Today the Northern Hemisphere says "goodbye" to Microsoft Classroom.
I know it received mixed reviews from teachers across the globe, but let's face it: if it fulfilled your assignment needs, it was good.
I always liked MS Classroom. I was impressed with its task focussed design and how it was a helpful first step towards integrating a minimalist assignment workflow into schools, especially considering it's announcement coincided with the start of a mass exodus from larger learning products for being too complex and underutilised.
MS Classroom did have its shortcomings. Things like a lack of tracking teaching-over-time, no parent engagement and numerical only marking formats meant that it was never going to be universally adopted. Of course, this was a conscious decision by Microsoft so these schools could upgrade to more advanced products like Teacher Dashboard when their needs outstripped the available Classroom functionality.