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Post announcements to your students

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

Announcements are posts with no assignments. Use them to give notices to your students. Announcements show at the top of the class stream. Unless your students turn the email notification feature off, they get an email with each announcement.

You can draft and schedule announcements and control who comments or replies to posts. For details on commenting, see Set class permissions.

Create an announcement

When you create an announcement, you can:

Open the announcement page

  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 Addand then click Create announcement Create announcement.
  4. Enter your announcement and click Post.

Post to additional classes

Announcements to multiple classes are shared with all students in those classes.

Create an announcement

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

Post to individual students

Unless you’re posting to multiple classes, you can make an announcement to individual students. You can post to up to 100 students at a time.

Choose students
  1. Next to All students, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  2. Click All students to deselect it.
  3. To select students, click each student’s name.
    In the class stream, you’ll see the number of students the announcement was posted to.
  4. (Optional) To view the students’ names, on the announcement, click number students.

Add a topic

Add topic

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

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add materials

You can add materials, such as Google Drive files, YouTube videos, or links, to your announcement. Google Drive items are view-only to students and editable by co-teachers. To change these sharing options, see Stop, limit, or change sharing.

Note: You can attach Drive files you don’t have permission to share, but you have to make a copy of the file. If you see a message “You don’t have permission to attach this file. Would you like Classroom to create a copy in your Drive and attach it?”, click Copy and Classroom will make a copy to attach to your announcement. The copy is saved to the class Drive folder.

Add attachment

Attachment type Directions
Attach File
  1. Click File.
  2. Select the file and click Upload.
Google Drive Drive
  1. Click Drive.
  2. Select the item and click Select.
YouTube YouTube

To search for a video to attach:

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

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

Post, schedule, or save a draft announcement
  • To post the announcement immediately, click Post.
  • To schedule the announcement for later:
    1. Next to Post, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Schedule.
    2. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time.
    3. Click Schedule.
      The announcement is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.
    4. (Optional) To schedule the announcement for another class, schedule it first for one class and then reuse the announcement in the other class.
  • To save the announcement as a draft, next to Post, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Save draft.
  • To see your scheduled and draft posts, at the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.

Add a comment to a posted announcement

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

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

  2. Click the class.
  3. In the class stream, find the announcement and click Add class comment.
  4. Enter a comment and click Post.
Edit an announcement

After you post an announcement to multiple classes, editing it changes it in one class.

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

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

  2. Choose an option:
    • For a posted announcement:
      1. In the class stream, next to the announcement, click More More and then Edit.
      2. Enter your changes and click Save.
    • For a scheduled or draft announcement:
      1. At the top of the class stream, click Saved posts.
      2. Click the announcement.
      3. Enter your changes.
      4. For a scheduled announcement, click Schedule.
        For a draft announcement, next to Post, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Save draft.
Reuse an announcement

To reuse an announcement, see Reuse a post.

Delete an announcement 
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

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

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

 

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