Differentiate with a Click: Google Classroom's New Feature

Google Classroom just unleashed a new feature to change the way that you give assignments. You can now create individual assignments with a few clicks. This feature is extremely helpful for differentiating instruction, assigning work to small groups, sharing announcements with specific groups, or facilitating small group discussion. The following post will address how it works.

How does it work? 

Step 1: Create Your Post

When you are in Google Classroom, you can use the individual assignment feature for creating assignments, questions,  or announcements.

Step 2: Click on All Students

Once you create your assignment, announcement or question, you will see a box in the top-right corner of your screen called "All Students." Select this box and you will notice a listing of all of the students in your class.

Step 3: Select Individual Students and Post

Once you have selected the "All Students" button, you will see a listing of all of the students in your Google Classroom. Uncheck the "All Students" button to unselect all students. Go through your list and check which students will have access to the assignment, announcement, or question. When you are finished, post your assignment.


We know that all students learn differently; however, there are sometimes limitations on the tools that we can use to address student needs. The individual assignment tool is a great feature to help meet the needs of all students where they are at.


  1. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Dr Kendra Strange-Shaffer

  2. Thank you for reading! I hope that it is helpful.


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