Create an assignment

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When you create an assignment, you can post it immediately, save a draft, or schedule it to post at a later date. After students complete and turn in their work, you can grade and return it to the students.

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Create an assignment
In classes created after April 17, 2019, posts to the Classwork page appear at the top.

When you create an assignment, you can:

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork ClassworkDon't see Classwork?

  3. Tap Add Add and then Assignment.
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.

Post to one or more classes

  1. Next to the class name, tap Next Next.
  2. Tap any additional classes and then Done.

    Note: You can’t post to individual students across multiple classes. Posts to multiple classes are shared with all students in the classes.

Post to individual students

By default, an assignment is posted to all students in the class. You can post an assignment to individual students. However, you can’t post to individual students if more than one class is included. And, you can’t post to more than 100 individual students at a time.

  1. Tap All students and then All students to deselect it.
  2. Tap the students you want to post the assignment to.
  3. Tap Done.

Change the point value

You can change the point value of an assignment or make the assignment ungraded. By default, assignments are set at 100 points. 

  1. Next to Points, tap the value.
  2. Enter a new point value or tap Ungraded.
  3. Tap Save.

Add a due date or time

By default, the assignment has no due date. To change this:

  1. Tap Due date, select a date, and tap OK.
  2. (Optional) Tap Time, select a time, and tap OK.

Add a topic

  1. Tap No topic.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, tap Add topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it.
  3. Tap Save.

Note: You can only add 1 topic to an assignment.

Learn more about how to add topics to the Classwork page.

Add attachments

You can add Google Drive files, links, images, or photos to your assignment.  

Tap Attach Attach and choose an option:

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the assignment and saves it to the class Drive folder.

Attachment type Directions
Google Drive Drive
  1. Tap Drive Google Drive.
  2. Tap the item.
Link Link
  1. Tap Link Link,
  2. Enter the URL.
  3. Tap Add.
Photo

To attach a photo:

  1. Tap Pick photo.
  2. Choose your photo.

To take a photo:

  1. Tap Use camera.
  2. Take a photo.

To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, tap Preview Preview and choose an option:

  • Students can view—All students can read the file, but not edit it.
  • Students can edit—All students share the same file and can make changes to it.
  • Make a copy for each student—Students get their own copy of the file with their name added to the document title. For Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files, both you and the student can edit the document. When students turn in the assignment, they can’t edit the document until you return it to them.

  To delete an attachment, next to it, tap Preview Preview and then Delete.

Post, schedule, or save a draft assignment

When you create an assignment, you can post it immediately, schedule it to post later, or save it as a draft.

To see scheduled and drafted assignments, tap Classwork ClassworkDon't see Classwork?

Post an assignment

To post the assignment immediately, tap Post Post.

Schedule an assignment to post later

  1. Tap More More and then Schedule.
  2. Next to Schedule for:
    1. Tap the date and select a new date.
    2. Tap the time and select a new time.
  3. Tap Schedule.

The assignment will automatically post at the scheduled date and time.

Note: To schedule the assignment in another class, schedule it first for one class and then reuse the post for the other class.

Save an assignment as a draft

To save the assignment as a draft, tap More More and then Save draft.

Edit an assignment

Note: If you post an assignment to multiple classes, edits made in one class won’t transfer to the other classes.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. On the assignment, swipe left and then tap Edit Edit.
  4. Choose an option:
    • To edit a posted or scheduled assignment, make changes and tap Save or Schedule.
    • To edit a draft assignment, make changes, tap More More and then Save changes.
Add a class comment to an assignment
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork and then the assignment. Don't see Classwork?
  3. To add a comment to the class, at the top, tap Instructions.
  4. At the bottom, tap Add class comment, enter your comment, and tap Post Post.
Reuse an assignment

To reuse an assignment, see Reuse a post.

Delete an assignment

If you delete an assignment, all grades and comments related to the assignment are deleted. However, any attachments or files created by you or the students are still available in Drive.

