Google Classroom

Teachers: Apply for your school to use Google Classroom with Focus on Sound.

Teachers: Set up Focus on Sound for Google Classroom

Teachers: How to set GC lessons/assignments in Focus on Sound

All users: How to log onto Focus on Sound using the Google Classroom version

Teachers: Application form to delete your old MusicFirst/FoS account and transfer any custom lessons/tests etc. from the old account to the new GC one.

FAQs for teachers

Why do students have to accept such a long list of Google agreements?
We have no control over this unfortunately. Students have to agree to the same acceptances as teachers. If users don't use the log out button, they will generally not see the acceptance message again.

Assignments appear greyed out in the Classroom
Everything works as normal. It's just that the assignments appear as if they are drafts. This appears to be outside our control, though we are looking at the issue.

Why are test marks not sent automatically to the Classroom?
Google doesn't allow students to mark their own work (unsurprisingly!). There is currently no provision to send marks automatically. They have to be sent by teachers using our 'Save to GC' button. You can find this by going into the custom lesson in Focus on Sound. If you want marks to be sent to the Classroom you have to use the Custom Lesson feature in My School.

Teachers can log on but students can't
Almost certainly the students have a different email 'domain' (everything after the @ in their GC login). Let us know what it is by emailing and we'll add it to the system.

I'd like to add a student teacher or a supply teacher to the system
Go here

New students or classes are not appearing in Focus on Sound My School or Results

  1. Click Refresh Data on the Classes page in the portal admin
  2. Click log out
  3. Log in again. The classes and students should be there