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  • Introduction
  • What happens when Google Classroom data is deleted?
  • How to recover permanently deleted Google Classroom data when you don’t have a backup?
  • How to recover permanently deleted Google Classroom data when you have a backup?
  • Google Classroom Recovery Wizard

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Items from Google Classroom

23 dec 2021, 1. introduction.

Google Classroom is a free learning platform designed for teachers and students to communicate, collaborate, and create and manage assignments. As of 2021, around 150 million students, educators, and school leaders around the world rely on Google Classroom to simplify the process of learning and assignment creation.

Classroom summary flowchart

2. What happens when Google Classroom data is deleted?

Classroom deletion

With so many students and teachers relying on Google Classroom- most of them being very new to the concept of e-learning- there is a high chance of accidental deletions and improper data handling. A backup solution like SysCloud will help you recover and restore your Google Classroom data easily.

3. How to recover permanently deleted Google Classroom data when you don’t have a backup?

Files shared in the Google classroom are stored in the Drive folder and can be recovered and restored with Drive’s recovery options. Click here to learn more about how to recover deleted files from Google Drive. 

Classroom recovery

4. How to recover permanently deleted Google Classroom data when you have a backup?

1. Using Google Takeout 

2. Using third-party backup tools like SysCloud  

Recover deleted Classroom data using Google Takeout

How to download classroom data using google takeout.

Note: You will have to manually export and download Classroom data using Google Takeout in fixed intervals. Google Takeout cannot download the data once it is deleted.

Step 1: Login to your Google Classroom account using your super admin credentials.

Step 2: From the Google waffle icon, select “Account.”

Google Account

Step 3: Select “Data and Privacy” from the left-hand side menu bar.

data and privacy

Step 4: Under “download or delete your data” section, select “download your data.”

download data

Step 5: Select Google Classroom to download your Classroom data by clicking on the check box next to the product names.

Classroom

Step 6: Click on the “next step” button.

Step 7: In the next step, select the following:

  • Under the “Delivery method” you can choose to add the downloaded data to your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, or receive a link to the archive, in your email. 
  •  Under “Frequency of export” you can choose to export the files once or once every 2 months. 
  •  Under “File type & size,” you can choose between .zip or .tgz for the file type. After choosing all the options, click “Create export”.  

create export

Once the archive is ready, you’ll receive an email notification, or you can check the status on your Takeout page by selecting the “Manage exports” option.

Step 8: Click the “Download” button next to the created archive. 

Limitations of Google Takeout

Google Takeout is not a backup solution. The users must download their data manually. If internet access is lost, the download progress is interrupted and cannot be resumed. You will have to begin all over again! 

Google Takeout does not allow you to download files owned by someone else.

Exporting data using Google Takeout can fail sometimes, making it an unreliable tool for backup.

Even with a .tgz format, the maximum limit for an archive download is 50 GB/day.

You might end up with incomplete downloads while exporting larger files or folders.

Note: Administrators can use various retention methods to ensure the safety of Google Classroom data. Read our in-depth article about Google Classroom retention here

Recover deleted Google Classroom data using third-party backup tools

A third-party application like SysCloud offers reliable, automated backup and easy restore for Google Classroom data. SysCloud offers recovery using Amazon Web Services. Organizations can also backup and restore unlimited domains using SysCloud.

Why should you use SysCloud to recover deleted Google Classroom data?

Restore assignments, questions, materials, announcements, calendar, people, and grades back to the user account in just a few clicks.

Directly restore data back to its previous location with all sharing permissions and folder structure still intact.

Restore data to another user’s account.

Permit teachers/staff to restore their own files to facilitate faster recovery.

What does SysCloud restore?

A. recover deleted google classroom using syscloud.

Step 1: Login to SysCloud backup application using your admin credentials.

Step 2: Click Backup→ Archive& Restore.

archives and restore

Step 3: Select classroom tab and select the classroom to restore the data by checking on the checkbox next to it.

Step 4: From the actions drop down, select “ Restore .”

Note: You can only restore a classroom if the classroom is active and backup status is protected.

Classroom

Step 5: Select the snapshot: 

 Click on “ Restore”  to confirm export. 

Google classroom restore

B. Recover Google Classroom Stream data using SysCloud

Step 1: Log in to the SysCloud backup application using your admin credentials.

Step 2: Click Backup→Archive & Restore.

Archive and restore

Step 3: Select the Classroom tab and select the account to restore the data.

Step 4: Select the “ Announcements” tab.

Step 5: Select the file(s) by clicking on the checkbox next to the file name.

