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Auto Roster Students in Google Classroom (District Wide!)


LittleSIS for Classroom is a tool for Google Admins to auto-create class rosters/sections and assign them to teachers based on data in their SIS (School Information System), such as Skyward. A few weeks ago I stumbled across this tool, however I did not have the time to explore this tool until recently.

Benefits as a Teacher:

  1. No class time is needed to setup Google Classroom by either having teachers manually create their own classes or having students sign up for their class.
  2. Class rosters are kept up-to-date with schedule changes and student mobility. If a students drops a class, then access to the class is removed.
  3. Parent/Guardian access can also be automatically created.


Benefits as an Admin:

  1. Admins get a view of all classes setup in Google Classroom (currently not visible in Google Admin).
  2. LittleSIS for Classroom can be fully automated with scheduled reports from your SIS.
  3. Other apps that sync with Google Classroom can now be automated, such as GoGuardian classroom monitoring sessions.

Other Information


  • SY17-18 Pricing starts at $700 (per domain), according to Amplified Labs' website.



How does it work?


This video gives a live demonstration of how Little SIS for Classroom works as well as how the setup process will typically go.

The Bottom Line

Someone is bound to ask if I am being paid to cover this product. I am NOT a paid endorser of any product currently on my blog. I only post tools that I genuinely believe can help either teachers, admins, and others or tools that I have an interest or experience in.

Am I recommending this product? Possibly. Since I have not had any first hand experience with this product, I cannot say for sure that I would recommend this product. I have been looking for a tool like this for quite some time. However, my only hesitation is that I am looking at other Learning Management Systems (LMS) that offer more features than Google Classroom. It is easy for teachers to set up classrooms. Although, I admit that sometimes it can be monotonous task. This can work great for those district that heavily rely on Google Classroom and may not be using an LMS.

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