How do I join a class in Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is used by Education Courses


Which Education courses use Google Classroom?

Most Education courses use Google Classroom instead of Blackboard and Google Meet instead of Blackboard Collaborate.

The following courses use Google Classroom:

  • EDUC 1302 - Introduction to Education Technology
  • EDUC 1305 - Child Development
  • EDUC 1500 - The Teaching Profession
  • Middle Years Courses (U of A Collaborative Degree) e.g., EDES 362 - English Language Arts

How do Education students access Google Classroom?

Education students, including all Middle Years students, are issued a Google Account to access Google Classroom. Login information is provided on the first day of classes by the course instructor:

Username: Students login to Google Classroom using their Google Account email in the following format: or 


Password: The Google Account will have a default password; students will need to change their password when they first login and follow the steps to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

How do Education students join their Google Classroom session?

Students should be logged into Google Classroom with their account.

In most courses, student will see a join link for Google Meet sessions on the main page of the Google Classroom (under the “Stream” within the top banner):

Google Classroom

If no link is present, the instructor has likely shared the link with their students in a different way (e.g., through email or Google Calendar).

What should Education students do if they are unable to join their Google Classroom session?

Students should be logged into their account within Google Classroom.

Students should try to login to Google Meet 10 minutes before class begins to provide time to contact the instructor if something is not working. If they are unable to join, they should contact their course instructor.

Who can they contact for immediate assistance if their instructor is unavailable to respond?

If their instructor is unavailable, they can contact the Google Administrator (Brad McDiarmid).

How do students reset their Google Account password?

Students can contact the Google Administrator (Brad McDiarmid) to reset their password.

What if a student is locked out of their Google Account?

Students can contact the Google Administrator (Brad McDiarmid) to unlock their account.  

Google Administrator
Brad McDiarmid 


  • Last Updated Dec 15, 2021
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