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itslearning & Google for Education


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This new partnership sees major integration to improve learning outcomes

15 August 2018 itslearning today announced its collaboration with Google for Education, delivering the first phase of a comprehensive technology roadmap. This initial milestone aligns with the itslearning mission to improve the efficacy of technology in education. The collaboration will involve significant work across R&D, Sales and Marketing functions.

With phase one complete, itslearning is proud to announce the following functionality is seamlessly now available:

  1. Use of Google assignment templates to quickly ‘make a copy’ of a single Google file for each student with one click
  2. Easy administration of assignments within the itslearning environment by uploading from or linking to documents on Google Drive
  3. Ability to collaborate and give real-time feedback in Google Docs directly from an itslearning assignment screen
  4. Automatic management of file permissions to prevent learners from making post-deadline changes to a submitted file
  5. View, annotate, and grade submitted files with a grade or against a rubric, all from within one itslearning screen

“We are excited to be working with Jonathan Rochelle and the team at Google for Education. It was clear early on in our discussions, that they share our passion for education. Our vision is simple: to create the world’s best Learning Platform integration with G Suite. Teachers will be thrilled with what we’ve already delivered and amazed at what’s to come!”

Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning

“itslearning shares our team’s values in developing solutions based on educator feedback. We are excited to collaborate with itslearning to continue improving teaching and learning experiences in education.”

Jonathan Rochelle, Product Management Director for G Suite for Education

Additional points of integration will be released throughout 2018. The product and engineering teams are actively collaborating on a shared vision for broad and deep interoperability. Importantly, the best attributes of Google Classroom will feature prominently within itslearning and vice versa. Ultimately, this approach will create a powerfully simple learning-centric environment for students and teachers.

Teachers’ time is precious. Too often, it’s consumed with administrative tasks which reduce available teaching time. This is changing. The ease and familiarity of G Suite for Education combined with the power and pedagogy of itslearning will streamline teaching workflows and increase student engagement.

Connectivity between the itslearning platform and G Suite will benefit teachers and students worldwide.

This is a game changer! I love how easy it is to provide quick feedback to students on the teachers’ end.Christine Jackson, 6th Grade Science Teacher.

Teachers’ time is precious. Too often, it’s consumed with administrative tasks which reduce available teaching time. This is changing. The ease and familiarity of G Suite for Education combined with the power and pedagogy of itslearning will streamline teaching workflows and increase student engagement.

About itslearning

itslearning is a cutting edge digital classroom where teaching and learning is transformed to deliver outstanding results. Connecting teachers, students and parents anytime, anywhere, via any device. This cloud-based platform increases collaboration and strengthens communication between users, to help shape, support and manage a more personalised learning environment.

Founded by university students in 1999, itslearning was established in 1999. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning serves more than 7 million users worldwide and generating cost savings year on year. itslearning is a safe and secure platform which guarantees uptime availability of 99.9%.

For more information about itslearning, get in touch.

 

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