Kami has a free version, and a paid version for educators. This article shows how to use Kami with Google Classroom on the free version.
The paid version of Kami includes automatic save to Google Drive, assignment creation and a built-in Turn In button so that students always turn in the right file. The free version doesn't include these improvements, but you can still use Kami effectively in your classroom.
To be able to use Kami with Google Classroom you must have:
1. Google Classroom set up for both Student and Teacher accounts.
2. Students assigned to a Classroom class under the correct teacher.
3. The Kami Chrome extension and app installed in both your own and your students' Chrome browser. To install go to the Chrome Web Store here, or use the Google Admin panel to deploy the extension directly to your School Domain.
How to send individual copies to students via Google Classroom:
- Create an assignment (An announcement will not allow you to generate individual copies for students.).
2. Attach the file you would like to distribute to students and select 'Make a copy for each student'. At this point you can select how you want to share the file out to your students. We recommend setting "Make a copy for each student".
3. Fill out the Title and any instructions and select Assign.
If you have set the file options to "Make a copy for each student" your students will receive an individual copy of the assignment. Here is how the students will turn in the assignment.
From the Student's Side
- If they have the Chrome extension installed, the students can open the file directly from the Google file preview window.
2. The students can use the tool bar on the left to make annotations and complete the assigned tasks. When they have finished, they can save back to the file in Drive created by Classroom.
They do this by clicking the 'Save' button, which looks like a floppy disk, and then clicking the Save now button.
Please note that despite the "Turn in" button, direct submission from Kami is restricted to the paid Teacher License.
3. The student can turn in the assignment by clicking the Turn in button in Classroom.
Optional: If you have corrections for your students, you can return your student's work from within Classroom. The students can then re-open the file, make any corrections and re-submit the file.
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