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 join. 

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.

    Click Invite 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 join

You have multiple ways to share the code with your students. For example, you can display the code on a projector or copy it and share it. 

  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. If you want to quickly display the code when projecting, under the class name next to the code, click Full screen Full screen. For a larger view, click Full screen Full screen again.
  4. Click Settings Settings and choose an option:

    Click Settings

    • To display the code on a projector, in the General section, next to the code, click the
      Down arrow Down Arrow and then Display
      Click Display
      To get a larger view of the code, click Full screen Full screen.
      Click Full screen
       
    • To copy the code to share with your students, in the General section, next to the code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Copy
      Click Copy
       
  5. Give the students these instructions:
    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. On the Classes page, 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.
Turn off, reset, or copy a class code

Classroom automatically creates a class code when you create a class. If students have a problem with the class code, you can reset it. If you don't want new students to join your class, turn off the code. You can turn it back on 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 class code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and choose an option:
    • To display the code, click Display.
    • To copy the code, click Copy.
    • To reset the code, click Reset.
    • To turn the code off or on, click Disable or Enable.
      Note: When you enable a code, Classroom generates a new class code.
  4. Click Save.

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.

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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