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12 Useful Google Search Tips

Have a question? Use Google and you’ll find the answer to just about anything. The trick is to be efficient in your search and selective about your sources. Keep this list of 12 effective Google search tips handy so that you can have better and more relevant results.

Searching Exact Phrases

Random search terms lead to random results. Here are tips to create concise search terms:

Searching by Eliminating Words

For a concise search, type in a term, phrase or question with words that you don’t want the search engine to find. Use a minus symbol or a hyphen to sharpen searches. For example, for information about Jaguars, but not the car or football, type in “Jaguars -cars.” Or, do a triple elimination by typing in “Jaguars -cars -sports -football.”

Searching Images

There are two tips to keep on hand for Google image searches:

General Searching Tips

If you’re happy with using a basic Google search, there are a couple of tricks to keep your results tight:

Google Search Commands

There are little-known Google search commands. Here’s a list of four commands to keep within reach:

Commands reduce your search into one click.


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Bring all your learning tools together and manage multiple classes in one central destination.

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Give students the ability to adjust accessibility settings so they can learn in the way that works best for them — even in multiple languages

Keep everyone on track with student to-do and teacher to-review pages, and due dates that automatically appear on student calendars when classwork is created

Upload coursework documents automatically as templates to give each student their own copy of an assignment when it is created

Enable students to check their own work for recommended citations by scanning it against hundreds of billions of web pages and over 40 million books with originality reports

Allow students to snap and submit a picture of their paper homework quickly and easily with improved image capturing

Scan student submissions for potential plagiarism against your domain’s repository of past student work (available with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus)

Coming soon Transform new and existing content into engaging and interactive assignments with practice sets

Operate with ease using tools for visibility, insights, and control

Access Classroom audit logs right from the Admin console to investigate events in depth and pinpoint performance or security issues

Use reports to investigate issues — like who deleted a student or class — and bring learning back online quickly and easily

Serve educational communities of any size

Create and manage classes at scale by syncing Classroom rosters from your student information system (SIS) with Clever

Install third-party edtech tools to multiple teachers at once with Classroom add-ons (available with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus)

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Choose from a range of Classroom upgrades to layer on additional capabilities for your unique institution

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Power student potential

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Use existing content or create sets from scratch

Enable autograding for any assignment

Receive snapshots of student progress

View automated insights of assignment performance trends

Build student confidence with immediate feedback

Ensure student access to resources anytime

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Provide individual guidance with prompts, encouragement, and automated hints

Enable students to show work so teachers better understand their thinking

Access a built-in resource section with skill cards and video tutorials

Empower students to check their answers to know if they are on the right track

Ensure support for multiple input devices that allow for handwriting, drawing, and symbolic expressions

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Use originality reports with Classroom

With originality reports, accessible through Classroom, teachers can quickly assess authenticity, help students turn in their best work, and compare student work without compromising privacy.

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Get a quick overview of the benefits of Classroom including how to simplify work so educators can focus on teaching.

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Explore Classroom resources from fellow educators and learn how to solve key education challenges with this video series

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Explore how teachers use Google Classroom for school as well as how to keep a child’s data safe with this educational resource for guardians.

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Learn how Assignments works

Assignments is an add-on application for learning management systems (LMSs) to help you distribute, analyze, and grade student work with Google Workspace for Education.

Assignments makes Google Docs and Google Drive compatible with your LMS for file submissions. You can use Assignments to save time distributing and grading student work, and analyze student submissions with originality reports to ensure authenticity.

You use Assignments as a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) tool integrated within your LMS. It works with any LMS that supports LTI version 1.1 or higher, such as Canvas, Schoology, Blackboard, Moodle, and others.

Adding Assignments to your LMS might require assistance from your LMS administrator. If you have never set up an add-on application or external tool for your LMS before, talk to your IT or LMS admin about setting up Assignments in Canvas, Schoology, or another LMS.

Get started with Assignments

Assignments workflow

Step 1: instructor creates an assignment.

