This page describes how teachers can utilize the Lab-Aids Google Classroom integration, once classes and students are synced into the Portal. If your classes/students have not yet been synced, please see our Google Classroom Integration page. 

Getting Started

Sync Information

How can teachers share resources with students in Google Classroom?

How can students access Lab-Aids resources? 

Help for teachers

 

Getting Started: 
  • Teachers always log in at https://portals.lab-aids.com with the "Log in with Google" button. They can view content, assign books to students, and view rosters.

Teachers and students will click the blue "log in with google" button at https://portals.lab-aids.com

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Sync Information: 
  • How do teachers perform a sync?
    • Once teachers select classes to be synced, teachers' syncs will start automatically upon logging in. Teachers will see that their sync is "in progress" each time upon login. The sync will finish within a few minutes, and you'll see the finished status once you navigate away from that page and then back to it.
    • Teachers can also perform a manual sync by going to Settings > Google Classroom V2 > Start Sync.  This is not required, since syncs are completed automatically upon login.
  • How are new students synced to the portal?
    • New students will be synced to the Portal a) once they join a class that has already been selected to sync by the teacher, and b) once the teacher logs out and logs back in or completes a manual sync under Settings > Google Classroom V2. For some districts, roster changes will be synced automatically without needing a manual sync.
  • Roster changes are not made in the Lab-Aids Portal. Roster changes are only made in Google Classroom. Log out and in to sync roster changes.

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How can teachers share resources with students in Google Classroom?

Once teachers assign books to students, teachers can share resources via automatically-posted links or manually-posted links:

1. Automatically-posted links: 

  • When teachers assign books to students and select the "Assign to Google Classroom" checkbox, a link to the book will automatically appear in Google Classroom as an assignment, usually in the class "Stream" and in the "Classwork", depending on your Google Classroom settings.
  • Change the assignment "topic" by clicking on the three dots. Delete the assignment from the "Classwork" section. 
  • Students will click on the assignment link to be brought to the book. If students are prompted to log in first, just have them click "Log in With Google."

Teachers assign books and click "log in with google" , then books appear in GC

2. Manually-posted links: 

From a student book, navigate to the page to be linked. Click the blue icon at top to copy the link to direct students to that specific page.

Teachers can post a link to a specific page

  • If applicable, teachers can also manually post a link to a Portal Simulation (please note that not all units have Portal Simulations). If students are prompted to login first, just have them click "Log in With Google." 

Teachers can post a direct link to a portal simulation in GC

  • Teachers can download ancillary resources (student sheets, PDFs of books, Remote Learning Activity Packets, LABsents, Powerpoints, etc.) from the Teacher Edition or Student Books and post those documents in Google Classroom for students to access. 

Download resources from page 1 of each teacher edition, post in Google Classroom

Download a PDF from page 1, post PDF in GC

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      How can students access Lab-Aids resources? 
      • From the Lab-Aids Portal: Students can always log in directly at https://portals.lab-aids.com with the "Log in with Google" button. They will see all books assigned to them.
      • From Google Classroom: Students can access Lab-Aids resources from Google Classroom without needing to log in directly to the Portal. This depends on where the teacher has posted links to resources. See above for more information. If students are prompted to log in after clicking on a link, just have them click "Log in With Google."

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      Help for teachers: 
      • If you don't see any books in your library, please reach out to your admin. Your admin needs to assign licenses to you before you'll be able to view books or assign books to students.
      • If you receive an error message that you have exhausted the available licenses when assigning books to students, please reach out to your admin. This error message often means your admin did not assign the student licenses to you.

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