Post to the Stream page

This article is for students. Teachers go here.

If your teacher allows, you can communicate with your class on the Stream page using posts, comments, and replies.

  • A post is information or a question you add to the class stream. 
    For example: When do we visit the museum?
  • A comment is a response to a post or another comment. 
    For example: We go next Friday. 
  • A reply is a response to someone’s comment that mentions them.
    For example: +commenter’s name Thanks!

Not all teachers allow posts and comments on the Stream page.​

Note: If you don't want to post to the Stream page, you can send a private comment to your teacher on an assignment or question.

Post to the Stream page

Create a post
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. On the Stream page, tap Share with your class.

    Share with your class

    Note: If you don’t see Share with your class, a teacher turned off permissions to post.

  4. Enter your message and tap Post Post.
Add an image, file, video, or link to your post

You can attach items to your post, such as images, files, Google Drive items, YouTube videos, or links.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. On the Stream page, tap Share with your class. If you don’t see Share with your class, a teacher turned off permissions to post.
  4. Tap Attach Attach.
    Attachment type Directions
    Drive Drive
    1. Tap Drive Drive. Don't see the Drive icon?  

    2. Tap the item.
    3. Tap Select.
    Link Link
    1. Tap Link Link and enter the URL.
    2. Tap Add.
    Upload File
    1. Tap Upload Upload.
    2. Tap the item.
    Take photo Take a photo
    1. Tap Camera Take photo and take the photo.
    2. Tap Done .
    Record video Record a video
    1. Tap Record video Record video and record the video.
    2. Tap Done .
    New PDF PDF
    1. Tap New PDF New PDF.
    2. Write notes or draw images on the PDF.
    3. Tap Save Save.
  5. Add a message to the post. You can’t post an attachment without a message.
  6. Tap Post Post.

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to your post and saves it to the class Drive folder.

About Drive files with earlier versions of Android

Attaching files from Drive on your Android device depends on which version you’re running. To check which version of Android your device uses, go to Check your Android version.

If you use Android 4.4 (Kit Kat), you won't see the Drive icon Drive, but you can still attach Drive files:

  • Tap File Upload and then select a file to attach. 

If you use Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), when you click the Drive icon Drive, you’ll be asked to update your device. For instructions, go to Update your Android version. The update might not work on some older devices, but you can choose another option:

  • Copy the file link from your mobile browser and then tap Add link Link to attach it.
  • Use a computer rather than a mobile device.
Delete a post

You can only delete your own posts.

If you delete one of your posts, all the comments associated with it are also deleted. You can't undo this action. However, your teacher can see all deleted posts.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. On the post, tap More More and then Delete.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm.

Comment on posts

Add a class comment to a post

A teacher can delete comments. If a teacher turned off permissions to post, you can't add comments.

Comments are text only—you can’t add pictures, links, or videos.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. On the post, tap Add class comment  and then Add class comment.
  4. Enter your comment and tap Post Post.
Reply to a comment
This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.
Delete a comment

You can only delete your own comments.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Find the post with your comment and tap number class comment.
  4. Tap the comment and then Delete.
  5. Tap Delete to confirm.

Send a private comment to your teacher

You can make a comment to your teacher that only they can see. When you’re assigned work, you can send a private comment to your teacher from the assignment or question.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. On the Stream page, tap the question or assignment.
  4. Tap Add private comment, enter your comment and then tap Post Post.

 

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