Google Classroom has released several new features: the ability to post discussion questions, reusing announcements and assignments from previous classes, and the ability to bump a post in the class stream page.
Using the plus button in the bottom right corner, teachers can now create discussion questions for students to respond and comment.
Reusing Announcements and Assignments:
Also using the plus button, teachers now have the option to reuse a post. Simply select the class and previous assignment or announcement, then make any desired changes before adding it to the new class.
Bump Posts on the Stream:
Click on the three dots on any post in the stream and click "Move to top" to bump the post. This is very handy to focus students on current tasks or assignments.
More to come!
Google Classroom will be releasing integration tools for Calendar and Google Forms over the next month. Stay tuned for more details!