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Create a class

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

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.

Create a class
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click Add Add and then Create class.

    Click Create class

  3. Enter the class name.

    Enter class name

  4. (Optional) Enter text, such as grade level or class time.
  5. (Optional) Enter a subject or click one from the list that appears when you enter text.
  6. Click Create.

Next steps: Classroom automatically creates a class code when you create a new class. You use it to invite students to the class. If you want, you can change the class theme and display a profile photo. You can archive a class if you no longer need it. For details, see Archive a class.

Accept a provisioned class

The administrator who manages Classroom can create classes for you and add students to them. Classes created by your administrator are in a provisioned state. You need to sign in to Classroom to accept or decline the classes before they're visible to any students or co-teachers.

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. On the class card, click Accept.

    Accept

  3. Confirm the number of students and activation of the class and click Accept.

Note: To learn more about provisioning classes, see the 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. Sign in to Classroom 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. Sign in to Classroom 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, or subject, and click Save.
Display a profile photo
You can display a profile photo next to your name in the class stream 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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