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.

If you don’t know if your class is using Classwork, see Does my class have the Classwork page?

My class has the Classwork page

If you don't have the Classwork page, go here instead.

Create an assignment

When you create an assignment, you can:

Create an assignment

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. At the top, click Create and then Assignment.
    Create assignment
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
     

Post to one or more classes

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

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

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, click the value.
    Points
  2. Enter a new point value or select Ungraded.

Add a due date or time

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

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

Note: When you enter a time, Classroom defaults to PM unless you specify AM.

Add a topic

  1. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
    Select 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 one topic to an assignment.

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

Add attachments

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

Attachment type Directions
Attach File
  1. Click Attach.
  2. Select the file and then Upload.
Google Drive Drive
  1. Click Drive Google Drive.
  2. Select the item and click Add.
If you attach a Google Forms quiz and there’s no other attachment with the assignment, grades can be imported directly to the Student Work page.
YouTube YouTube

To search for a video to attach:

  1. Click YouTube YouTube.
  2. Enter keywords and click Search Search.
  3. Click the video and then Add.


To attach a video link by URL:

  1. Click YouTube YouTube and then URL.
  2. Enter the URL and click Add.
Link Link
  1. Click Link Link.
  2. Enter the URL and click Add Link.


To delete an attachment, next to it, click Remove Remove.

To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, click the Down arrow 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—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.

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

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, click ClassworkDon't see Classwork?

Post an assignment

To post the assignment immediately, click Assign.

Schedule the assignment to post later

  1. Next to Assign, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Schedule.Schedule
  2. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time. When you enter a time, Classroom defaults to PM unless you specify AM.
  3. Click Schedule. The assignment will automatically post at the scheduled date and time.

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

Save an assignment as a draft

Next to Assign, click the Down arrow Down Arrow 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. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the assignment, click More More and then Edit
    Select Edit
  4. Choose an option:
    • For a posted or scheduled assignment: Make your changes and click Save.
    • For a draft assignment: Make your changes. Next to Assign, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Save draft.
Add a class comment to the assignment
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. At the top, click Classwork and then the assignment and then View AssignmentDon't see Classwork?
  3. To add a comment to the class, at the top, click Instructions.
    Add class comment
  4. Click Add class comment, enter your comment, and click 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. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click your class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the assignment, click More More and then Delete. Click Delete again to confirm.

My class doesn't have the Classwork page

Create an assignment

When you create an assignment, you can:

Create an assignment

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in 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
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.

Post an assignment to one or more classes

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

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 specific 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.

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, click the value.

Points

  1. Enter a new point value or select Ungraded.

 

Add a due date or time

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

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

Note: When you enter a time, Classroom defaults to PM unless you specify AM.

Add a topic

  1. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow 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.

Add attachments

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

Attachment type Directions
Attach File
  1. Click Attach.
  2. Select the file and then Upload.
Google Drive Drive
  1. Click Drive Google Drive.
  2. Select the item and click Add.
If you attach a Google Forms quiz and there’s no other attachment with the assignment, grades can be imported directly to the Student Work page.
YouTube YouTube

To search for a video to attach:

  1. Click YouTube YouTube.
  2. Enter keywords and click Search Search.
  3. Click the video and then Add.


To attach a video link by URL:

  1. Click YouTube YouTube and then URL.
  2. Enter the URL and click Add.
Link Link
  1. Click Link Link.
  2. Enter the URL and click Add Link.


To delete an attachment, next to it, click Remove Remove.

To decide how students interact with an attachment, next to the attachment, click the Down arrow 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—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.

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

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, at the top of the class stream click Saved posts.

Post an assignment

  • To post the assignment immediately, click Assign.

Schedule the assignment to post later

  1. Next to Assign, click Down Down Arrowand then Schedule.Schedule
  2. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time. When you enter a time, Classroom will default to PM unless you specify AM.
  3. 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.

Save an assignment as a draft

  • To save the assignment as a draft, next to Assign, click Down Down Arrow 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. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Go to the Stream page 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 Stream page, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes and click Schedule.
    • For a draft assignment, at the top of the Stream page, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the assignment.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Assign, click Down Down Arrow and then Save draft.
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. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in 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. On the stream page, 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 Stream page, click Saved posts.
      2. Next to the assignment, click Remove Remove and then Delete.
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