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Create an assignment

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

You create an assignment in the class stream. While you’re creating an assignment, you can save a draft and assign it at a later date, 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.

Create an assignment
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. At the bottom, hover over Add Add and then click Create assignment Create assignment.
    Create assignment
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.

Post an assignment to additional classes

  1. Next to For, click Down Down Arrow and then select the class or classes you want to include.

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

Post an assignment 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. Next to All students, click Down Down Arrow and then All students to deselect it.
    All students
  2. Select the students you want to post the assignment to.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students you posted to on the assignment in the class stream. To view the students’ names, click number students on the assignment.

Add a due date or time

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

  1. Next to Due, click Down Down Arrow.
    Due date
  2. Next to No due date, click Down Down Arrow.
  3. Click a date on the calendar.
  4. (Optional) To set a due time, click Time and enter a time.

Add a topic to an assignment

  1. Next to No topic, click Down Down Arrow.
    Topic
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.

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

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add materials to an assignment

You can add attachments, such as Google Drive files, links, or YouTube videos to your assignment.

  • To upload a file, click Attach Attach. Select the file, and click Upload.
  • To attach a Google Drive item, such as a document or form:
    1. Click Drive Drive.
    2. Select the item and click Add.
  • If you attach a Google Forms quiz, grades can be imported directly to the Student Work page if there is no other attachment on the assignment.

    Note: Grade importing can’t be enabled if there is another attachment on the assignment.

  • To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, click Down Down Arrow and choose an option:
    • Students can view file—All students can read the file, but not edit it.
    • Students can edit file—All students share the same file and can make changes to it.
    • Make a copy for each student—(For Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides only) Students receive an individual copy of the file that they can edit. The student’s name is automatically added to the document title. When a student turns in the assignment, the teacher sees the file labeled with the student’s name.
  • To attach a YouTube video, click YouTube YouTube and choose an option:
    • Search for a video to attach:
      1. At Video search, enter keywords and click Search Search.
      2. Click the video and then Add.
    • Attach a video link:
      1. Click URL.
      2. Enter the URL and click Add.
  • To attach a link, click Link Link, enter the URL, and click Add.
  • To delete an attachment, click Remove Remove next to the attachment.
Post, schedule, or save a draft assignment
  • To post the assignment immediately, click Assign.
  • To schedule the assignment to post later, next to Assign, click Down Down Arrowand then Schedule.Schedule
    1. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time.
    2. Click Schedule. The assignment is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.

      Note: To schedule the assignment for another class, schedule it first for 1 class and then reuse the assignment in the other class.

  • To save the assignment as a draft, next to Assign, click Down Down Arrow and then Save draft.

 

To see scheduled and draft posts, at the top of the class stream click Saved posts.

Edit an assignment
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Go to the class stream and choose an option:
    • For a posted assignment:
      1. Next to the assignment, click More More and then Edit.
      2. Make any changes you need.
      3. Click Save.
    • For a scheduled assignment, at the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes and click Schedule.
    • For a draft assignment, at the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Assign, click Down Down Arrow and then Save draft.

      Note: After an assignment is posted to several classes, editing the assignment in 1 class doesn't change it in the other classes.

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! Once deleted, there's no way to undo deleting an assignment.
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and choose an option:
    • To delete a posted assignment:
      1. In the class stream next to the assignment, click More More and then Delete.
      2. Click Delete again to confirm.
    • To delete a draft or scheduled assignment:
      1. At the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      2. Next to the assignment, click Remove Remove and then Delete.

 

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