Step 2: Students submit their assignments

For more details, go to How instructors and students share files .

Step 3: Instructor grades and returns assignments

General FAQ

Does my organization need google workspace for education to use assignments, where and in what languages is assignments available, how much does assignments cost, what browsers are supported, does assignments work on mobile devices, is assignments built for accessibility, grading faq, does assignments have plagiarism detection, does assignments support rubric grading, can i save draft grades or feedback outside the student’s view, can classwork be returned individually or all at once.

Can I return classwork without a grade?

Can returned classwork be resubmitted or regraded.

Can co-instructors grade assignments?

Do grades sync to the lms, class management faqs, can instructors see all their linked courses & assignments, can instructors delete courses & assignments.

Instructors who own courses can delete courses and assignments. Learn how to delete courses and assignments .

Does Assignments support group assignments?

Does Assignments support peer review of assignments?

Will Assignments work in a course copied in my LMS?

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Google Classroom: Creating Assignments and Materials

Lesson 2: creating assignments and materials.


Creating assignments and materials

Google Classroom gives you the ability to create and assign work for your students, all without having to print anything. Questions , essays , worksheets , and readings can all be distributed online and made easily available to your class. If you haven't created a class already, check out our Getting Started with Google Classroom lesson.

Watch the video below to learn more about creating assignments and materials in Google Classroom.

Creating an assignment

Whenever you want to create new assignments, questions, or material, you'll need to navigate to the Classwork tab.

clicking the Classwork tab

In this tab, you can create assignments and view all current and past assignments. To create an assignment, click the Create button, then select Assignment . You can also select Question if you'd like to pose a single question to your students, or Material if you simply want to post a reading, visual, or other supplementary material.

clicking the Assignment option in the Create menu

This will bring up the Assignment form. Google Classroom offers considerable flexibility and options when creating assignments.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to become familiar with the Assignment form.

assignment form interactive

This is where you'll type the title of the assignment you're creating.


If you'd like to include instructions with your assignment, you can type them here.

Here, you can decide how many points an assignment is worth by typing the number in the form. You can also click the drop-down arrow to select Ungraded if you don't want to grade an assignment.

You can select a due date for an assignment by clicking this arrow and selecting a date from the calendar that appears. Students will have until then to submit their work.

In Google Classroom, you can sort your assignments and materials into topics. This menu allows you to select an existing topic or create a new one to place an assignment under.


You can attach files from your computer , files from Google Drive , URLs , and YouTube videos to your assignments.

Google Classroom gives you the option of sending assignments to all students or a select number .

Once you're happy with the assignment you've created, click Assign . The drop-down menu also gives you the option to Schedule  an assignment if you'd like it to post it at a later date.

You can attach a rubric to help students know your expectations for the assignment and to give them feedback.

Once you've completed the form and clicked Assign , your students will receive an email notification letting them know about the assignment.

Google Classroom takes all of your assignments and automatically adds them to your Google Calendar. From the Classwork tab, you can click Google Calendar to pull this up and get a better overall view of the timeline for your assignments' due dates.

clicking Google Calendar

Using Google Docs with assignments

When creating an assignment, there may often be times when you want to attach a document from Google Docs. These can be helpful when providing lengthy instructions, study guides, and other material.

When attaching these types of files, you'll want to make sure to choose the correct setting for how your students can interact with it . After attaching one to an assignment, you'll find a drop-down menu with three options.

selecting the Students Can View File option

Let's take a look at when you might want to use each of these:

Using topics

On the Classwork tab, you can use  topics to sort and group your assignments and material. To create a topic, click the Create button, then select Topic .

clicking the Topic option in the Create menu

Topics can be helpful for organizing your content into the various units you teach throughout the year. You could also use it to separate your content by type , splitting it into homework, classwork, readings, and other topic areas.

showing a class with three topics

In our next lesson , we'll explore how to create quizzes and worksheets with Google Forms, further expanding how you can use Google Classroom with your students.




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