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This page is for teachers. Students go here.

As a Classroom teacher, you can post short-answer or multiple-choice questions. After you post a question, you can track the number of students who’ve responded in the class stream. You can also draft questions to post later and post a question to individual students.

After students complete and turn in their work, you can grade and return it to the students.

Create a question 
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your G Suite for Education account, which looks like name@myschool.eduLearn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. At the bottom, hover over Add Add and then click Create question Create question.
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
  5. (Optional) For short-answer questions, students can reply to each other and edit their answer. To turn answer interactions on or off, click Students can reply to each other and Students can edit answer.

Post a question to additional classes

  1. Next to For, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then select the class or classes you want to include.

Note: You can’t post to individual students across multiple classes. Posts to multiple classes are shared with all students in the classes.

Post a question to individual students

By default, a question is posted to all students in the class. You can post a question to individual students. However, you can’t post to individual students if more than one class is included. And, you can’t post to more than 100 individual students at a time.

  1. Next to All students, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then All students to deselect it.
  2. Select the students you want to post the question to.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students you posted to on the question in the class stream.  To view the students’ names, click number students on the question.

Create a multiple-choice question

  1. Next to Short answer, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Multiple choice.
  2. Click Option 1 to enter the first answer option.
  3. Click Add option to add as many options as you want.
  4. (Optional) To delete an option, click Remove Remove next to the option.
  5. (Optional) If you don't want students to see a summary of answers, click Turn off Turn off.

  6. Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select Ask, Schedule, or Save draft. See Post, schedule, or save a draft question.

Add a due date or time

By default, the answer has no due date. To change this:

  1. Next to No due date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then No due date, and select a date.
  2. (Optional) To set a due time, click Time and enter a time.
  3. Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select Ask, Schedule, or Save draft. See Post, schedule, or save a draft question.

Add a topic to a question

  1. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.
  3. Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select Ask, Schedule, or Save draft. See Post, schedule, or save a draft question.

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add materials to a question

  • To upload a file, click Attach Attach. Select the file, and click Upload.
  • To attach a Google Drive item, such as a document or form:
    1. Click Drive Drive.
    2. Select the item and click Add.
  • To attach a YouTube video, click YouTube YouTube and choose an option:
    • To search for a video to attach:
      1. At Video search, enter keywords and click Search Search.
      2. Click the video and then Add link.
    • To attach a video link:
      1. Click URL.
      2. Enter the URL and click Add.
  • To attach a link, click Link Link, enter the URL, and click Add.
  • To delete an attachment, click Remove Remove next to the attachment.
  • Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select Ask, Schedule, or Save draft. See Post, schedule, or save a draft question.
Post, schedule, or save a draft question
  • To post the question immediately, click Ask.
  • To schedule the question to post later, next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Schedule.
    1. Next to the date, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and select a date and time.
    2. Click Schedule. The question is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.
      Note: To schedule the question for another class, schedule it first for 1 class and then reuse the question.
  • To save the question as a draft, next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Save draft.  
  • To see scheduled and draft posts, click Saved posts at the top of the class stream.
Edit a question
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your G Suite for Education account, which looks like name@myschool.eduLearn more.

  2. Click the class and choose an option:
    • For a posted question:
      1. Next to the question, click More More and then Edit
      2. Make any other changes and click Save.
    • For a scheduled question, at the top, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the question.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Schedule.
    • For a draft question, at the top, click Saved posts.
      1. Click the question.
      2. Make any changes.
      3. Next to Ask, click the Down arrow Down Arrowand then Save draft.

      Note: After a question is posted to several classes, editing it in 1 class doesn't change it in any other class.

Reuse a question

To reuse a question, see Reuse a post.

Delete a question
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your G Suite for Education account, which looks like name@myschool.eduLearn more.

  2. Click the class and choose an option:
    • To delete a posted question:
      1. Next to the question, click More More and then Delete.
      2. Click Delete again to confirm.
    • To delete a draft or scheduled question:
      1. At the top, click Saved posts.
      2. Next to the question, click Remove Remove and then Delete.
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