Glossary of terms and icons

General terms and icons

Classroom Overview/ Classroom Explorer A separate app window where you can load and explore Classroom classes, users, rosters, and assignment data for all classes on your domain. Learn more.
Job list This is a list of your sync jobs. Here, you can view the state of jobs, run a sync analysis, and initiate the review and staging of sync actions. Learn more.
Roster exceptions A global list of individual users and email patterns that are not added or removed from a Classroom class during sync. Learn more.
Class exceptions A global list of individual classes to exclude from sync jobs. You can save class exceptions on-the-fly during your review of potential matches. This makes them convenient, but you should use them sparingly. If you need to exclude many classes from a sync job, use job scope roles instead. Learn more.

Sync Analysis terms and icons

Below are terms and icons you will see when performing a sync analysis. A sync analysis compares the SIS classes and rosters in a job to the current state in Google Classroom and makes recommendations. You use outputs of a sync analysis to review, stage, and commit actions in Classroom. During sync analysis, you can perform several distinct action types.

  New class to be created Selecting this action creates an invitation to teach a Classroom class (a.k.a. a PROVISIONED class). This invitation will be visible on the Teacher's Classroom home screen. It will not be visible to students until the teacher clicks Accept and the class becomes ACTIVE. If the teacher chooses to click Decline for the class, the class will enter the DECLINED state.
Class to be updated If you select this action, a change occurs to the roster or a field within Classroom, depending on your job settings. You can preview the specific changes in the sync analysis interface.
Class exception to be saved If you select a class and then this action, the class gets added to the class exceptions list. During this and future syncs, the class is not changed in Classroom.
Link to existing class If the analysis detects candidate matches in Classroom, you have the opportunity to establish a link to the existing class. This link ensures roster syncs for that class going forward.  Linking a class may also add/remove students during the sync. This happens when the teacher's current roster and Classroom roster differ.
Class to be excluded for this sync This option is available when reviewing detected candidate matching classes in Classroom. It can be helpful if decision making information is lacking. It gives you the option to re-evaluate in later analysis.