Assignments on Google Classroom

October 30, 2019

I love Google Classroom, but not so much all of the email notifications about student work that clutter up my inbox. Read on for my easy solution to avoiding getting notifications from Google Classroom about late submissions or resubmitted assignments when students turn in an assignment past the due date or redo an assignment.
I love Google Classroom, but not so much all of the email notifications about student work that clutter up my inbox. I try to grade assignments as close to their due date as possible so I know which students have not turned in the assignment and may need a reminder or some motivation to complete it in the form of an email to their parents. This means that if a students turns something in late or edits something, I may have already graded that batch of assignments.

A few times a trimester, I also print out progress reports for students (unfortunately they don't yet have online access to their grades) and have them complete this progress reflection sheet. When students review their progress report and complete the reflection, this brings their attention to any missing assignments or low grades they may have and often causes a wave of students turning in or redoing assignments. (Side note: I allow students to turn in late work and redo assignments up until the end of the trimester; I decided a long time ago it was more important for students to do the work or do it better than it was for me to spend time keeping track of how many days late something was and taking points off).
I love Google Classroom, but not so much all of the email notifications about student work that clutter up my inbox. Read on for my easy solution to avoiding getting notifications from Google Classroom about late submissions or resubmitted assignments when students turn in an assignment past the due date or redo an assignment.

Instead of getting notifications from Google Classroom about late submissions or resubmitted assignments, I keep a list on my whiteboard titled "Please recheck my..." Beneath that header students will list the assignment they would like me to check or recheck, their name, and their class section so I can easily locate the assignment.

The list serves a several purposes. Besides keeping my inbox closer to zero emails, it also brings other students' attention to the fact that these students are hard at work and that they could be too. Once I've regraded an assignment, I just erase it from my list. Students know as long as their name and assignment are up there that I haven't yet graded it and once their name and assignment disappear from the list that I have graded it. This prevents the questions of "did you grade my..." I hope this simple solution helps you manage assignments on Google Classroom as well!

I love Google Classroom, but not so much all of the email notifications about student work that clutter up my inbox. Read on for my easy solution to avoiding getting notifications from Google Classroom about late submissions or resubmitted assignments when students turn in an assignment past the due date or redo an assignment.

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