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How To Start Using Google Add-Ons: Step By Step

To start using Google add-ons, district admins will need to set up add-ons and can then enable access for educators; admins need to have the Google Workspace for Education Plus edition or Teaching & Learning Upgrade assigned to each educator that they want to have access to add-ons, Google wrote on its blog announcing the launch.

Google Classroom Launches Add-Ons with 18 Ed Tech Tools

The Classroom add-ons feature, in beta since last summer, is rolling out to all Teaching & Learning and Education Plus subscribers this summer, in time for fall 2022 semester, enabling access to 18 popular ed tech tools from within Classroom, Google announced in a blog post today. Read More.

Admins will be able to choose which add-ons they enable for their schools.

Once admins set up individual add-ons for their district, a trainer in the school can use Google Classroom’s professional development kit to show educators how to get started using add-ons. Google said it also worked with add-ons partner Genially to create an interactive version of the professional development training.

Educators can find an “add-ons” module within the Assignment and Stream screens, after the district admin has set up the add-ons feature and individual add-ons, Google said. From there, they will see the list of available add-ons for their district.

More help can be found on the Google support page for Classroom add-ons.

Requirements To Use Add-Ons in Classroom

  • You must be using Google Workspace for Education Plus or the Teaching and Learning upgrade.
  • Your admin must have pre-installed or allowlisted add-ons for your school or district.
  • Add-ons can only be created and assigned on the web version of Classroom.
  • Add-ons can be viewed, completed, and graded on both the web and mobile versions of Classroom.

How to Attach Add-Ons to an Assignment, Quiz Assignment, Question, or Material

  1. Go to
  2. Click the class Classwork.
  3. At the top, click Create and choose what you want to create.
  4. Enter the title and instructions.
  5. Under Add-ons, choose the add-on you want to use.
  6. Update the rest of the settings.
  7. Click Assign.

How To Attach Add-Ons to an Announcement

  1. Go to
  2. Click the class.
  3. On the Stream page, click Announce something to your class.
  4. Enter your announcement.
  5. Under Add-ons, choose the add-on you want to use.
  6. Click Post.

About the Author

Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].