Invite your students to a class

This page is for teachers

To enroll students in your class, you need to invite them or give them a code to add themselves. 

Invite students or groups of students

To invite a group of students, you can use a Google Groups email alias. You don't have to be the owner or a member of the group, but you must be able to view group members and view email addresses. If you can't see this information, contact your administrator to change the permissions.

  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 you want to add students or a group of students to.
  3. At the top, click People and then Invite students Invite students.

    Invites students

  4. Enter the student’s or group’s email address.
    As you enter text, an autocomplete list might appear.
  5. Under Search results, click a student or a group.
  6. (Optional) To invite more students or groups, repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7. Click Invite.

After you email the invitation, the class list updates to show the names of invited students.
Invited students

Give students a code to add themselves
  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 and then Settings Settings.

    Click Settings

  3. Choose an option:
    • Email the code to your students
      1. Next to the code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Copy
        Click Copy
      2. Paste the code into an email and send it to your students.
    • Display the code on a projector
      1. Next to the code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Display
        Click Display
      2. To get a larger view of the code, click Full screen Full screen.
        Click Full screen
    • Write the code on the board in your classroom
  4. Give the students these instructions:
      1. Sign in to Classroom at classroom.google.com.
      2. On the homepage, click Add Add and then Join class.
      3. Enter the code and click Join.
Invite students from outside the school domain
You can invite students from outside your school’s or organization’s domain if your IT administrator has turned on the setting. If the setting is turned on, you can invite students from other domains the same way you invite people from your domain. 

If you’re an administrator, see Configure class settings to turn the setting on or off.
Reset or disable a class code

If students have a problem with the class code, you can reset it. If you no longer want new students to join your class, you can disable the code. You can re-enable it at any time.

  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 and then Settings Settings.

    Click Settings

  3. Next to the code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Reset or Disable
    Click Reset
  4. (Optional) To enable a disabled code, click Disabled and then Enable.
    Click Enable

Note: When you enable a code, Classroom generates a new class code.

Class size limits

G Suite for Education accounts

For teachers with a G Suite for Education account, Classroom has the following size limitations for each class:

  • Maximum number of teachers: 20
  • Maximum number of members (teachers and students): 1,000

Note: Classroom uses Google Groups for all students and teachers. Each person can only be in a certain number of groups. For more information, see the Membership section of Understand Groups policies and limits for details.

Personal Google Accounts

Teachers with a personal Google Account have limits on activity, such as creating classes or inviting students. Learn more about Policies and limits.

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