Control user access to Classroom

This article is for G Suite Administrators.

As a G Suite administrator, you give teachers and students access to Classroom via the Admin console.

Before you begin

To turn Classroom on or off for select groups of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit. Learn more about organizational structure.

Note: Teachers and students need a G Suite for Education account before they can use Classroom. 

Give users access to Classroom

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenClassroom.
  3. At the top of the gray box, click More Settingsand choose:
    • On for everyone to turn on the service for all users (click again to confirm).
    • Off to turn off the service for all users (click again to confirm).
    • On for some organizations to change the setting only for some users.
If you chose On for some organizations:
  1. In the left panel, select Settings for specific org units.
  2. Select the organization that contains the users whose settings you want to change.
  3. Click Override or Inherit, whichever appears.

    Override makes the setting stay the same, even if the parent setting changes.
    Inherit reverts to the same setting as its parent.

  4. If you clicked Override, select On or Off  to change the setting.
  5. Click Save.

Learn more about the organizational structure.

Changes may take up to 24 hours to propagate to all users.

Configure Classroom settings

You can configure 2 settings for Classroom:

  • Class membership—Determine who can join classes in your domain and which classes can users in your domain join.

  • Whitelisted domains—Allow users to join classes from the domains that you trust and allow teachers and students from different domains to share information.

For details, go to Configure class settings.

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