Manage class settings

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

After you create a class, you can control Classroom settings. You can edit the class description, change the class code, and decide if your students can post in the class stream.

Decide on your class settings

Add class information
  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.

    Click Settings

    The class name is automatically entered.

  3. (Optional) To edit the class name or add a class description or location, click Edit Edit, make your changes, and click Save.

    Note: If you leave either of these fields blank, they won't appear in the student view of the page.

  4. Click Close Close to return to the class stream.
Display, disable, or reset the class code

Classroom automatically creates a class code when you create a new class. You use it to invite students to the class. If you want, you can change, display, reset, or 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.

    Click Settings

  3. Opposite Class code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and choose an option:
    • To project your device to the class to display the code, click Display. Next, click Full screen Full screen to display the code in full screen.
    • To copy the code, click Copy.
    • To reset it, click Reset.
    • To disable it, click Disable.
    • To enable a code, click Disabled and then Enable.
  4. Click Close Close to return to the class stream.
Control who posts to the class stream

Students can post messages in the class stream as well as comment on posts from you and from classmates.

You can control students’ posts in the class stream by setting permissions for individual students or the whole class. You can delete student posts. You can also see any comments and posts that a student made and then deleted.

  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.

    Click Settings

  3. Click Students can post and comment and click a permission to select it:
    • Students can post and comment—This is the default. Students can create a post in the class stream and comment on any item.
    • Students can only comment—Students can comment on an existing post, but not create a post.
    • Only teachers can post or comment—Students can't comment on or create posts in the class stream. This is the same as muting all students.

      Comment permissions

  4. Click Close Closeto return to the class stream.

    For details about muting and unmuting a student, see Set post and sharing class permissions.

Turn on guardian email summaries for 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. Click the class and then Settings Settings.

    Click Settings

  3. If guardian summaries aren’t already turned on, click Turn on Turn on and then Add Class.

    Click Guardian summaries

    Click Add Class

  4. (Optional) To turn off guardian summaries, click Turn off Turn off.
See deleted posts

You can delete student posts. You can also see any comments and posts that a student made and then deleted.

  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.

    Click Settings

  3. At Show deleted items, click Show Show .
  4. (Optional) To hide deleted items, click Hide Hide .
  5. Click Close Close to return to the class stream.
Add class materials

Note: This feature is not available in classes with the Classwork page.

  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 Add class materials and enter a title.
  4. You can add multiple resources under a single title or add them separately with specific names.
    1. To attach a file, Google Drive item, YouTube video, or link, click the appropriate icon.
    2. Locate and select the relevant item and click Upload or Add. To attach a link, enter or paste the link and click Add link.

      If you decide that you don't need the attachment, click Remove Remove next to it.

    3. Click Post.

      Your email address and a link to the Google Drive folder for the class are automatically included in each item you add to the resource page and can't be changed.

 

Was this article helpful?
How can we improve it?