Invite your students to a class

To enroll students in your class, you need to invite them or give them a code to add themselves. If you use Google Groups, you can also invite a group of students at the same time.

If you don’t know if your class is using Classwork, see Does my class have the Classwork page?

My class has the Classwork page

If you don’t have the Classwork page, go here instead.

Invite students or groups of students

  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 groups to.
  3. At the top, click People and then Invite Invite.

  4. You can invite individual students or a group. Enter the student’s or group’s email address.

    As you enter text, an autocomplete list might appear.

  5. From the Search results, click a student or group.
  6. (Optional) To invite more students or groups, repeat steps 4-5.
  7. Click Invite.

Notes:

  • The class list is updated to show the names of invited students. Invited students receive an email. To join the class, the student must sign in to Classroom and click Join on the class card.
  • To invite students using Google Groups, 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 the list, contact your administrator to change the permissions.

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.

  3. There are a few ways to give the code to your students. Choose an option:
    • Click the code and then Copy. Send an email to students with the class code.
    • If you’re projecting your device to the class, click the code and then Display. Next, click Full screen Full screen to display the code in 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 school’s IT administrator has enabled the setting. Contact an administrator for help.

If the setting is enabled, you can invite students from other domains the same way you invite people from your domain. See Invite students or groups of students or Give students a code to add themselves.

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 using the class code, you can reset it. You can also disable the code. 

  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.

  3. Click the code and then Reset or Disable.
  4. (Optional) To enable a disabled code, click the code and then Enable.

My class doesn't have the Classwork page

Invite students or groups of students

  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 groups to.
  3. At the top, click Students and then Invite Students.

    Click Invite Students

  4. You can invite individual students or a group. Enter the student’s or group’s email address.

    As you enter text, an autocomplete list might appear.

  5. From the Search results, click a student or group or click Add recipient.
  6. (Optional) To invite more students or groups, repeat steps 4-5.
  7. Click Invite.

Notes:

  • The class list is updated to show the names of invited students. Invited students receive an email. To join the class, the student must sign in to Classroom and click Join on the class card.
  • To invite students using Google Groups, 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 the list, contact your administrator to change the permissions.

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 Students. The class code is on the left.

    Class Code

  3. There are a few ways to give the code to your students. Choose an option:
    • Click the code and then Copy. Send an email to students with the class code.
    • If you’re projecting your device to the class, click the code and then Display. Next, click Full screen Full screen to display the code in 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 school’s IT administrator has enabled the setting. Contact an administrator for help.

If the setting is enabled, you can invite students from other domains the same way you invite people from your domain. See Invite students or groups of students or Give students a code to add themselves.

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 using the class code, you can reset it. You can also disable the code. 

  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 Students. The class code is on the left.
  3. Click the code and then Reset or Disable.
  4. (Optional) To enable a disabled code, click the code and then Enable.

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. See the Membership section of Understand Groups policies and limits for details.

Personal Google Accounts

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

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