Step 6: Click on “Restore” and choose either all or selected announcements.

restore announcements

Step 7: Add comments to be shown in the Restore Report (optional) and select “ Restore” to confirm restore.

Announcement restore confirmation

Step 8: Click on “ Restore Report” to check the status.

restore report

C. Recover Google Classroom Classwork data using SysCloud

archives and restore

Step 4: Select the “ Classwork” tab.

Step 6: Click on “Restore” and choose either all or selected Classwork/Topics.

Classwork restore

D. Recover Google Classroom People data using SysCloud

Step 3: Select the C lassroom tab and select the account to restore the data.

Step 4: Select the “ People” tab.

Step 6: Click on “Restore” and choose either all or selected People.

People restore

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How to Delete or Reorder Assignments in Google Classroom

Good news – you can delete or reorder assignments in your Google Classroom. Often when you are building a course or preparing for a class you can make a mistake – and then not know how to undo it. It is easy to panic, fearing that your students are going to see the wrong information. Or worse, you start to worry that things are such a mess you need to delete the entire class and just start over.

It may not be obvious how to delete or reorder assignments once created in Google Classroom . However, these instructions will guide you through the steps. If you have some time, it is also a good idea to read our recent article, Be Stress Free With a Google Classroom Test Class , which encourages teachers to play around before creating their first “real” class.

How to Delete an Assignment in Google Classroom

If you make a mistake and you want to remove an assignment, this can be done from the Grades tab. The Grades tab contains an electronic grading book that organizes class assignments in a table. It can be used to calculate class average, track student progress, and record grades…it can also be used to remove unwanted assignments.

IMPORTANT! If you cannot see any assignments under the Grades tab, this is because you have no students in the class yet. To resolve this issue, join a “fake” student to the class . Now you will be able to see the assignments.

  • From the Grades tab, click the  More  button beside the assignment you want to remove.
  • Select  Delete .
  • A notification states that any grades and comments will also be deleted. Click  Delete .

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How to Reorder an Assignment in Google Classroom

The Classwork tab organizes assignments. It is best to keep the posts sequenced by due date. Sometimes, if you are building a course in advance, you might forget to create an assignment and need to add it later. Alternatively, you might be in the middle of instruction and realize your students need an extra review. Thankfully, ordering assignments on the Classwork tab is simple.

IMPORTANT! If you cannot reorder your assignment, this is because it is not listed under a Topic heading . To learn more refer to the tip below.

  • Select the Classwork tab.
  • Beside the desired assignment, click the  More  button.
  • Select  Move up  or  Move down .

delete or reorder assignments in google classroom

TIP – Categorize each Assignment by Topic Assignments can only be sequenced within a Topic. It is a good idea to organize assignments by Topic if you plan to teach multiple curriculum units throughout the school year to the same class. If your Assignment is not categorized by a topic it is not too late: 1. Select the Assignment. 2. Click the More button and select Edit. 3. From the right pane, select an existing topic or create a new one. 4. Click Save .

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Create a List of Your Assignments in Google Classroom

Every year is a new opportunity to be better than you were last year. This is one of the advantages to teaching, unlike any other profession we get a fresh start every year. The kids from last year are not the same as the kids from this year. The technology possibilities are different. New research has emerged to help us to teach students better. We’ve interacted with other educators and stolen new ideas. We’ve reflected on our own practices and have new ideas. Do not just reuse a class, REVISE!

I’ve created an Add-on script to allow you to review all of your assignments from a class in a single list. This is super handy for helping you plan for next year. What do you want to keep? What do you want to redo? Update? Ditch? Do you want to teach it in a different order? See below for directions on the Add-on. Note: I have a newer template version alicekeeler.com/reusegc that you might like better.

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Do Not Be Filing Cabinet Guy

My teacher credential program warned us not to be “filing cabinet guy” who has all their work photocopied and ready to go before the kids even walk in the door. Are we distributing information or teaching and interacting with kids? The new group of kids we will see in the Fall SHOULD influence changes in our lesson plans.

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Dr. Fred Nelson at California State University Fresno teaches in Kremen School of Education. One thing he emphasizes is the importance of getting to know your students first thing so you can use that information to design and guide your lessons for the year.

Avoid “Copy Class”

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On the class tiles page of Google Classroom is the ability to click on the 3 dots of a class and choose “Copy.” What it does not come with is a warning that it will not only copy all of your assignments, it will copy all of the “attachments.”

there are no attachments in google classroom

“Attachments” are links from Google Drive. Copying “attachments” will copy your screenshots, copy your directions documents, copy your videos, copy your collaborative documents that are typed on by last years students, copy your templates…. YIKES!

Copies kill collaboration!

