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Using Kaizena with Google Classroom
Using Kaizena with Google Classroom
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Written by Kerry Smart
Updated over a week ago

Since Kaizena works entirely inside Google Docs, it's a great fit if you're using Google Classroom!

There are many workflows which will work with Kaizena and Google Classroom. However, in order to review the comments you've created with Kaizena, you and your students will need to have the add-on installed and will need permission to edit the Google Doc.

Here's the workflow we suggest:

  1. Students submit their work to you on Google Classroom:

2. Open the document:

3. To find the add-ons menu, click this arrow at the top of the document:

4. Open Kaizena via the (add-ons menu), and add your feedback:

Note: if you don't want to open Kaizena on each document, you can install Kaizena Pin to automatically open Kaizena on every Google Doc you open. 

3. Once you've finished, select the finished assignments and "Return" the assignments to students:

When the Google Doc is returned, the student regains permission to edit the file.

4. To review your comments, the student opens the Google Doc, opens Kaizena, and reviews your comments.  They can response to comments and resolve comments - have a look at this guide for more details.

Providing Ongoing Feedback

In some cases, you may want to give a student feedback on a draft (or several drafts!), then give them additional feedback on their final submission.

Once your student has edited their assignment based on your feedback, they can resubmit it on the assignment page:

From there, you can follow the same process as before: add your new feedback in Kaizena, then return the assignment to your student.

If you want, you can resolve any older comments that are no longer relevant (your students can also do this):

1. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the comment:

2. Then click the check mark to resolve the comment.

This will move the comment to the "Resolved comments" section, so it isn't immediately visible when opening Kaizena. 

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