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Import Google Classroom Data to Google Sheets

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In this guide, we’ll walk through how to pull Google Classroom API data data directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets.

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Before You Begin

Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.

Part 1: Connect to the Google Classroom API

If you haven’t connected API Connector to Google Classroom before, you’ll first need to initiate the connection as follows:

  1. Open up Google Sheets and click Extensions > API Connector > Manage Connections.
  2. In the list of available connections, find “Google Classroom” and click Connect.
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  3. You will be directed to google.com and asked to allow API Connector to access your classroom information. Choose the scopes you’d like access to and click Allow.
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  4. You’ll then be returned to your Google Sheet, and can verify that your Google Clasroom connection is active in the Connections screen.

Part 2: Create Your Google Classroom API Request URL

We’ll first pull in a list of the courses you have access to.

  • API root: https://www.googleapis.com
  • Endpoint: /v1/courses

Putting it together, we get the full API Request URL:

https://classroom.googleapis.com/v1/courses

Part 3: Pull Google Classroom API Data into Sheets

We can now enter these values into API Connector.

  1. In API Connector, click Create, choose GET from the dropdown menu, and paste in the Request URL we created above.
    google-classroom-url
  2. Choose ‘Google Classroom’ from the authentication dropdown.
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  3. We don’t need any headers so just leave that section blank.
  4. Create a new tab and click Set current to use that tab as your data destination.
  5. Name your request and click Run. A moment later you’ll see a list of your courses populate your sheet.
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Part 4: More Example API Requests

For the full set of endpoints check the API documentation here. If you want to get an idea how it works, you can also check these examples:

  • List course announcements (get your courseId value from the previous request):
https://classroom.googleapis.com/v1/courses/{courseId}/announcements
  • List class coursework
https://classroom.googleapis.com/v1/courses/{courseId}/courseWork

Part 5: Handle Pagination

By default, Google will limit records to 30 unless the pageSize parameter is used.
googleclassroom-pagination

To cycle through additional pages of data, set up pagination handling like this:

  • Pagination: cursor
  • Next token parameter: pageToken
  • Next token path: nextPageToken
    googleclassroom-pagination-cursor

Part 6: API Documentation

Official API documentation: https://developers.google.com/classroom/reference/rest

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