Cardiff Steiner School is using G Suite for Education for pupils and staff. G Suite for Education is a set of education productivity tools from Google including Google Classroom, Calendar, Docs and more, used by many students and teachers around the world.
G Suite for Education provides a secure learning intranet for our pupils and staff. Pupils/parents are issued with a safe and secure login and are able to access their learning both in School and at home, allowing them to work between the two.
Our pupil/parents accounts have a tailored set of security settings to reflect the fact that the system is being used by a child or young person – they have a much higher security setting than our staff for example.
Enter your password (if you don’t know your child’s email address and password please use the Question/Help form below to request them).
*PLEASE NOTE – If you already have a personal Gmail or Google account it may automatically log you in to this account first. If so, go to your profile icon/letter at the top right of the screen, click on it and choose ‘add another account’ and do so using your School email address and password.
Once you are logged in, click on the ‘waffle’ icon and choose ‘Classroom’ from the drop down
You will see a list of your ‘Classes’. Select ‘Join’ and you will enter that Class and see further instructions from your teachers.
How to see everyone in a Google Meet Live Lesson
You can change the layout in Google Meet to see up to 16 people at a time in ‘Tiled’ layout.
Now, anytime you are in a Google Meet you will now see a new button in the top right corner of the Meet window (next to the People and Chat button).
Simply click on this button to turn Grid View on or off. Once you turn it on you will now see all of the participants in the meeting.
There are a few options you can adjust in the drop-down menu below the button.
Only show participants with video – If you check this box then Grid View will not show anyone who has turned off their webcam or who doesn’t have a camera.
Highlight speakers – If you check this box then anytime someone is speaking, a yellow box will appear around their them in the grid. This can help make it easier to see who is talking.
Include yourself in the grid – You can check or uncheck this if you want to see yourself as well.
FAQs / Common Issues
How do I join an online Meeting or Live Lesson
You can join a scheduled online Parents Meeting or Live Lesson in various ways. Find out more here
I have multiple Google Accounts which are causing issues
Users with multiple Google accounts may have problems working between the different Google accounts. For example if anyone else using the device has a Gmail account you may find that G Suite switches to the other person’s account while you are logged into G Suite. This can cause various problems such as with opening files.
If you have any questions at all please use the contact form below and Jenny will get back to you. She can also do live support sessions with you where you can share your screen with her and she can talk you through the issues you are having.