Invite students to your class

This page is for teachers

You can invite students to enroll in your class in 3 ways:

  • Send an invite link—Students click the link to join.
    This feature is rolling out over the next week. 
  • Send an email invite—Students can join from the email or in Classroom. 
  • Share a class code—Students enter the code in Classroom.

If students have trouble with the link or code, you can reset them, or send students an email invite instead.

For instructions to join a class, students can go to Join a class as a student.

Note: Students can unenroll themselves from classes. If they unenroll, their grades are removed.

Invite students 

Invite students with an invite link

Each class you create has an invite link. You can share the link with students so they can join your class.

  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 class card, click More ""and thenCopy invite link.
    Copy invite link
  3. Paste the link into an email for your students. 
    When students get your email, they click the link to join your class. 
Note: If you don’t see Copy invite link, make sure you have Invite codes enabled.
Invite students with an email invite

You can send an email invite to individual students or to a group of students. Students can accept the invite in the email or in Classroom.

Note: To invite a group of students, you can use the email alias for the Google Group. You don't have to be a member or owner of the group, but you must be able to view group members and email addresses. If you can't view this information, ask 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 invite students to.
  3. At the top, click Peopleand thenInvite students "".

    Click Invite students

  4. Enter the email address of a student or group.
    As you enter text, an autocomplete list might appear under Search Results.
  5. (Optional) 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.

Note: If you have trouble adding an email address, it might be outside of your school’s domain.

After you send the invite:

  • Your class list updates to show the names of invited students.
    Invited students
  • Your students can click Join in the email or on the class card.
    Click Join

 

Invite students with a class code

Each class you create has a class code. You can share the code with students so they can join your class. To share the code, paste it into an email, display it with a projector, or write it on the board.


  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 classand thenSettings "".
    Click Settings
  3. (Optional) To copy the code so you can paste it into an email, under General, next to Class code, copy the code.
    Click Copy
  4. (Optional) To display the code with a projector, under General, next to Class view, click Display class code "".
    Click Display
    To get a larger view of the code, click Full screen "".
    Click Full screen
    Tip: In any class, you can quickly display the code from the Stream page. Under the class name, next to the code, click Full screen "". For a larger view, click Full screen "" again. 
  5. Along with the code, 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 ""and thenJoin class.
    3. Enter the code and click Join.
Manage your invite link or class code
For each class, you have an invite link and a class code, known as the Invite codes. You can share the invite codes with students, so they can join the class.
By default, the invite codes are on (enabled).

You can:

  • Reset invite codes, if you have trouble with them.
  • Disable invite codes, so new students can't join your class.
  • Enable invite codes, so new students can join your class.
    You only need to do this if you disabled the codes.

When you reset or enable invite codes, Classroom creates new invite codes. The previous codes won't work.

  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 classand thenSettings "".
    Click Settings
  3. Next to Manage invite codes, click the Down arrow "" and choose an option:
    • To reset the invite codes, tap Reset invite codes.
    • To disable the invite codes, tap Disable invite codes.
    • To enable the invite codes, tap Enable invite codes.
      Manage invite codes
  4. (Optional) To copy the class code, next to Class code, copy the code.
  5. (Optional)To copy the invite link, next to Invite link, click Copy invite link "".

For more details, go to Invite students with a class code or Invite students with an invite link, above.

Invite students from outside the school domain
You can invite students from outside of your school's or organization's domain the same way you invite students from your domain, but your IT administrator has to turn on the setting. 

If you’re an administrator, to turn the setting on or off, go to Configure class settings.

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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