REVIEW: Hi Chris, really loved this thanks! In my work I haven’t had a chance to try Google Classroom as their servers don’t meet the standard for use in a university (e.g. servers in the US, lack of control over data, privacy). So I couch all my opinions in the understanding that I have never personally used the tool as it exists!
I think that your changes and amendments to the existing service are excellent, and I think (providing the price is right) could have enormous uptake in schools. Google’s strength has always been it’s massive marketshare in other existing marketspaces. I believe with the changes you’ve proposed that Google could enter with a LMS product at a lower price point than competitors, and with a more familiar/user friendly interface for many users, which could gain them immediate attention.