In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of Google Drive videos not being played in Google Classroom. When it comes to focusing on a streamlined interaction of teachers with students, then it’s the offering from Silicon Valley giants that still reign supreme. Providing a rich platform for the faculties to send assignments and project works to their students in just a few clicks has resulted in this app being the go-to choice for the education institutions.
In this regard, it has incorporated the Google Drive services so that users have no trouble in sending and receiving files. Since Drive is one of the most widely used and trusted file-sharing services, plus the fact that it is part of the Google ecosystem, there’s no guessing involved in why Classroom has this embedded it into its ecosystem. However, not everyone is able to make full use of this feature.
Whenever they are trying to access videos (that have been uploaded to Drive) via the Google Classroom app, they are instead being greeted with the black screen and an error message that spells out “video not responding”. While this issue is no doubt quite infuriating, to say the least, but there’s an easy workaround that has been known to rectify this error. So without further ado, let’s check out the steps to fix the issue of Google Drive videos not being played in Google Classroom.
How to Fix: Cannot Play Google Classroom Videos in Drive
As mentioned before, Classroom doesn’t have any native server of its own and rather uploads all the files over to Drive. So as soon as I faced this problem, I straightaway went to the Drive app and trying accessing the video from there. Turns out I was easily able to play that same video in Drive that was causing issues in Classroom. So this verified one thing: the issue is with Classroom and not with Drive. Keeping this in mind, let’s proceed ahead with the workaround to fix the issue of Google Drive videos not being played in Google Classroom.
- To begin with, launch the Google Drive app on your device.
- Then sign in with the same account that you use while logging in to Google Classroom.
- Now browse to the Classroom folder and head over to that folder where the video was posted.
- Try accessing this video now, you should have no trouble playing it.
So with this, you have fixed the issue of Google Drive videos not being played in Google Classroom. Since the Drive servers are working well and good, you should’ve no problems in implementing this fix. As far as the official fix is concerned, well Google hasn’t released it till now. Once it does, we will update this post accordingly. The only thing certain as of now is the fact that the issue is indeed with the Classroom app. On that note, we round off this guide. All your queries are welcomed in the comments section below.
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1 thought on “Fix: Cannot Play Google Drive Videos in Google Classroom”
Strange that almost five months your post, Classroom still shows this issue…
What we start do here is upload videos from the computer HD, instead pick them up from Google Drive cloud. This is working to us. I hope this help you, as it is a little bit easier to the students, as they don’t need to leave Classroom and browse videos files using Drive app.
Bertrand da Silva