When you search Google Drive for a file from last year, how many copies of the directions document do you want? NONE! You only want the original. If you make edits to the document from 1st period you want 2nd, 3rd, 4th periods to also get the edits. This is the beauty of Google Apps! ONE VERSION, everyone on the same page.

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Instead, Reuse Post

While it can seem tedious to reuse your assignments from last year one at a time, it makes you a better teacher. In the new class, on the Classwork page, click on “Create” and choose “Reuse post.”

Create button on the classwork page to reuse post

Select an assignment from last year’s class, even if it’s archived, and remember NO COPIES!

i accidentally deleted an assignment in google classroom

When the reused post comes up you it opens up in edit mode! THIS IS AMAZING! With other online platforms I always had the intention of updating the assignments but push comes to shove I often did not. With Google Classroom I have to at least for a moment consider… is this assignment designed for THIS year’s students? Could it be better? (Trick question, the answer to that is DUH. No matter how awesome it was it can always be better.)

Reuse an assignment in Google Classroom

  • Assign to multiple classes if you have more than one section of the same class.
  • Renumber the assignment. My best Google Classroom tip is to number your assignments with a hashtag. It is possible that the reused post is no longer the same number as last year. Edit the title and change the number.
  • In my reused post my first “attachment” is a collaborative spreadsheet from last year. Students can edit file. It has student responses all over it! Click on the title to EDIT the collaborative spreadsheet. It will open in a new tab. Use the File menu and choose “Version history” to reset the collaborative document to what it looked like before students collaborated on the document. You will also want to rename the title of the document to reflect the new assignment number.
  • Notice one of my “attachments” from last year is a video. Videos should not be copied!
  • My 3rd “Attachment” is a Google Doc in VIEW mode. This is a directions document. You only need ONE directions document in your Google Drive for an assignment. Click on the title to launch the directions document and edit for any updates for this year.
  • Not shown is an “attachment” to make a copy for each student. You don’t want copies of that template either. If you click on the title of the “attachment” you can modify the template before it is copied for students.

wait for it, list of assignments

Template for List Classes

alicekeeler.com/listclasses

When planning for the new class it can be helpful to reflect on what you assigned last time. Think through how you want to reorder and what you want to change. Of course you would want a spreadsheet for this! The Add-on script will allow you to create a list of all the assignments from last years class and you can add a column to make notes. Review the assignment. Think through the redesign.

Create a copy of the spreadsheet template. Wait for the “List Classes” menu to load. This can take up to a minute depending on internet speed.

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Choose “List” from the drop down menu. You will need to authorize the Add-on to give YOURSELF permission to access your Classroom classes and Google Drive documents. It is possible you will see a screen of doom asking you to return to safety. Google is covering their behind to let you know that zero people from Google have reviewed my code. Instead, click on the tiny words “Advanced” and below that click on “Unsafe” (it’s safe, I coded it myself.)

Click on Advanced not on "back to safety"

This will create a list of all your current and archived Google Classroom classes.

I initially wrote this Add-on script to allow me to delete classes I no longer use and do not need to reuse posts from. To make it challenging to accidentally delete a class I force you to single click on the Course ID of the class you want to select.

i accidentally deleted an assignment in google classroom

List Assignments

Use the “List Classes” menu to “List Assignments.” This will create a new tab for the class whose Course ID you selected. All of your published assignments will be visible. A live link to the assignment is in column A to allow you to review the entire assignment.

i accidentally deleted an assignment in google classroom

Multiple Classes – Same Spreadsheet

You can reuse this same spreadsheet indefinitely. Find the tab with the list of classes and single click on the Course ID. Go to the “List Classes” menu and choose “List Assignments” again. A NEW tab will be created with the assignments for that class.

Since every year is a different set of students and I do different things I find it helpful to find multiple years of the same class and list out the assignments. Sometimes I did not do something last year that I did 2 years ago but want to revisit. It’s just nice to see the evolution of the class in lists.

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5 thoughts on “ google classroom: a guide to reusing old assignments ”.

I like the idea of making a spreadsheet that lists all of the assignments from my Google Classroom. Thanks for the Add-on script.

Can it go the other way, too? From spreadsheet to Classroom? That’d be a great option! Make a spreadsheet, then send information to GC.

Thanks for all you do.

Not unless you code it.

The coding doesn’t seem to be working the way it should and there doesn’t seem to be a way for me to leave screenshots. I’ve gotten one class to show up with all the assignments in a new tab but when I click on any of the other course ids in my second tab (which has all the classes listed), i get these error messages: “TypeError: Cannot call method “getDataRange” of null. Details. Dismiss.” When I click on “details”: “Message details, TypeError: Cannot call method “getDataRange” of null” OK”

Suggestions for retrieving the rest of my classes?

