Google Classroom Getting Integration with Clever

Starting this summer, Clever will be providing automated rostering for Google Classroom. Clever provides a single sign-in portal, roster syncing and other services used by 65% of K–12 schools in the United States. It’s free for districts.

According to Clever, usage of its service has nearly doubled in the last year. And the number of students and educators using Google Classroom has nearly quadrupled since the beginning of 2020, from 40 million to 150 million.

With the new integration, districts using Google Workspace for Education Plus will be able to sync classes in Google Classroom. According to Clever: “Districts who have purchased Google Workspace for Education Plus and use Clever will be able to sync rosters directly to Google Classroom from any Student Information System. Once a school technology administrator sets up Google Classroom via Clever, teachers will no longer need to manually create and invite students to join their classes, saving teachers time and enabling them to focus on what they do best: helping students reach their full potential.”

"Educators have overcome incredible obstacles this past year to support student learning," said Tyler Bosmeny, chief executive officer of Clever, in a prepared statement. "Through this new partnership with Google Classroom, we're proud to be removing one of those obstacles: making sure every teacher's digital classroom will be fully set up and ready for learning on the first day of school."

“Setting up classes has often been a manual, time-consuming distraction for teachers,” said Shantanu Sinha, lead for Google for Education, also in a prepared statement. “This new partnership will simplify workflows and empower educators to focus on what they do best: helping students reach their full potential.”

Clever and Google indicated that the new integrated functionality will be available in time for back to school and that there will be a beta for summer school. Further details, including a signup for updates and for the summer beta program, can be found at go.clever.com/googleclassroomrostering.

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