Post announcements to your students

This article is for teachers. Students go here.

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

You can draft and schedule announcements and control who comments or replies to posts. If a student turns on notifications, they’ll get an email when you post an announcement.

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Create an announcement

You can post announcements to one or more classes or to certain 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 and enter your announcement.

You can continue to edit and customize your announcement. Otherwise, if you’re ready, see below to post, schedule, or save your announcement.

Post to additional classes

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

  1. On the Stream page, click Share something with your class.
  2. Next to For, click the Down arrow ""and thenselect the classes you want to include.

    Select class

  3. Enter your announcement and click Post.

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. On the Stream page, click Share something with your class.
  2. Click All studentsand thenAll students again to deselect students.
    Click All students
  3. Click a student’s name to select them.

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

  4. (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.

  1. Follow the steps above to create a post.
  2. Click Addand thenchoose an option:

    Attach

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

    Search for a video:

    1. Click YouTube "".
    2. Enter keywords and click Search "".
    3. Click the videoand thenAdd.

    To attach a video link by URL:

    1. Click YouTube ""and thenURL.
    2. Enter the URL and click Add.
    "" Link
    1. Click Link "".
    2. Enter the URL and click Add Link.
  3. If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, click Copy. Classroom makes a copy of the file to attach to the announcement and saves the copy to the class Drive folder.
  4. (Optional) To delete an attachment, next to the attachment, click Remove "".
Post, schedule, or save a draft announcement

You can post an announcement immediately, or you can schedule it to post later. If you don’t want to post it yet, you can save it as a draft. Your drafts are kept in the Saved announcements section at the top of the Stream page.

Post an announcement

  1. Follow the steps above to create a post.
  2. Click Post to immediately post the announcement.

    Note: If you don't enter text in the announcement, the Post button is not active even if you add attachments.

Schedule an announcement to post later

  1. Follow the steps above to create a post.
  2. Next to Post, click the Down arrow ""and thenSchedule.
  3. Next to the date, click the Down arrow "" and select a date and time.
  4. Click Schedule.The announcement automatically posts at the scheduled date and time.
  5. (Optional) To schedule the announcement for another class, schedule it first for one class and reuse the announcement in the other class.

Save an announcement as a draft

  1. Follow the steps above to create a post.
  2. Next to Post, click the  Down arrow ""and thenSave draft.
Add a class comment to 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, find the posted announcement and click Add class comment.
  4. Enter a comment and click Post.

 Manage announcements

Edit an announcement

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

Edit a posted announcement

  1. On the Stream page, next to the announcement, click More ""and thenEdit.
  2. Enter your changes and click Save.

Edit a scheduled announcement

  1. At the top of the Stream page, click Saved announcements.
  2. Click the announcement.
  3. Enter your changes and click Schedule.

Edit a draft announcement

  1. At the top of the Stream page, click Saved announcements.
  2. Click the announcement and enter your changes.
  3. Next to Post, click the Down arrow ""and thenSave draft.
Reuse an announcement

To reuse an announcement, see Reuse a post.

Delete an announcement 

Delete 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. On the Stream page, next to the announcement, click  More ""and thenDelete.
  3. Click Delete to confirm.

Delete a scheduled or draft 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. At the top of the Stream page, click Saved announcements.
  3. Next to the announcement, click Remove ""and thenDelete.

 

Move an announcement to the top
You can move an announcement or any other post to the top of the class 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 ""and thenMove to top.
    Move to top

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