Also, I’m trying to figure out what some of the other columns are: “topic id” vs “ids” and the attachments section just looks really messy and I’m tying to determine how to use it better. I read in one of your blogs that you can edit the attachments or find the original or something along those lines but not really seeing the connection here.

Your notes section states: This spreadsheet is REUSABLE! Pin it in your browser to interact with Google Classroom all year long! Make one per class you teach. NOTE: Alice Keeler keeps making updates to this code. Every so often make a new alicekeeler.com/listclasses to take advantage of new features.

How do you suggest “interacting with GC all year”? You say to make one for each class but later you said you could have one spreadsheet for all your classes (which I personally like, if I can get all the tabs to get set up properly, of course). When you say “every so often make a new [one]”, how often and how would that affect the old one? We can’t simply update the coding from the original doc? What types of new things are you doing and where will we find the info?

I love the things you’re been teaching me but sometimes there are a few gaps in my brain so thank you for taking the time to answer questions on top of your other workload.

I am getting an error that I don’t know how to troubleshoot. Any suggestions? Thank you. API call to classroom.courses.courseWork.list failed with error: courseld: Course ID is required I don’t see the Course ID heading on the GSheet. I do have an empty column.

You have to first set the class. It makes the stripe (row) green

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How to delete an assignment in Google Classroom

Hello Tecnobits! I hope you're having a great day. Now, let's talk about something important: How to delete an assignment in Google Classroom . I hope you find it useful!

How to delete an assignment in Google Classroom?

  • Sign in to Google Classroom with your Google account.
  • Select the class in which you want to delete the assignment
  • Click the "Tasks" tab at the top of the screen.
  • Find the task you want to delete in the list.
  • Click on the task to open it.
  • In the upper right corner of the task, click the three vertical dots to see more options.
  • Select the “Delete” option from the drop-down menu.
  • Confirm that you want to delete the task in the pop-up window.

Can I delete an assignment in Google Classroom if it has already been submitted by students?

  • If the assignment has already been submitted by the students, you may not be able to delete it permanently.
  • Instead you can file the task so that it no longer appears in the main list, but is still available in the file.
  • To archive a task, follow the same steps as deleting it, but select the “Archive” option instead of “Delete.”

What happens if I delete an assignment in Google Classroom by mistake?

  • If you accidentally delete an assignment in Google Classroom, you can restore it within a period of 30 days .
  • To restore a deleted task, click the trash icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Select the task you want to restore and click "Restore."
  • The assignment will reappear in the main list and be available to students.

How can I delete multiple tasks at once in Google Classroom?

  • Unfortunately, Google Classroom does not offer the option to delete multiple tasks at once .
  • You must delete each task individually by following the steps mentioned above.
  • If you have a lot of tasks to eliminate, it can be a long and tedious process.
  • Consider archiving tasks instead of deleting them if you don't want them to appear in the main list.

Can I delete assignments in Google Classroom from my mobile device?

  • If you can delete assignments in Google Classroom from your mobile device following the same steps as in the desktop version.
  • Open the Google Classroom app on your device.
  • Select the class in which you want to delete the assignment.
  • Tap the “Tasks” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Find the task you want to delete and tap it to open it.
  • Tap the three dots in the top right corner and select “Delete.”
  • Confirm that you want to delete the task.

Can students delete assignments in Google Classroom?

  • No, Students can't delete assignments in Google Classroom .
  • The ability to delete assignments is reserved for teachers and the class administrator.
  • Students can only complete and turn in assignments, but do not have the option to delete them.

What happens if I delete an assignment that has grades attached to it?

  • If you delete an assignment in Google Classroom that has grades linked to it, grades will also be removed .
  • Before deleting a graded assignment, be sure to inform students and save the grades elsewhere if necessary.

Can I delete assignments in Google Classroom if I am a student in the class?

  • No, students do not have the ability to delete assignments in Google Classroom .
  • If for any reason you need an assignment removed, contact your teacher and explain the situation.
  • The teacher or class administrator may take the necessary steps to resolve the problem.

Is there a way to delete an assignment in Google Classroom permanently?

  • Once you delete an assignment in Google Classroom, This is moved to the trash and kept there for 30 days .
  • After 30 days, the task will be permanently deleted and will no longer be available for restoration.
  • If you want to permanently delete a task before the 30 days have passed, you must wait for that deadline to expire.

Can I recover a long-deleted assignment in Google Classroom?

