Create a class

As a teacher, one of the first things you'll do in Classroom is create a class for each of the classes you teach. In a class, you can assign work and post announcements to students.

Anyone over 13 can create a class using a personal Google Account. However, if your school has a G suite for Education account, you should use that email to create your classes. For details, go to About Classroom user accounts.

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. On the Classes page, click Add Add and then Create class.

    Click Create class

  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.

Next steps: When you create a class, Classroom automatically creates a class code. You use it to invite students to the class. You can always view the class code on the Stream page. 

Complete other common tasks

Accept a provisioned class

Your Classroom administrator can create classes for you and add students to them. Classes created by your administrator are in a provisioned, or prepared, state. 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 you want to use for your class, 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 More and then Edit.

    Click Edit

  3. Enter a new name, section, subject, or room and then click Save.

Display a profile photo

You can display a profile photo next to your name on the Stream page and on class cards on the Classes page. Classroom uses your Google Account profile photo as your Classroom profile photo.
For instructions, 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, the Classroom G Suite administrator might need to verify you’re a teacher. Contact your administrator for help. For instructions, administrators can go to Verify teachers and set permissions.

Note: If you have a personal Google Account, there are limits on the number of classes you can create. Learn more about Classroom limits.

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