Interaction with learners

Do students need a Google account for the Google classroom?

Developed by Google, Google classroom is an online learning platform where learners and instructors can virtually connect and run an online course, share homework, and create programs for paperless students. Teacher-student collaboration is made easy on this free online learning platform using G Suite services like Google Slides, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.

Google Classroom can be used by anyone with a Google Account. Additionally, students can access Google Classroom through their school’s G Suite education account, even if they don’t have a Google Account.

  1. How do students register for the Google class?
    Follow the steps mentioned below:
    • Go to and click on the ‘Connect’ option
    • Sign in with your Google account that you use for Google Classroom
    • At the top, click on the ‘Join Class’ option
    • Enter the class code you received from your teacher and click on ‘Join’
  2. Do students need a Google account to access Google Classroom?
    Students do not need to have a Google account. They can access Google Classroom through their school’s G Suite education account.
  3. What devices is Google Classroom compatible with?
    The Google Classroom app is accessible on Android and iOS devices. Additionally, Google Classroom is supported by Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
  4. Can independent educators who are not affiliated with a school register?
    Those who have a Gmail account can surely register.
  5. Can I access Google Classroom if my Gmail account is disabled in G Suite for Education?
    Yes, Google Classroom is accessible even if Gmail is not activated from G Suite for Education. However, if the administrator has not enabled Gmail, teachers and students will not receive email notifications.
  6. Is real-time interaction between students, teachers and parents possible?
    Students, teachers, and parents can interact in real time using Google Chat and Google Meet, which are products of G Suite for Education. These allow for chat, video streaming and video conferencing.
  7. Can students work on homework without an Internet connection?
    By selecting the “Take Recent Files Offline” option, students can work offline on Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides without an Internet connection.