  • If you deleted an assignment in Google Classroom a while ago and didn't restore it within the 30-day period, you won't be able to get it back .
  • It is important to be careful when deleting tasks, as once they are permanently deleted, there is no way to recover them.

See you, baby! 😎 And remember, if you need to delete an assignment in Google Classroom, just follow these steps: How to delete an assignment in Google Classroom . Thank you for visiting Tecnobits, come back soon!

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Google Classroom Cleanup: Archiving and Deleting Classes and Users

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2020 has been a remarkable year for education. Moving from in-person instruction to remote learning is a huge change. You’ve taken amazing steps to ensure your students and teachers have uninterrupted learning. Congratulations on a job well done. 

As the calendar year and semester are about to change, it’s time to look forward to next semester. your teachers will want to begin the semester without old classes cluttering google classroom. to cleanup classroom, you’ll archive their old classes and delete provisioned classes, if you have any. you’ll also delete user accounts of teachers who have left. here’s a reminder, once a class ends, you can archive it. deleting a class is a little different. you can’t revive deleted classes. you should only delete declined and provisioned classes. , archiving and deleting classes one-by-one isn’t the best way to go about it. we’ve outlined the most efficient way for you to archive and delete classes. you’ll do this in a bulk action., let’s get started making sure google classroom is clean and organized. first, let’s review the differences between an archived and deleted class., what happens to an archived class, archiving a class removes it from teachers’ and students’ classroom homepage. the class moves to a separate area to preserve class materials, student work, and posts.  , teachers and students can still view an archived class. to use the class again, the teacher can restore it., teachers and students can access class materials for an archived class within the  google drive folder., students can’t unenroll from an archived class., google calendar retains the class calendar for teachers and students. users can remove the calendar from view or permanently delete it., an archived class stays in google classroom unless the primary teacher deletes it. , what happens to a deleted class, deleting a class removes it from google classroom. you can’t restore a deleted class., teachers and students can no longer access class posts or comments. assignment grades are lost., timing your google classroom cleanup, because of what happens to classes, the timing of your archive is important. you don’t want to archive or delete classes that are still in session. the best time to archive classes is after teachers have finished submitting grades for the semester., archiving classes in google classroom, in google classroom, teachers can individually archive their classes from the classes page.  they can restore these classes at any time and re-use class content in future classes., archiving classes using little sis, in little sis’ classroom explorer, you can perform a bulk archive across your domain, or for selected teachers. you’ll find this in the bulk actions drop-down at the top of the page. this opens the bulk classroom cleanup wizard. the wizard helps you identify active classes by date, school, or teacher. once you run the wizard, selected classes move from the homepage in google classroom. the classes move to the archived classes section. you can opt to send the primary teacher an email when you run this action. it is your way to let them know they have an archived class., teachers can restore these classes and re-use class content in their new classes., archiving classes using gam, if you’re a google apps manager (gam) user, you can download a list of all your classes using the print courses command . then filter down to the list of classes you want to bulk archive. if you want to skip the filtering and return only active classes, use the print courses state active command. next, you’ll use gam to ingest this list. finally, you’ll run the update course action to change the status of these classes to archived. you can do this by course id or alias. you’ll want to reference the bulkoperations gam wiki page for instructions on running this as a bulk task via csv or text file., deleting provisioned classes, there is no way to undo deleting a class. be cautious when using this function. , as you create classes, with a synching solution or gam, you may end up with provisioned classes on your domain. these classes are not active. teachers never accepted them and there is no work assigned. also, students can’t see provisioned classes on their homepage in classroom. since the semester has ended, provisioned classes are no longer needed. you don’t want to confuse teachers next year by showing them old classes in google classroom the best course of action is to delete these classes., deleting provisioned classes using little sis, in little sis’ classroom explorer, you’ll run bulk delete classes. you’ll find this in the bulk actions drop-down at the top of the page. this opens the bulk classroom cleanup wizard. the wizard helps you identify active classes by date, school, or teacher. once you run the wizard, selected classes no longer appear on the teachers’ classroom home page., deleting provisioned classes using gam, if you’re a google apps manager (gam) user, you can download a list of all your classes using the print courses command . then filter down to the list of classes you want to bulk delete . if you want to skip the filtering and return only provisioned classes, use the print courses state active command. next, you’ll use gam to ingest this list. finally, you’ll run the delete course action to remove the provisioned classes from the domain by class id or alias. , transferring ownership before deleting users, as a part of your classroom cleanup, you may want to remove user accounts. if a teacher has left and you don’t want to keep their account, you can delete it. there are some steps to take before you delete a user so you don’t end up with orphaned classes. an orphaned class is one where a deleted user owns the class. once you have an orphaned class, it is difficult (if not impossible) to remedy the situation., let’s look at a problematic scenario. if you delete a teacher account and there are students in the class they can still interact with each other. if the class lets students post to the stream, they can continue to post after deleting the teacher. without a teacher, there is no one to supervise the interaction., there are some simple steps you can take to avoid orphaning a class. first, transfer ownership of the class before you delete the teacher account. you can transfer these classes to a service account or another user in the domain. this could be the teacher taking over for the one who has left the district. regardless, keep in mind that transferring ownership acts as an invitation. only once the new teacher accepts the invitation should you delete the primary owner’s account.  , another option is to suspend rather than delete teacher accounts. with a suspended account, you can still transfer the classes they own to another user. once transferred, the class retains the primary owner as a co-teacher in the classroom. the new owner can later remove them., transferring classes using little sis, in the little sis classroom explorer, you can filter by the primary teacher.  this is how you identify all active classes for the teacher account. once you’ve located the classes, select them and use the bulk actions wizard to change the primary teacher. with little sis, you can opt to send messages to the former and new owner of the class. this is your way of alerting the former primary teacher of a transferred class. the new owner’s message prompts them to log in to google classroom and accept ownership. when active class ownership changes, the new owner becomes a co-teacher. they are co-teacher until the new owner accepts the invitation to take ownership of the class., transferring classes using gam, if you’re a gam user, you can change ownership of classes using the update course command.  the same stipulations apply. the class must be active and currently owned by a non-deleted user on the domain., about little sis and gam, if you’re a newbie to gam, feel free to take a stab at using it on your domain. the getting started guide in github is a great resource for new users. this is also where all the referenced commands in this article are located. gam can do much more than classroom management. it’s a great tool to have if you do bulk operations in g suite. you must be a super admin to use gam. you must also have to enable google cloud platform to use the api commands., little sis for classroom is a paid tool from amplified it, but you can use it free for 30 days with a quote. you’ll have to be a super admin to get up and running with the tool. as a super admin, you can delegate the bulk actions to other users on your domain. head on over to the little sis website to get a quote for your domain and start your trial. take some time to visit our help center . it has the getting started guide and knowledge base articles on bulk actions and more, melanie long customer success lead, about the author:.

