Post to the class stream

This article is for students. Teachers go here.

If your teacher allows it, you can communicate with your class in the class stream in the following ways:

  • Post—Information or a question that you add to the class stream.

    Example: When do we visit the museum?

  • Comment—A response to a post or comment.

    Example: We go next Friday. 

  • Reply—A response to a comment that mentions the person who made the comment.

    Example: +commenter’s name Thanks!

If you don't want to post in the class stream, you can send a private comment to your teacher on an assignment or question.

Note: If your teacher mutes you, you can’t post, comment, or reply to comments. Only teachers can unmute a student.

Create a post

To ask a question or to share information with your teacher and classmates, create a post. 
  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.
  3. On the Stream page, click Announce something to your class.

    Note: If you don’t see Announce something to your class, your teacher turned off permissions to post.

  4. Enter what you want to say and click 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. Follow the steps above to create a post.
  2. Click Add and then choose an option:
    • "" File
      • Tip: When images and gifs are attached, a large version of the first one attached appears on your post as a display image.
      • To edit a display image:
        1. Attach the images.
        2. On the right of the image thumbnail, click the Menu "" and then Set as display image "".
      • To remove a display image:
        1. Click the Menu "".
        2. Select Remove as display image Remove as display image.
  1. Click Post.

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

Bold, italicize, and underline text

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class.
  3. On the “Stream page, click Announce something with your class.
  4. In the menu, click  Bold , Italic , or Underline to choose how to format your text.
  5. Enter the text you want to format.
  6. To turn off the formatting, in the menu (icon), click  Bold , Italic , or Underline .
  7. Click Post.

Create a bulleted list 

  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class.
  3. On the “Stream page, click Announce something with your class.
  4. In the menu, click Bulleted list .
  5. Enter the text for your bulleted list. 
    Important: When you post the announcement, the bullets look the same as they do in the draft.
  6. Optional: To turn off the bulleted list format, in the menu, click Bulleted list .
  7. Click Post.

Delete a post

You can only delete your own posts.

If you delete a post, all the comments associated with it are also deleted. You can't undo this action. Teachers can delete anyone’s post and see all deleted posts.
  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.
  3. On the post, click More ""and thenDelete.
  4. Click Delete to confirm.

Add a comment to a post

If your teacher allows, you can comment on other posts and comments. Teachers can delete comments.

Note: Comments are text only. You can’t add pictures, links, or videos.

  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.
  3. In a post, click Add class commentand thenenter your comment.
    Note: If you don’t see Add class comment, your teacher turned off permissions to comment.
  4. Click Post "".

Reply to a comment

When you reply to a comment, the person you reply to is automatically mentioned. You can reply only to comments, not posts.

  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.
  3. Point to the comment and click Reply "".
  4. Enter your reply and click Post "".

Delete a comment

You can only delete your own comments. Teachers can see deleted comments.

  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.
  3. On the comment, click More ""and thenDelete.
  4. Click Delete to confirm.

Send a private comment to your teacher

From an assignment or question, you can send a private comment to a teacher. All teachers in the course can view and reply to private comments. When you open an assignment or question, you can view all responses your teacher makes. All teachers can view private comments even after they have been deleted.
  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.
  3. Choose an option:
    1. On the Stream page, click the assignment or question.
    2. On the Classwork page, click the assignment or questionand thenView assignment or View question.
  4. Click Add private comment.
  5. Enter your commentand thenclick Post "".

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