Create a question

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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.

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Create a question
In classes created after April 17, 2019, posts to the Classwork page appear at the top.

When you create a question, you can:

Open the question page

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork.
  3. Tap Add Add and then Question Create question.
  4. Enter the title and any instructions.
  5. For short-answer questions, students can reply to each other and edit their answer. To turn answer interactions on or off, tap:
    • Students can reply to each other—If the option is On On , after they answer the question, students can see classmates' answers and comment on them. If the option is Off Off, students can't see each other's answers.
    • Students can edit answer—When turned on, students can edit their answer after submitting it.

Note: There is no character limit for short-answer questions.

Post to one or more classes

  1. Next to the class name, tap Next Next.
  2. Select any additional classes and tap Done.

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

Post 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. Tap All students and then tap All students to deselect it.
  2. To select students, tap the students' names.
  3. Tap Done.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students assigned the question in the class stream. To view the students’ names, tap [number] students on the question.

Change the point value

You can change the point value of an assignment or make the assignment ungraded. By default, assignments are set at 100 points. 

  1. Next to Points, tap the value.
  2. Enter a new point value or tap Ungraded.
  3. Tap Save.

Create a multiple-choice question

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

Add a due date or time

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

  1. Tap Due date, select a date, and tap OK.
  2. (Optional) To add a due time, tap Time, enter a time, and tap OK.

Add a topic

  1. Tap No topic.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a new topic, tap Add topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it.
  3. Tap Save.

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add attachments

You can add Drive files, links, images, or photos to your question.

Tap Attach Attach and choose an option:

To attach a Drive item, tap Drive Google Drive and tap the item.
Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the question and saves it to the class Drive folder.

To attach a link, tap Link Link, enter the URL, and tap Add.

To attach a file from your device, tap File Upload and select the file.

To attach a photo, tap Pick photo and choose the photo.

To take a photo, tap Use camera. Take the photo and tap Use Photo.

To delete an attachment, next to it, tap Remove Remove.

Post, schedule, or save a draft question

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the question and saves it to the class Drive folder.

To post the question immediately, tap Post Post.

To schedule the question to post at a later date, More More and then Schedule.

  1. At Schedule for date, tap the date and select a date and time.
  2. Tap Schedule. The question is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.

    Note: To schedule the question in another class, schedule it first for one class and then reuse the question for the other class.

To save the question as a draft, tap More More and then Save changes.

To see scheduled and draft questions, tap Classwork.

Edit a question

Note: If you post a question to several classes, editing it in one class doesn't change it in any other class.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. On the question, swipe left and then tap Edit Edit
  4. Choose an option:
    • For a posted or scheduled question, make your changes and tap Save or Schedule.
    • For a draft question, make your changes, tap More More and then Save changes.
Add a class comment to the question
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. At the top, tap Classwork and then the question.
  3. At the top, tap Question.
  4. At the bottom, tap Add class comment, enter your comment, and tap Post Post.
Reuse a question

To reuse a question, see Reuse a post.

Delete a question

If you delete a question, all grades and comments related to the question are deleted. However, any attachments or files created by you or the students are still available in Drive.

Warning! Once deleted, there's no way to undo deleting a question.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. On the question, swipe left and then tap Delete Trash. Tap Delete again to confirm.

My class doesn't have the Classwork page

Create a question

When you create a question, you can:

  • Post to one or more classes
  • Post to individual students
  • Create a multiple-choice question
  • Add a due date or time
  • Add a topic
  • Add attachments

Open the question page

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Add Add and then Question Create question.
  3. Enter the title and any instructions.
  4. For short-answer questions, students can reply to each other and edit their answer. To turn answer interactions on or off, select:
    • Students can reply to each other—After answering the question, the student can see their classmates' answers and comment on them. If this option is turned Off Off, students can't see each other's answers.
    • Students can edit answer—Students can edit their answer after submitting it.

Note: There is no character limit for short-answer questions.

Post to one or more classes

  1. Next to the class name, tap Next Next.
  2. Select any additional classes and tap Done.

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

Post 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. Tap All students.
  2. Tap All students to deselect it.
  3. To select students, tap the students' names.
  4. Tap Done.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students assigned the question in the class stream. To view the students’ names, tap [number] students on the question.

Create a multiple-choice question

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

Add a due date or time

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

  1. Tap Due date, select a date, and tap OK.
  2. (Optional) Tap Time, select a time, and tap OK.

Add a topic

  1. Tap No topic.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, tap Add topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it.
  3. Tap Save.

Learn more about how to organize your class stream.

Add attachments

You can add Drive files, links, images, or photos to your question.

  • (Optional) To attach materials, tap Attach Attach and choose an option:
    • To attach a Drive item, such as a document or spreadsheet, tap Drive Drive and tap the item.

      Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the question and saves it to the class Drive folder.

    • To attach a link, tap Link Link. Enter the link and tap Add.
    • To attach a photo, tap Pick photo and tap the photo.
    • To take a photo, tap Use camera. Take the photo and tap Use photo.
  • (Optional) To delete an attachment, tap Remove Remove next to the attachment.
Post, schedule, or save a draft question

Note: If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy to attach to the question and saves it to the class Drive folder.

  • To post the question immediately, tap Post Post.
  • To schedule the question to post at a later date, More More and then Schedule.
    1. At Schedule for date, tap the date, and select a date and time.
    2. Tap Schedule. The question is automatically posted at the scheduled date and time.

      Note: To schedule the question in another class, schedule it first for 1 class and then reuse the question.

  • To save the question as a draft, tap More More and then Save changes.
  • To see scheduled and draft questions, tap Saved posts at the top of the class stream.
Edit a question

 Note: If you post a question to several classes, editing it in one class doesn't change it in any other class.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Choose an option:
    • For a posted question, on the question, swipe left and then tap Edit Edit.
      Make any changes and tap Save.
    • For a draft question, tap Saved posts and then tap the question.
      Make any changes, tap More More and then Save changes.
    • For a scheduled question, tap Saved posts and then tap the question. 
      Make any changes and tap Schedule.
       
Reuse a question

To reuse a question, see Reuse a post.

Delete a question

If you delete a question, all grades and comments related to the question are deleted. However, any attachments or files created by you or the students are still available in Drive. 


Warning! Once deleted, there's no way to undo deleting a question.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Choose an option:
    • To delete a posted question, on the question, swipe left and then tap Delete Trash.

      Tap Delete again to confirm.

    • To delete a scheduled or draft question, tap Saved posts and then tap the question. 
      Tap More More and then Delete draft.
 
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