Melanie lives in Virginia and is based in Amplified IT’s home office located in Norfolk. One of the first members to join the Amplified IT team, Melanie has worn many hats at the company. She most enjoys interfacing with customers and helping them implement tools that solve common pain points and frustrations. Today she leads the onboarding and interfacing with Labs tool clients, making lives easier and breezier one implementation at a time.

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How to Delete Google Classroom Assignment

Google Classroom is mostly used in colleges and schools to get schoolwork done easily and conveniently. There are many learning stuff you need to know before handling Google Classroom. Google Classroom real-life scenarios are like the pressure we have in the last 5 mins of our examinations. They hurry to give the paper to leave out the place. Teachers should be sure that they collect every student’s paperwork virtually. Often when it comes to digitally adding, editing, and deleting, actions will be performed continuously. Adding and editing are good. Not that much tension to carry on. But there is some uncertainty about the topic of how to delete Google Classroom assignment for teachers. You will learn the method to achieve that in this article further. So, stay tuned and read on!

How to Delete Google Classroom Assignment

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The useful features of Google Classroom such as making a Classroom, getting feedback from students, providing students with a Google Calendar , improving the learning process by giving various assignments and making them submit, and only providing learning materials. Yes, it had won the hearts of many to form a productive Classroom and exam hall. You will get to know how to delete Google Classroom assignment further in this article. Keep reading to learn more about it in detail.

Quick Answer 1. Go to your Google Classroom account and open desired class . 2. Click on the three-dotted icon for the assignment and click on Edit . 3. Click on Classwork and locate the assignment file . 4. Click on the More button ( three-dotted icon ) from the top right corner of the page. 5. Select Delete from the drop-down menu.

Is There a Faster Way to Delete Assignments in Google Classroom?

Yes , there is a faster way to delete assignments in G Classroom. You can delete and rearrange your document in Google Classroom. It is designed to go with edit and delete options. Some might think to hide their submission, but you cannot hide your submitted assignment. If you are late to submit, it will be marked with the submitted late option.

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Can I Delete an Assignment for One Student in Google Classroom?

Yes , you can delete an assignment for one student.

Can Teachers See Deleted Assignments on Google Classroom?

Yes , the teacher can see the deleted assignment but only in Google Drive . Often teachers and students tend to make these mistakes. Either of them accidentally delete their hard work. As a student, they don’t know how to submit the old file again at the same timeline. The teacher should provide the records of the submitted work to the organization. But as found, you can restore it from Google Drive. There is no separate part that you see from the Google Classroom dustbin.

