March 23, 2017
Google has finally opened Google Classroom for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update, every teacher and student can benefit from the various Google Classroom features using only their personal Google accounts. However, some of the features such as creating classes is not yet available for these new Classroom users but will roll out over the few coming weeks.
‘Starting today, G Suite for Education administrators will see updated Classroom settings that give them new controls over who can join their classes from personal Google accounts or from other G Suite for Education domains. This update gives schools more flexibility in how they collaborate with other organizations and students: For example, student teachers or visiting students can now easily integrate into their host school or university’s Classroom set-up.’