Warning! There's no way to undo deleting an assignment.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. On the assignment, swipe left and then tap Delete Trash.
  4. Tap Delete again to confirm.

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Create an assignment

When you create an assignment, you can:

Create an assignment

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.

  2. Tap Add Add and then Assignment.
  3. Enter the title and any instructions.

Post to one or more classes

  1. Next to the class name, tap Next Next.
  2. Select any additional classes and tap Done.

    Note: You can’t post to individual students across multiple classes. Posts to multiple classes are shared with all students in the classes.

Post to individual students

By default, an assignment is posted to all students in the class. You can post an assignment to individual students. However, you can’t post to individual students if more than one class is included. And, you can’t post to more than 100 individual students at a time.

  1. Tap All students.
  2. Tap All students to deselect it.
  3. Tap the students you want to post the assignment to.
  4. Tap Done.

Change the point value

You can change the point value of an assignment or make the assignment ungraded. By default, assignments are set at 100 points. 

  1. Next to Points, tap the value.
  2. Enter a new point value or tap Ungraded.
  3. Tap Save.

Add a due date or time

By default, the assignment has no due date. To change this:

  1. Tap Due date, select a date, and tap OK.
  2. (Optional) Tap Time, select a time, and tap OK.

Add a topic

  1. Tap No topic.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, tap Add topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it.
  3. Tap Save.

Note: You can only add 1 topic to an assignment.

Add attachments

You can add Google Drive files, links, images, or photos to your assignment.  

Tap Attach Attach and choose an option:

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the assignment and saves it to the class Drive folder.

Attachment type Directions
Google Drive Drive
  1. Tap Drive Google Drive.
  2. Tap the item.
Link Link
  1. Tap Link Link,
  2. Enter the URL.
  3. Tap Add.
Photo

To attach a photo:

  1. Tap Pick photo.
  2. Choose your photo.

To take a photo:

  1. Tap Use camera.
  2. Take a photo.

To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, tap Preview Preview and choose an option:

  • Students can view—All students can read the file, but not edit it.
  • Students can edit—All students share the same file and can make changes to it.
  • Make a copy for each student—Students get their own copy of the file with their name added to the document title. For Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files, both you and the student can edit the document. When students turn in the assignment, they can’t edit the document until you return it to them.

  To delete an attachment, next to it, tap Preview Preview and then Delete.

Post, schedule, or save a draft assignment

When you create an assignment, you can post it immediately, schedule it to post later, or save it as a draft.

To see scheduled and draft posts, tap Saved posts at the top of the Stream page.

Post an assignment

To post the assignment immediately, tap Post Post.

Schedule an assignment to post later

  1. Tap More More and then Schedule.
  2. Next to Schedule for:
    1. Tap the date and select a new date.
    2. Tap the time and select a new time.
  3. Tap Schedule.

The assignment will automatically post at the scheduled date and time.

Note: To schedule the assignment in another class, schedule it first for one class and then reuse the post for the other class.

Save an assignment as a draft

To save the assignment as a draft, tap More More and then Save draft.

Edit an assignment

 Note: If you post an assignment to multiple classes, edits made in one class won’t transfer to the other classes.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To edit a posted assignment, on the assignment, swipe left and then tap Edit Edit.
      Make any changes and tap Save.
    • To edit a scheduled assignment, tap Saved posts and then tap the assignment. 
      Make any changes and tap Schedule.
    • To edit a draft assignment, tap Saved posts and thentap the assignment.
      Make any changes, tap More More and then Save changes.
Reuse an assignment

To reuse an assignment, see Reuse a post.

Delete an assignment

If you delete an assignment, all grades and comments related to the assignment are deleted. However, any attachments or files created by you or the students are still available in Drive.

Warning! There's no way to undo deleting an assignment.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Choose an option:
    • For a posted assignment, on the assignment, swipe left and then tap Delete Trash.
      Tap Delete again to confirm.
    • For a scheduled or draft assignment, tap Saved posts and then tap the assignment. 
      Tap More More and then Discard draft.
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