Note : Be careful of what you are going to delete as you cannot recover those grades or marks. So always be careful of the term delete when it comes to Google Classroom.

Can You Edit a Google Classroom Assignment After It Has Been Assigned?

Yes , you can edit a Google Classroom assignment after it has been assigned. You can do it by accessing the Edit option from the assignment itself.

What Happens If a Student Delete an Assignment in Google Classroom?

The assignment will get deleted from Google Classroom , but it will still be available on Google Drive . And this can be done only by the student’s side.

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How to Delete Google Classroom Assignment?

1. Access your Google Classroom account .

Note : Make sure you are signed in to the correct Classroom account.

2. Click on the desired class .

Click on the desired class

3. Click on the three-dotted icon from the desired assignment you want to delete.

Click on the three-dotted icon from the desired assignment you want to delete

4. Click on Edit .

Click on Edit | How to Delete Google Classroom Assignment

5. Click on Classwork .

6. Click on the three-dotted icon for the file you want to delete.

Click on the three-dotted icon for the file you want to delete

7. Click on Delete .

Click on the three-dotted icon for the file you want to delete

How Do I Delete Unwanted Files from Google Classroom?

You can follow the steps mentioned above  to delete Google Classroom assignment.

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Google cloud explains how it accidentally deleted a customer account, unisuper's 647,000 users faced two weeks of downtime because of a google cloud bug..

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Google Cloud explains how it accidentally deleted a customer account

Earlier this month, Google Cloud experienced one of its biggest blunders ever when UniSuper, a $135 billion Australian pension fund, had its Google Cloud account wiped out due to some kind of mistake on Google's end. At the time, UniSuper indicated it had lost everything it had stored with Google, even its backups, and that caused two weeks of downtime for its 647,000 members. There were joint statements from the Google Cloud CEO and UniSuper CEO on the matter, a lot of apologies, and presumably a lot of worried customers who wondered if their retirement fund had disappeared.

In the immediate aftermath, the explanation we got was that "the disruption arose from an unprecedented sequence of events whereby an inadvertent misconfiguration during provisioning of UniSuper’s Private Cloud services ultimately resulted in the deletion of UniSuper’s Private Cloud subscription." Two weeks later, Google Cloud's internal review of the problem is finished, and the company has a blog post up detailing what happened.

Google has a "TL;DR" at the top of the post, and it sounds like a Google employee got an input wrong.

During the initial deployment of a Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) Private Cloud for the customer using an internal tool, there was an inadvertent misconfiguration of the GCVE service by Google operators due to leaving a parameter blank. This had the unintended and then unknown consequence of defaulting the customer’s GCVE Private Cloud to a fixed term, with automatic deletion at the end of that period. The incident trigger and the downstream system behavior have both been corrected to ensure that this cannot happen again.

The most shocking thing about Google's blunder was the sudden and irreversible deletion of a customer account. Shouldn't there be protections, notifications, and confirmations in place to never accidentally delete something? Google says there are, but those warnings are for a " customer-initiated deletion " and didn't work when using the admin tool. Google says, "No customer notification was sent because the deletion was triggered as a result of a parameter being left blank by Google operators using the internal tool, and not due to a customer deletion request. Any customer-initiated deletion would have been preceded by a notification to the customer."

During its many downtime updates, UniSuper indicated it did not have access to Google Cloud backups and had to dig into a third-party (presumably less up-to-date) store to get back up and running. In the frenzy of the recovery period, UniSuper said that "UniSuper had duplication in two geographies as a protection against outages and loss. However, when the deletion of UniSuper’s Private Cloud subscription occurred, it caused deletion across both of these geographies... UniSuper had backups in place with an additional service provider. These backups have minimized data loss, and significantly improved the ability of UniSuper and Google Cloud to complete the restoration."

In its post-mortem, Google now says, "Data backups that were stored in Google Cloud Storage in the same region were not impacted by the deletion, and, along with third-party backup software, were instrumental in aiding the rapid restoration." It's hard to square these two statements, especially with the two-week recovery period. The goal of a backup is to be quickly restored; so either UniSuper's backups didn't get deleted and weren't effective, leading to two weeks of downtime, or they would have been effective had they not been partially or completely wiped out.

Google stressed many times in the post that this issue affected a single customer, has never happened before, should never happen again, and is not a systemic problem with Google Cloud. Here's the entire "remediation" section of the blog post:

Google Cloud has since taken several actions to ensure that this incident does not and can not occur again, including: We deprecated the internal tool that triggered this sequence of events. This aspect is now fully automated and controlled by customers via the user interface, even when specific capacity management is required. We scrubbed the system database and manually reviewed all GCVE Private Clouds to ensure that no other GCVE deployments are at risk. We corrected the system behavior that sets GCVE Private Clouds for deletion for such deployment workflows.

