Once you’ve created your first music notation assignment, how will your students experience Flat? You can now discover the seamless experience between Flat and Google Classroom.
First of all, note that until you post a link to Flat or an assignment, your students won’t be aware that they have an ready-to-use account on Flat. Thus if you start by simply synchronizing the roster, nothing will show in your Google Classroom course. We also never send any onboarding or marketing email to your students.
Onboard your students
You have different ways to onboard your students with Flat via their Google Accounts. Here are a few of them:
- If you posted an assignment to their course, they will have a direct link to the activity on Flat. Upon signing in, they will directly arrive at the score you’ve shared with them (e.g. a copy of a template), or be invited to create a new score for the assignment.
- If you synchronized a course on Flat, their account will be provisioned and they will see the course upon connecting to Flat (from our homepage or via app / link).
- You can also give them the direct link to your Flat for Education website (e.g. https://[my-school].flat.io). They will see a “Google Sign in” button on the page that will allow them to sign in.
Assignments in their Google Classroom stream
Once you’ve posted a Flat for Education assignment, students will see a direct link to Flat for Education. Using this link they can use their Google account to sign in and will have direct access to your activity.
Once they open the copy of the score or create a new score for the assignment, their work will automatically be attached to their submission on Flat and Google Classroom. You also have access to their work anytime in Flat, allowing you to give live feedback on their work before they submit it.
Once your students complete the assignment, they will have a “Turn in” button at the top of the editor. They can then confirm that the assignment is done and Flat will bring them back to their Google Classroom Classwork page.
For more information about the student experience on the Google Classroom integration, check out our related video tutorial!