Create a class

You can create a class to assign work and post announcements to students.
 
If your school has a G Suite for Education account, you should use that email to create your classes. However, anyone over 13 years old can create a class using a personal Google Account.

Create a 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. At the top of the Classes page, click Add and thenCreate class.

    Click Create class

    Note: If you don’t see Create class, your account only lets you join classes. Switch accounts or contact your G Suite administrator for help.

  3. Enter the class name.

    Enter class details

  4. (Optional) To enter a short description, grade level, or class time, click Section and enter the details.
  5. (Optional) To add a subject, click Subject and enter a name or click one from the list that appears when you enter text.
  6. (Optional) To enter the location for the class, click Room and enter the details.
  7. Click Create.

Classroom automatically creates a class code that you can use to invite students to the class. You can always get the class code at the top of the class stream.

Complete other common tasks

Open all  |  Close all

Accept a provisioned class
Your G Suite administrator can create classes for you and add students to them. To activate a provisioned class so it’s visible to students and co-teachers, you have to sign in to Classroom and accept the 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. On the class card, click Accept.
    Click Accept  ​​
  3. Confirm the number of students and activation of the class and click Accept.

Note: To learn more about provisioning classes, go to Classroom API resources.

Change the class theme
After you create a class, you can change the default image or color pattern that's displayed at the top of the class stream. Only a teacher can change the theme.

Choose a different theme image from the gallery

  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 at the bottom of the image, click Select theme.

    Click Select theme

  3. Choose an option:
    • Select an image from the gallery and then click Select class theme.
    • Click Patterns, select a color and pattern, and click Select class theme.

Upload your own theme image

  1. Open the class and at the bottom of the image, click Upload photo.

    Click Upload photo

  2. Choose an option:
    • Drag a photo from your computer to the middle of the screen.
    • Click Select a photo from your computer, choose the image, and click Open.
  3. Click Select class theme.
Edit class information
  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 class card, click More ""and thenEdit.

    Click Edit

  3. Enter a new name, section, subject, or roomand thenclick Save.
Change your profile photo
Classroom uses your Google Account profile photo as your Classroom profile photo. To change your photo, go to Change your Gmail profile picture
Copy a class
To save time, you can copy a class for another section or term. For instructions, go to Copy a class

Problem creating a class?

  • If you have a G Suite for Education account but can't add a class, your G Suite administrator might need to verify that you’re a teacher. Contact your administrator for help. For instructions, administrators can go to Verify teachers and set permissions.
  • If you have a personal Google Account, there are limits on the number of classes that you can create. Learn more about Classroom limits.

Related topics

Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?