Access Microsoft Teams and Google Classrooms via your games console or smart TV

Alternative ways of accessing Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams at Home

Microsoft Teams and Google classrooms can be accessed by most games consoles and smart TVs, which have inbuilt web browsers. This may be particularly helpful if you share a laptop/computer but also have access to a games console/smart TV. This may also be helpful for those who have internet access, no laptop/computer but DO have a games console/smart TV. A USB keyboard and mouse is also handy! 
You may not be able to do everything you can on a laptop or PC, but you can access resources and see what work your teacher has assigned for you to do.

How to use Google Classroom on Xbox
www.classroom.google.com

The Xbox consoles each have access to Microsoft Edge – the web browser that comes preinstalled as part of the Xbox user experience. This can be used to access Google Classroom.

  1. Plug a wired keyboard into your Xbox One, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S via one of the USB ports on the front or back.
  2. Press the Xbox button top-centre of a game controller and head to “My games & apps” in the side menu.
  3. Click on “See all”, scroll down to “Apps” and you will see Microsoft Edge in the icons on the right-hand side. Open it.
  4. Type classroom.google.com into the URL bar at the top and log in using your JCC account.
  5. You can either use an Xbox controller to move the cursor or a separate USB mouse plugged into one of the other ports.

How to use Google Classroom on PS4 & PS5
www.classroom.google.com

The PlayStation 4 has its own web browser that is easy to find on the PlayStation 4 (in the content menu as an icon with WWW written on it). However, it’s currently a bit trickier on PS5, as there is no way to open the browser natively.

Instead, you can open the System Settings, then the User Guide. This will open up an online user manual inside a web browser page so you only have to change the URL at the top. Otherwise, the rest of the steps are the same.

  1. Plug a wired keyboard and/or mouse into the USB ports on the PS4 or PS5 – each console should recognise them.
  2. In the URL bar of the browser, type classroom.google.com and then log in using your JCC account.
  3. You can now access Google Classroom.

Using an Xbox to access Microsoft Teams
https://teams.microsoft.com
  1. Plug in a keyboard into the Xbox USB slot
  2. Go to my games and apps
  3. Find ‘Microsoft Edge’ which is the web browser and select
  4. Type in the Microsoft Teams address and then login in to your account using your JCC username and password
  5. You can now access all the online content for remote learning and watch live sessions
  6. To move around you can use the Xbox control or plug in a mouse
  7. Use a headset to interact if you have one.

Using a PlayStation to access Microsoft Teams
https://teams.microsoft.com
  1. Go to the library and find options for games and applications
  2. Go into applications and you will find the internet browser. It is a ‘WWW’ with dots around it
  3. Type in the Microsoft Teams address and log in to your JCC account using your username and password
  4. You can now access all the online content for remote learning and watch live sessions
  5. Use a headset to interact if you have one.

The College is providing support to students that do not have access to an electronic device. To find out more students are asked to contact their Personal Progress Tutor.