6. Accessing Google Classroom and Microsoft Education with the EasyReader App
Welcome to the sixth lesson in the EasyReader Premium for Educators Course.
In this lesson you will learn about the application of Google Classroom and Microsoft Education in the EasyReader App. Access to Google Classroom and Microsoft Education requires an EasyReader Premium Subscription.
After studying this lesson, you will be able to:
- Correctly state the role Google Classroom and Microsoft Education fulfill in an educational environment.
- Accurately state the steps students must follow to access files stored on a Google Classroom or Microsoft Education platform.
- Accurately state the types of files that EasyReader App can open from a Google Classroom and Microsoft Education account.
What is Google Classroom and Microsoft Education
Google Classroom and Microsoft Education are cloud-based platforms developed to support teachers and students. They provide educational tools and free resources that help teachers prepare, teach, share, assess, track, and analyse student work.
If you are new to these platforms, you can learn more at:
Opening files from Google Classroom and Microsoft Education
EasyReader Premium enables students to browse, open, and read supported content uploaded by their teachers onto the Google Classroom and Microsoft Education platforms.
For students to access their files, they must:
- Open the EasyReader App, ensuring they are signed in with an account that is linked to an EasyReader Premium Subscription.
- From the "Side menu", choose "Google Classroom" or "Microsoft Education". If these options are not listed, select the "Manage libraries" option, and enable the preferred platform.
- Enter the student login credentials. If you are unsure of the credentials, please ask your teacher for assistance.
After signing in, you can browse, select, and open the files that are available to you. The list of files is filtered to show only file formats supported by the EasyReader App.
Files you open are imported and added to the "My Books" screen on your current device. EasyReader Premium does not synchronise these files across devices.
- When using Google Classroom, EasyReader Premium will only display files which your teacher has added as "Material". Other entries will not be listed.
- When using Microsoft Education, EasyReader Premium will only display files which your teacher has added as an "Assignment". Other entries will not be listed.
Files supported by EasyReader App
You can import the following file types into EasyReader App:
- DAISY version 2 and 3 (.zip format).
- EPUB version 2 and 3.
- Microsoft Word (.docx).
- Plain text.
In this lesson you learnt that an EasyReader Premium Subscription enables you to login, browse, open, and read supported file types available on the Google Classroom and Microsoft Education platforms.
You learnt that EasyReader Premium shows files listed as Material when using Google Classroom, and Assignment when using Microsoft Education. You also learnt that EasyReader App supports a variety of file types including text files, Microsoft Word files, and PDF files.
Below are three sample quiz questions based on this lesson. Please spend no more than five minutes considering the answers to these questions.
- You require an EasyReader Premium Subscription to access the Google Classroom and Microsoft Education platforms. Is this statement true?
- EasyReader App shows all files, even those unsupported, when you browse the Google Classroom and Microsoft Education platforms. Is this statement true?
- Files you open on the Google Classroom and Microsoft Education platforms are imported into EasyReader App and appear in the "My Books" screen. Is this statement true?
End of lesson
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