Google Classroom

Google Classroom Student ServicesWe will use Google Classroom to continue moving forward with new instruction with students at every grade level. Your child's teacher(s) should have contacted your family to provide instructions on the expectations on how learning will take place through Google Classroom.

The following resources are available for students and families to familiarize themselves with Google Classroom. If you have additional questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Logging into the Google G Suite for Education provides student access to Google Classroom, Gmail and all other educational resources in the environment. Students sign in using their district account. The process is outlined below. 

1. Go to Google.


2. Click sign-in (or click on the person signed in, to choose or add an account)

Google Classroom Sign-in Procedures - Screen #1


3. Sign in with the student ID number followed by @albany.k12.ny.us and their district password.

Google Classroom Sign-in Procedures - Screen #2


4. Click on the squares grid icon in the upper-right and choose "Classroom" from the menu that appears.

Google Classroom Sign-in Procedures - Screen #3


5. If a teacher has invited you to join a class, you will see the classroom with the option to "Join." If you have been given a class code to enter, click on the plus icon in the upper right, choose "Join class" and enter the code.

Google Classroom Sign-in Procedures - Screen #4


6. Notice that Google Classroom has three main sections: "Stream," "Classwork" and "People." In general, "Stream" is for announcements, "Classwork" is for resources and "People" is for contacting the teacher.

Google Classroom Sign-in Procedures - Screen #5

The district’s Technology Help Desk may assist students and families with issues related to connecting a Chromebook to wireless access points, or with student login to the Chromebooks or the Clever suite of applications.

You can reach the Technology Help Desk from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each weekday at (518) 475-6195. 

Please note that the Help Desk cannot assist with matters related to use, content or activities within any of the district instructional applications or Google Classroom. Questions regarding the use of Google Classroom, instructional resources, learning tasks or expectations related to instructional content need to be directed to each student’s teacher or principal.