Best used for general messages that might not be critical, as they will just go into the Stream with everything else.
Students may not be notified if Announcements are posted.
Announcements can be moved to the top of the stream manually, but they will not stay there.
Assignments are posts with a Mark as Done button.
They show up in the Classwork section for students, as well as the stream and the To-Do page.
Assignments can be documents you send out that students turn in, or anything else you want kids to do where they have to check off that they’ve completed the task.
These can be graded and are most useful when they have a due date.
Materials let you upload digital content - documents on your computer, Google docs, YouTube videos or web links - that students can access anytime.
Materials are handy for creating a library of materials you want students to access, and documents like a syllabus that should be available for students.
Questions are standalone Short Answer, or Multiple Choice questions that can students can answer right in the post.
If you want to simulate a discussion board, post a question and enable the option for students to reply to one another.
Quiz assignments are Google Forms tied to Classroom. When you create a quiz assignment a blank Google Forms quiz is created for you, and the assignment is automatically completed by students when they finish the quiz.
If you enter correct grades into the quiz it will be graded automatically and those grades can be imported into Classroom.
If you are using Chromebooks, you can check the Locked mode on Chromebooks button so that students will be locked into the Form when they take the quiz, and can’t access anything else.
Reuse post lets you reuse a post you created in another class.