Google says Cloud still has " safeguards in place with a combination of soft delete, advance notification, and human-in-the-loop, as appropriate, " and it confirmed these safeguards all still work.

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Google Forms is part of Google's web-based apps suite, which also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides , and more. It's a versatile tool that can be used for various applications, from gathering RSVPs for an event to creating a pop quiz. You'll need a Google account to create a Google Form, but you can adjust the form settings so that recipients can fill it out regardless of whether they have a Google account.

Currently, Google Forms does not offer a native mobile app but you can access it on your desktop computer.

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Google Forms differentiates itself from similar online software through its library of customization options. When creating your new form, you'll have the ability to select from a series of templates or design your very own. 

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How can I customize or organize my Google Form?

In the Settings tab, you can customize options in the Responses dropdown, like Collect email addresses .

You can choose to require respondents to enter an email address to submit the Form by selecting Responder input or force respondents to sign into their Google accounts to respond by selecting Verified . You can also let respondents submit anonymously by choosing Do not collect .

In the Presentation dropdown below, you can click boxes to include a progress bar, shuffle the order of the questions, and set a custom confirmation message that respondents will receive upon submitting the Form.

In the Quizzes dropdown, you can turn your form into a quiz.

Organizational features let you determine the order of your queries through a drag-and-drop tool or randomize the answer order for specific questions through the form's settings.

Another way to organize your form is through Google Forms' section tool. These can be helpful for longer surveys, as they break questions up into manageable chunks. To create a section, click the Add section icon (two vertically stacked rectangles) on the right toolbar. It's located on the same toolbar as the "+" for adding a question.

Once you're ready to share your Google Form, clicking the Send button at the top right of the screen will let you send the Form via email, copy a link, or copy an embedded HTML code to add the form to your website or blog.

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Once your Google Form is published and you've shared it using either the multiple public and private share options, it will automatically collect responses as people fill out and submit their responses. Answers gathered by a Google Form are only viewable to you, the creator, and any collaborators you add.

To view responses for your Google Form, open your Google Form and navigate to the Responses tab. Here, you will see a summary of the responses collected. Click the green Google Sheets icon to create a spreadsheet that displays all of the information gathered from the Form, which will automatically update as people submit your Google Form.

In the Responses tab, you can also elect to get email notifications for new responses, select a response destination (either a new or existing spreadsheet), download, or print the answers by clicking the three dots next to the Google Sheets icon. There's also an option to delete all replies, which can be useful in deleting responses collected when testing your sheet.

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Classroom technology contacts, consultations on teaching, technology, and teaching with technology, join the pilot to use gradescope.

If you are teaching large courses you can leverage  Gradescope (new window)  to help sort through large numbers of handwritten exams. Gradescope uses AI to read graphs, diagrams, math proofs, econ equations, and lab summaries. The tool, integrated into Canvas, has features that allow a team of teaching assistants and professors to divide up work, practice  horizontal grading (new window) , and help develop grading rubrics and policies while you are grading, automatically and instantly regrading all previously graded exams.

Canvas courses can now be set to display letter grades only

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Archived Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto older than two years will be deleted monthly starting January 2024. As we shared in a  previous message (new window)  over the summer, Zoom Cloud recordings that were automatically copied into your Panopto account and have not been viewed in over 1 year have moved (and will continue to be moved) into your Panopto archive. If you wish to prevent recordings in your Panopto archive from being deleted, then you (or other viewers) will need to restore them and watch them in Panopto annually. The process to restore recordings in Panopto can take up to 48 hours, so don’t wait until the last day to restore them!

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The start of the semester is a good time for a fresh start. When’s the last time you restarted your computer and  updated your operating system and software (new window)  so that it’s protected with the latest security updates?

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  • Main Campus: Classroom Education Technology Services (CETS) can meet with you for one-on-one instruction in your classroom, ideally before the first day of class. Contact [email protected] (new window) or call 202-687-7491. Check this list to find out which CETS technician to contact (new window) for the building where you will be teaching.
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Faculty and staff can reach out to CNDLS for help witheffective and practical teaching techniques ranging from pedagogical choices to implementing technology tools. For quick help, “ Ring our Doorbell” by filling out this form (new window) , and a CNDLS staff member will reach out to schedule a consultation within the hour. More information is available at  cndls.georgetown.edu (new window) .  If you have questions or require support:

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