We’re writing to let you know about a change to Google Classroom which will be rolled out to all G Suite domains beginning today, April 17, 2019.
What do we need to know?
From April 17, 2019, any new classes created in Classroom will experience new ordering rules on the Classwork page. New topics or items posted to the Classwork page in these new classes will start to appear at the top of the page instead of the bottom. We have made this change to improve the user experience of Classroom based on teacher and professor feedback. This feature will not be supported by versions of the mobile app which are older than 2.2019.06301 on iOS and 5.2.102.04xx on Android.
What does this mean for my organization?
Users running mobile versions of the Classroom app older than the above mentioned versions will not see the order they set on Classroom web for their Classwork pages in new classes within the mobile apps. Additionally, assignments posted via these older mobile app versions, will not post to the top of the page.
What do we need to do?
To enable your users to view the new ordering on mobile, please update your devices (via the Play and App Stores) so that they are running the latest versions of the Android and iOS apps.
To ensure both teachers and students have a consistent experience across Classroom web and mobile, please let your teachers, professors, and students know about this feature, and encourage them to update their personal devices to the latest version of the Classroom mobile apps as soon as possible.
This news is from Google on 17 April 2019