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

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. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. On the class card, tap Accept.


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

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 then tap 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

This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. 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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