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COMING SOON: Reconciling Out-of-Sync Assignment Dates with Google Classroom

Creating assignments in a Google Classroom-connected account follows the same process as non-Google Classroom accounts. But there are some things to keep in mind with the "Open Dates" field. This feature is coming soon to Premium Subscribers.


Google Classroom is a Premium Feature COMING SOON. If you would like to use the Google Classroom integration, but are not a Premium subscriber yet, you can change your subscription plan at any time by visiting "My Settings" and selecting "Change Plan."


1. Click on your classroom from the Garbanzo dashboard

Click on your classroom from the Garbanzo dashboard

2. Click on Create Assignment

Click on Create Assignment

3. Choose Lesson(s)

Check the box by the lessons you want to assign, verify the dates, and classroom. NOTE: If the open date is left as today's date, then that lesson is available in Google Classroom today and cannot be changed unless you delete the assignment and reassign it with a later date. 

Choose Lesson(s)

4. Click on Create 1 Assignment

Click on Create 1 Assignment

5. Assignment Creation is In Progress

A button with the label Building indicates that Garbanzo is creating the assignment and synchronizing with Google Classroom. The button will turn green and the label will change to Ready when the process is complete.

Assignment Creation is In Progress

6. Assignment is synched with Google Classroom

If you see the words Google Classroom in green font with a checkmark then Garbanzo and Google Classroom are in sync. The assignments exist and the dates are the same.

Assignment is synched with Google Classroom

7. Edit the Assignment Open Date

A common activity in Garbanzo is changing a published assignment's Open date so that it opens at a specific time in the future. Google Classroom does not allow this action if the assignment has already been published. But Garbanzo does. These steps detail how to reconcile the difference.

8. Choose Assignments

Choose Assignments

9. Click on Edit 1 Assignment Date

This will open the date editor.

Click on Edit 1 Assignment Date

10. Click on Opens

Click on Opens

11. Click on Save Dates for 1 Assignment

Click on Save Dates for 1 Assignment

12. Note the Disclaimer

At this point, the open date will be changed inside Garbanzo but not in Google Classroom. The result is that your students will see the assignment in Google Classroom but will not be able to access it in Garbanzo.

Note the Disclaimer

13. Click on Close

This closes the date editor.

Click on Close

14. Click on Google Classroom

If you see the words Google Classroom in orange font with an exclamation mark, then assignment dates in Garbanzo and Google Classroom are out of sync. The open date will often be the culprit.

Click on Google Classroom

15. Click on Close

Click on Close

16. Check the box by the out of sync assignment

Check the box by the out of sync assignment

17. Click on Edit 1 Assignment Date

Click on Edit 1 Assignment Date

18. Click on Opens

To synchronize the dates, you need to change the Open Date back to what it originally was when you published the assignment. For this example, that date is Jan 24, 2022.

Click on Opens

19. Click on Save Dates for 1 Assignment

After you click the button, Garbanzo will attempt to resync the assignment with Google Classroom.

Click on Save Dates for 1 Assignment

20. Success!

If the synchronization is successful, you'll see the green success message.

Success!

21. Click on Close

Click on Close

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Samantha is the author of this solution article.

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