Manage class details and settings

This article is for teachers.

After you create a class, you can change class details and customize class settings. For example, you can change the class name, and select how classwork posts appear on the Stream page.

To manage your Classroom notifications, go to Turn notifications on or off instead.

You can change class details on your Settings page. If you have multiple sections of the same class, changes made to one class do not apply to the others. 

View or change class details  

Edit a class name, description, section, room, or subject

A class name is required.

  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 classand thenSettings Settings .

    Click Settings

    The class name is automatically entered.

  3. Under Class details, enter your changes and click Save.

    Edit class

    Note: Blank fields don't show in the student view.

Note: If you edit the class name, the name of your class Drive folder doesn't automatically update. To update the folder name, go to your class Drive folder.

View or change the class invite codes

Each class you create has a class code and class invite link. You can share the code or link with students, so they can join your class. For instructions, go to Invite students to your class.

View or change the class video meeting link

Depending on how your admin set up Classroom, you might be able to use Google Meet for class video meetings. For instructions and requirements, go to Start a video meeting for education.

View or change Stream page settings

Show or hide classwork notifications on the Stream page

You can show notifications for your classwork posts on the Stream page. You can select the level of detail for notifications.

  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 classand thenSettings Settings .

    Click Settings

  3. Next to Classwork on the stream, click the Down arrow ""and thenselect an option:
    • Show attachments and details—Students see an expanded view of notifications.
      Expanded view
    • Show condensed notifications—Students see notifications without attachments and details.
      Condensed view
    • Hide notifications—No Classwork notifications show on the Stream page.
  4. Click Save.

Note: On classwork posts, only teachers see the totals for student work status.

Set permissions for student posts

On the Stream page, students can post messages and comment on other posts, if you allow. You can set the permissions for individual students or the whole 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 classand thenSettings Settings.

    Click Settings

  3. Under General, next to Stream, click the Down arrow "" and select an option:
    • Students can post and comment—This is the default setting. Students can create a post on the Stream page and comment on any item.
    • Students can only comment—Students can comment on an existing post, but students can’t create posts.
    • Only teachers can post or comment—Students can't comment or post on the Stream page. This setting is the same as muting all students.
      Note: For information about muting and unmuting students, go to Set student post and sharing permissions.
  4. Click Save.
View deleted posts and notifications

You can see any comments and posts that a student made and then deleted. You can also see your deleted classwork notifications on the stream.

  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 classand thenSettings Settings.

    Click Settings

  3. Under General, next to Show deleted items, click the switch On "" or Off "".
    Note: This setting applies to deleted student posts and deleted classwork notifications. Only teachers can see deleted items.
  4. Click Save.

View or change grade settings

Set up a grading system

You can set up a grading system in Classroom. To have grades automatically calculated, you can choose Total points or Weighted by category grading.
For details and instructions, go to Set up grading.  

Show or hide overall grades in the class

If you use Total points or Weighted by category grading, you can let students see their overall grade in the 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 classand thenSettings Settings.
    Click Settings
  3. Under Grading, next to Show overall grade to students, click the switch to the On position "".
  4. In the top-right corner, click Save.
For more details, go to Set up grading.

Link your class to an SIS for grade export

Select customers can export grades directly from Classroom to their SIS. Learn more.

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