Support teachers

 A reminder about class visibility and features in Little SIS 

Little SIS provides many powerful ways to explore the Google Classroom classes on your domain, but what you can see and do very much depends on what kind of user you are within Little SIS.

Super administrators can view ALL of the Google Classroom classes on a G Suite domain and have unlimited access to features within Little SIS.  Learn about features specific to super admins.

Not a super admin?

Depending on your assigned access you can be granted access to limited sets of classes within Little SIS.  Depending on your role, you may also have only a limited set of features available to you.  Learn more about how to determine what access and permissions you have.


Support teachers

Little SIS helps coaches, principals, and IT staff better support teachers make the most of Google Classroom.   Here are some practical actions you can take in Little SIS to support teachers:

 View class details, assignments, announcements, etc.

We've provided the ability to see details and content of Google Classrooms without having to join the Classroom.

To see the details, start in the Explorer:

  1. Right click on the class you would like to look at, and select View class details.
  2. In the Information tab, you can see general class and teacher info. You can also edit tags here.
  3. The Announcements tab shows you all of the announcements that have been made in the class.
  4. The Roster tab shows all of the students that are enrolled in the class.
  5. The Coursework tab shows all of the coursework that has been assigned to the class.

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Joining a class as a co-teacher or student

The ability to join the class as a co-teacher or student allows administrators to gain better insights into the Classroom environment and better support the teachers and students.

To add yourself as a co-teacher or student, start in the Explorer:

  1. Search and select the classes you want to change.
  2. Click on Bulk Actions at the top of the explorer grid.
  3. To add as a co-teacher, navigate to Teacher Actions > Join selected class as a co-teacher.
    1. To add as a student, navigate to Student Actions > Join selected class as a student.
  4. Confirm the classes that you want to add yourself to.
  5. Type your name, and select your account when it populates.
  6. You can choose to notify the new teacher and customize the message.
  7. Proceed with the changes.

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Editing primary and co-teachers

Primary Teachers are the owners of the classroom, as well as the class Google Drive folder. If you are a Little SIS Sync customer, the primary teacher is the only one who can accept the provisioned classes. A co-teacher is someone that can be added to a Classroom to help coordinate class activities. Both of these teachers can be managed within our tool, either on the individual Classroom, or in a bulk action.

To bulk change a primary teacher, start in the Explorer:

  1. Search and select the classes you want to change.
  2. Click on Bulk Actions at the top of the explorer grid.
  3. Navigate to Teacher Actions > Change primary teacher for selected classes.
  4. Confirm classes you want to change by selecting the class again.
  5. Enter the teacher new teacher's name, and select the account when it populates.
  6. You can choose to notify the new teacher and customize the message.
  7. Proceed with the changes.

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To bulk add a co-teacher, start in the Explorer:

  1. Search and select the classes you want to change.
  2. Click on Bulk Actions at the top of the explorer grid.
  3. Navigate to Teacher Actions > Add co-teacher to selected classes.
  4. Confirm classes you want to change by selecting the class again.
  5. Enter the teacher new teacher's name, and select the account when it populates.
  6. You can choose to notify the new teacher and customize the message.
  7. Proceed with the changes.

Editing students

Managing student rosters can be a hassle. That is why we made the ability to add and remove students to Classrooms easy.

To bulk add students to classes, in the Explorer:

  1. Search for the class that the student needs to be added to.
  2. Select Bulk Actions at the top of the explorer grid.
  3. Navigate to Student Actions > Add students to selected classes.
  4. Confirm the classes you want to change by selecting the classes again.
  5. Either select or paste accounts of the students email address.
  6. You can choose to notify the teacher of the changes and customize the message.
  7. Proceed with the changes.

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Identify leaders and stragglers in Classroom adoption

Identifying leaders and stragglers within Google Classroom provides the ability for more targeted training opportunities and support strategies. One of the ways to do this, is to customize your columns and filters in the Explorer to create a saved view or use some of the pre-canned views we have built for you.

To begin, let's start in the Explorer:

  1. Click on Columns either at the top of the explorer, or from the tabs on the right side of the screen.
  2. You can un-check any columns that you don't need to see. 
  3. Then click Saved Views, and click the + to save this view.
  4. In the Saved Views menu, we have a High level stats view that compares teachers and classes based off of the student count, classwork count and announcement count for each class.

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Updated insight reports coming soon