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Create a Google Classroom assignment with Flat

Flat for Education gives you a similar experience to creating an assignment on Google Classroom using a regular Google Docs/Slides. From music composition to music theory and live collaborations, Flat allows you to easily create any assignments that include music notation.

When creating an assignment on Flat for Education, this one will be automatically posted to your Google Classroom stream. We also handle a two-way synchronization of the modifications and your students’ submissions.

This assignment feature is also a fantastic way to onboard your students on Flat for Education: from their Google Classroom stream, they will have access to their activity on Flat in 1-click.

Music composition assignment on Google Classroom

Creating an assignment

Once you set up a class, you can create a Google Classroom assignment using Flat for Education. Open your class, then go to the “Assignments tab:

Class tab: Assignments

Click on the “+ Create”, and pick the activity you want to create to get started and create your first assignment.

New assignment

Flat for Education includes a wide range of activities, available in three sections: Compositions using our music notation editor, auto-graded Worksheets and Performance. All these assignments can be synced with Google Classroom, and their grades sent automatically to your Google Classroom gradebook. You can learn more about our different kind of assignments on the dedicated pages.

The following elements will be added to Classroom when creating a Flat for Education assignment:

  • Title and instructions
  • Linked attachments (links, embed and Google Drive files)
  • Grading options
  • Publication and due dates
  • Google Classroom Topic
  • Assigned students list

When specifying a publication date, your assignment will be marked as “draft” in your Google Classroom course. This is also a great way to test the creation of an assignment without making it available to your students.

Post your assignment

Now that your assignment is ready you can post it. If you want to see how your students will experience Flat for Education, check out our dedicated article.

You can now discover how your students will experience Flat with Google Classroom. Their submissions made with Flat for Education will be sent to Classroom, as well as their grades (automatically or manually set).

Copy an assignment to other classes (Re-use assignment)

To re-use an assignment made with Flat for Education in another classes, always click on “Re-use” from the Flat for Education website.

⚠️ Due to a limitation of Google Classroom, Flat for Education doesn’t have the rights to access the assignments you copy from the Google Classroom interface. That’s why we recommend to always make the copy using our interface.

Reviews and follow up

Now that your assignment is available to your students you can follow their progress. Check out our dedicated article to learn more about how to review and give feedback to your students.

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