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Create an announcement

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

Announcements are helpful for notices or reminders in your class stream. You can save a draft to post later. You can also schedule the announcement for a later date. Anyone can add comments to announcements, which are visible under it. You can control who can comment or reply to posts. For details, see Set class permissions.

Create an 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. At the bottom, hover over Add Addand then click Create announcement Create announcement.
  4. Enter your announcement.

Post an announcement to additional classes

  1. Next to For, click the Down arrow 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 announcement to individual students

By default, an announcement is posted to all students in the class. You can post an announcement 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.
  2. Click All students to deselect it.
  3. To select students, click each student’s name.

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

Add a topic to an announcement

  1. Next to No topic, click the 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 to an announcement

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

  1. To upload a file, click Attach Attach, select the file and click Upload.
  2. To attach a Drive item, such as a document or form:
    1. Click Drive Drive.
    2. Select the item and click Add.
  3. To attach a YouTube video, click YouTube YouTube and choose an option:
    • To search for a video to attach:
      1. At Video search, enter keywords and click Search Search.
      2. Click the video and then Add.
    • To attach a video link:
      1. Click URL.
      2. Enter the URL and click Add.
  4. (Optional) To attach a link, click Link ;Link, enter the URL, and click Add.
  5. 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, next to Post, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Schedule.
    1. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time.
    2. Click Schedule. The announcement is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.

      Note: If you want to schedule the announcement for another class, schedule it first for 1 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 scheduled and draft posts, click Saved posts at the top of the class stream.

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. Find the announcement in the stream and click Add class comment.
  4. Enter a comment and click Post.
Edit an announcement
  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:
    • For a posted announcement:
      1. Next to the announcement, click More More and then Edit.
      2. Make any changes and click Save.
    • For a scheduled announcement, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the announcement.
      2. Make any changes and click Schedule.
    • For a draft announcement, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the announcement.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Post, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Save draft.

      Note: After an announcement is posted to several classes, editing it in one class does not change it in any other class.

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. Click the class and choose an option:
    • For a posted announcement, next to the announcement, click More More and then Delete.

      To confirm, click Delete again.

    • For a draft or scheduled announcement, at the top, click Saved posts.

      Next to the announcement, click Remove Remove and then Delete.

 

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