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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Google Classroom for Adult Education 
Workshop description

Google Classroom is a free Blended Learning application that allows educators to create online classes where they can then enroll students, distribute, grade or return assignments, communicate with individuals or entire classes, send feedback, and see everything in one place. With an EDU or public Google account, Classroom is available to anyone in any browser and is even a downloadable App on iOS and Android devices. .

This workshop will cover the basics of Classroom and includes: steps of creating classes, assignments and conversation streams, enrolling students, tracking and grading assignment status, calendaring and due dates, weighting grades, as well as tips for getting the most out of an online Google Classroom. At the end of the workshop all participants will have created a Classroom, enrolled students, created assignments, announcements and questions, graded assignments, responded to students and created activities using Google forms. .

Participants are requested to bring a class syllabus a few assignments to include in your new Google classroom. (assignments you bring can be paper or digital.) .


Teachers must have either a Public Google (@gmail.com) or G-Suites EDU account in order to use Google Classroom. Students will also need either an @gmail.com account or an EDU domain account that matches their teacher - this will also be discussed during the workshop.

it is recommended that participants have public Google account for this workshop if they wish to use Classroom with their adult education students.


  1. All participants must have and be able to Sign in to a G-Suite EDU or a Public Google account.
  2. Beginning computer skills are needed.
    If you can open a browser, understand the phrase "point and click," and use a keyboard, you are an expert.

Questions about this and all other OTAN Workshops can be submitted to support@otan.us or call 916-228-2580 
Session length 3-4 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 business days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.