Kami is a Chrome extension and therefore primarily designed to work in the Google Chrome environment. For the best experience of Kami, we suggest using either a Chromebook or a Mac/Windows/Linux computer. 

It is possible to use Kami on an iPad, however as Chrome Extensions are not supported by Google Chrome on iOS, many features do not work as they would on another device.

In this article, we will explain how to use, access, and open Google Classroom assignments in Kami with an iPad. 

Is there a Kami app for iOS?

We currently do not have a Kami iOS app. This means you will not be able to find Kami on the App Store. Our current mission for Kami is to make it the best it can possibly be in the Chrome environment, so though we do have future plans for an iOS app, it is unlikely to be ready soon.

Can you access Kami on an iPad?

Yes, you can still access Kami on an iPad. This can be done through your browser.

To access Kami on an iPad:

  1. Go to web.kamiapp.com in your Chrome app.
  2. Click Sign in and log in using your Google account details.
  3. Load up the Kami document using the Open from Google Drive for any files assigned via Google Classroom or Open from Computer options.

Once your file has loaded up in Kami you can make full use of the toolbar, with some notable exceptions. You will not be able to:

  • Make video, audio, or screen share comments.
  • View existing audio or video comments.
  • Use Speech-to-Text to transcribe.

All other tools will function as normal and edits to docs will be synced to Google Drive. 

How to open a Google Classroom assignment with Kami on an iPad

You can also open assignments in Kami that have been sent via the Google Classroom LMS on your iPad. There are four possible ways to do this. Below is a table explaining the benefits and drawbacks of each to guide your choice.  

1. Using Google Drive [best practice]

  • Go to web.kamiapp.com in your browser.
  • Click Sign in and log in using your account details.
  • Select Open from Google Drive.
  • Find the folder labeled Classroom, this contains all the documents saved in your Google Classroom account.
  • Navigate to the class you are expecting to work from and select the right document. 
  • Click on the assignment.

Protip: in Safari, add Kami to your home screen for easy access.

Your file will now open in Kami and you can use the tools to annotate and edit the document.

To turn in your assignment, simply click the Turn in button in the top right-hand corner, as you normally would on all other devices. 

Visual guide: A visual guide to the above

2. Using a shared link

A teacher or any Kami user can share their Kami assignment by creating a shareable link, as shown here: https://help.kamiapp.com/en/articles/647938-how-can-i-share-my-file 

When this link is sent to the student (via private message within Google Classroom or a separate email) they can access their assignment in Kami by simply clicking it.

3. Using the Google Classroom iOS app

  • Open the Google Classroom app and navigate to the file you wish to open in Kami.
  • Click on the file. It will open as a document or PDF.
  • Click the ‘open in new window’ icon in the top right-hand corner (this looks like a square with a diagonal arrow through it).
  • In the new window that opens you will now see an Open with option at the top of your file. Click this and select Annotate with Kami from the drop-down menu.

Your file will now open in Kami and you can use the tools to annotate and edit the document. To turn in your assignment:

  • Click the Turn in button in the top right-hand corner. This will save your work to Google Drive. 
  • Now click the Done button which will appear in the same place as the Turn in button. This will take you out of Kami to view your file as a document or PDF.
  • Click the cross in the corner of the original file to return your Google Classroom.
  • Select the green Turn in bar in Google Classroom to submit your work. 

4. Using Google Classroom through the browser

To use this step, you must NOT have the Google Classroom iOS app installed, because if you do going to classroom.google.com will cause the iOS app to open instead.

  • Go to classroom.google.com and log in to your account.
  • Go to your specific classroom and find the file you wish to open in the Classwork tab.
  • Click on the file so that it opens up as a document or PDF.
  • Click the three vertical dot icon in the top right-hand corner, next to the printer icon.
  • Select Open in new window.
  • In the new window, click the three horizontal dot icon in the top right corner of the Chrome browser (above the three dots we clicked in the previous step).
  • From this menu select Request Desktop Site.
  • At the top of your file, you will now have an Open with option. Click this and select Annotate with Kami from the drop-down menu.

Your file will now open in Kami and you can use the tools to annotate and edit the document.

To turn in your assignment, simply click the Turn in button in the top right-hand corner, as you normally would on all other devices.

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