Post announcements to your students

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

Note: The previous version of Classroom (without the Classwork page) was deprecated and discontinued on September 4, 2019. For more information, see Classroom classes without the Classwork page.

You can post announcements to your class on the Stream page. Announcements are posts with no assignments. Use them to give notices to your students. Announcements appear on the Stream page in chronological order. If you want, you can move an older post to the top. 

Students get an email for each announcement, but they can turn off the email notification feature.

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

You can post announcements to one or more classes, or to select students in a class. You can also add attachments.

Post an announcement

  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. On the Stream page, click Share something with your class.
  4. Enter your announcement and click Post.

Note: As you type your announcement, Classroom automatically saves it and puts a draft in Saved announcements at the top of the stream.

Post to additional classes

Announcements to multiple classes go to all students in those classes.

Select class

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 post an announcement to individual students. You can’t post to more than 100 students at a time.

  1. Click All students and then All students again to deselect students.
    Click All students
  2. To select a student, click their name.

    On the Stream page, you can see the number of students the announcement was posted to.

  3. (Optional) To view the students’ names, on the announcement, click number students.Number of students

Add attachments

You can add attachments, 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: 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 announcement and saves it to the class Drive folder.

Attach

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 Add.
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 Link.

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

Post, schedule, or save a draft announcement

As you type your announcement, Classroom will automatically save it and put a draft in the Saved announcements section at the top of the Stream.

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 announcement and saves it to the class Drive folder.

  • 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 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, go to the top of the Stream page.

Add a comment to a posted announcement

  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. On the Stream page, find the posted announcement and click Add class comment.
  4. Enter a comment and click Post.
Edit an announcement

Edits affect individual classes. For multi-class announcements, make edits in each class.

  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. Choose an option:
    • For a posted announcement:
      1. On the Stream page, 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 Stream page, click Saved announcements.
      2. Click the announcement and enter your changes.
      3. Choose an option:
        1. For a scheduled announcement, click Schedule.
        2. 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. 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. Choose an option:
    • For a posted announcement:
      1. On the Stream page, 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 Stream page, click Saved announcements.
      2. Next to the announcement, click Remove Remove and then Delete.

Move an announcement to the top

You can move an announcement or any other post to the top of the stream.
  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. On the Stream page, on the announcement, click More More and then Move to top.
    Move to top

 

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