Kami has a free version, and a paid version for educators. This article shows how to use Kami with Google Classroom on the paid version. The paid version includes deeper integration to Google Classroom, such as assignment creation for teachers and the built-in Turn In button for students. 😍

To be able to use the Kami Google Classroom integration you must:

  1. Set up Google Classroom: classroom.google.com

  2. Install the Kami Chrome Extension

    BOTH you (the teacher) and your students need the extension installed.

    To install it individually, go to the Chrome Web Store, and choose Add to Chrome.

    However, it is ideal for the extension to be rolled out, to all teachers and students, by your Google Administrator, using Google Workspace’s Chrome Console. Check out more details here: https://help.kamiapp.com/en/articles/788325-how-to-deploy-to-the-kami-app-and-extension-to-the-school-domain

Creating a Kami assignment directly through Google Classroom

With the new Kami integration, there is now the ability to directly create a Kami assignment. To do this follow the steps below:

Teachers Instructions:
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💡Tip: Before assigning work, you can choose to open the material into Kami where it will be easy to add personal instructions using the Kami comment tools! Anything you have worked on in Kami, will then be conveniently saved in your "Kami Uploads" folder in your drive.

Step 1: Creating a Kami Assignment

You need to go to the Classwork tab in your Classroom course, click the + Create button in Classroom, and select Kami Assignment from the list of options.

You can also create a Kami Assignment from your Kami dashboard by clicking the Google Classroom Assignment button.

Step 2: Select Material To Assign

Creating a Kami Assignment looks similar to creating a normal Google Classroom assignment - but you'll have more functionality. You can create a title, add text instructions, and attach a file using Google Drive or a local file. You can even pick a Kami Library template to assign. Kami assignments will always be set to:
"Make a copy for each student" (but you could change this default if you wish to).
"Students share one copy" means all students will work on the same file.
"Students cannot edit file" means they will only be able to view the file.

We've added some new features to help the students with setup, device- compatibility, and to allow the teacher more customization when setting up the assignment.

The first option available is the “Send Kami Instructions to Students.” This attaches a one-page Google Doc to the assignment with instructions for setting up Kami and getting started for the students to help get started with the assignment.

The second option is “Add Links for Mobile Devices” which attaches an extra link into the assignment that functions as an “open with Kami” button. This option is specifically designed for users who will be working from Ipads or similar model devices where the extension cannot be installed. Make sure to tick this option if your students use iOS devices. See the article here for more information.

And the final option available is the "Control Features". Tick this and then select or unselect the tools you'd like your students to have, or not to have, in their toolbox for that specific assignment. There are so many great Kami tools, but it can be really helpful to use the Control Features option to scaffold the tools (allowing just a few at a time) or help manage potential distractions by turning off tools that are not necessary for the task.

Once you have made your selection, you can choose Remember Options, so that you can assign the same group of tools next time. Then hit OK.

Once you've got the assignment set up, you push Assign, and the Assignment goes out to the students. {You can also use the arrow to "Save Draft" assignment or "Schedule" the assignment for later].

NOTE: Each assignment must be created in this way. You cannot copy a Kami assignment from another course. For each assignment, begin in the classwork tab, choose the + Create button, and select Kami Assignment.

It is however possible to copy a whole course. To do this use your Course Snapshot link https://customerpanel.kamihq.com/customer_panel/classroom_course_snapshots
This will allow you to make a copy of an entire Google Classroom with all the course materials.

You're all done! but before we take a look at what the students see on their side...

What if you need to make a change to an assignment after it has been assigned?
Use the Edit Material button.

Make your changes in Kami, and then use the Push Changes button to push the changes you have made, not just to your copy, but to each student's copy of the assignment.

The Student's workflow:
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Step 1: Opening up a Kami Assignment

If the students have the Google Chrome extension installed, they can open the file into Kami directly from the preview window. 

NOTE: Students using iPads, should not click on the file with the student's name, but should click on the mobile link named "Open with Kami". This will open up Kami without any trouble within the browser for those iOS devices.

Step 2: Completing a Kami Assignment

After opening the file, students are then able to complete their work using the Kami tools. Students will only have the tools their teacher chose with the "Control Features" option. "Control Features" can be updated in real time by the teacher.
See this collection for ideas on using the Kami tools for different subjects.

Step 3: Turning in work for Grading

When a student is finished with their work they can then TURN IN the assignment directly into Google Classroom from Kami. 

To turn in the file, the student should click the Turn In button in the top-right corner. This will force save the student's annotations and turn in the assignment back to Google Classroom.

The main advantage of this feature is that it cuts down the steps needed to turn an assignment in. For example, students no longer need to manually save their work.

On the Teacher's end:

Step 4: Grading with Kami

Kami allows you to view the student's work within Kami. You may view it before or after a student's document is turned in. You can view their work just as you would normally view the student's work, in Google Classroom. Follow the instructions here to enable this feature.

When in the Google Classroom Grading window, you can mark, annotate, add stickers, comments and then Return the work to the student.

Grade by Page

Instead of opening and grading one student's work at a time, you can choose the "Grade by Page" to view all the students' work at once - making it quick and easy to grade all the page 1s, and then all the page 2's, and so on. See more about Grade by Page here

This is the full workflow of using the Kami Integrations with Google Classroom from start to end, you are now able to create and send out assignments using Kami!

Note: This is only available on upgraded Kami accounts. For using Google Classroom with the free version of Kami, see this article:

If you need further assistance, please contact us at support@kamiapp.com or book some training with one of our Teacher Success Champions here: https://www.kamiapp.com/training

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