Create a class

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.

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.

Create a class
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap Add Add and then Create class.

    Tap Create class

  3. Enter the class name.
  4. (Optional) To enter a short description, grade level, or class time, tap Section and enter the details.
  5. (Optional) To enter the location for the class, tap Room and enter the details.
  6. (Optional) To add a subject, tap Subject and enter a name.
  7. Tap Create.

Next steps: Classroom automatically creates a class code when you create a new class. You use it to invite students to the class. 

Change the class theme
This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.
Edit class information
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. On the class card, tap More More and then Edit.
  3. Enter a new name, section, room, or subject and tap Save.
Display a profile photo
You can display a profile photo next to your name on the Stream page and on the class card on the home screen. Classroom uses your Google Account profile photo as your Classroom profile photo. See Change your Gmail profile picture for instructions on changing your profile photo.

Problem creating a class?

If you have a G Suite for Education account and you’re unable to add a class, the Classroom G Suite administrator might need to verify that you’re a teacher. Contact your administrator for help. If you’re the administrator, see how you can set permissions to create a class.

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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