[squelearning] Re: Google Classroom Anyone?

  • From: James Scully <james@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "squelearning@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <squelearning@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 05:19:35 +0000

Hi Ken,
Yes, the issue is CIS and the signup. We investigated this some time ago.
As it is against SQUs ICT policy regarding privacy and security, I understand 
they will not do it.
We did not make a formal request though, just informal channels.
James

James Scully
Head of Quality Management Unit
Centre for Preparatory Studies
Sultan Qaboos University
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behalf of Ken Masters [itmeded@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 04 January 2018 09:12
To: squelearning@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [squelearning] Google Classroom Anyone?

Hi

Does anyone on the list know of, or use, Google Classroom?  It's a Google-Based 
LMS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Classroom
https://classroom.google.com/

I want to experiment with it, but, in order to create a class, the institution 
must have signed up for the G-Suite for Education
https://edu.google.com/intl/en-US/products/productivity-tools/#how-to
and I'm not sure if SQU has done so.

(And, yes, I am concerned about students' privacy, but, let's face it, with all 
the cookies and gmail accounts and tracking of Google searches, etc, that horse 
has been out in the pasture for a long time already :-)


Regards

Ken

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