Manage class settings

This page is for teachers

After you create a class, you can control Classroom settings. 

You can:

  • Edit the class title, description, section, room, or subject.
  • Display, change, or disable the class code.
  • Choose how Classwork notifications appear on the Stream page.
  • Decide if your students can post on the Stream page.
  • Turn on guardian email summaries.
  • Choose to see deleted posts.
  • Add class materials.

Choose your class settings

Add or change class title, description, section, room, or subject
  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 enter a new name, class description, section, room, or subject, click Edit Edit, make your changes, and click Save.

    Edit class

    Note: You cannot leave the class name blank. If you leave any other field blank, it won't appear in the student view of the page.

  4. To return to the Stream page, click Close Close.
Display, disable, or reset the class code

Classroom automatically creates a class code when you create a new class. Use the code to invite students and other teachers to the class. If you want, you can display, copy, 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.
  3. (Optional) To quickly display the code when projecting, under the class name next to the code, click Full screen Full screen. To make it larger, click Full screen Full screen again. 
  4. Click Settings Settings.

    Click Settings

  5. Next to the class code, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and choose an option:
    • To display the code when projecting, click Display and then Full screen 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.
  6. To return to the Stream page, click Close Close.   
Choose how Classwork notifications appear on the Stream page
If you’re using the Classwork page, you can choose a collapsed or expanded view for Classwork notifications on the Stream page. You can also hide them entirely from the Stream 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.
  3. On the Stream page, click Settings Settings.
  4. Under General, next to Classwork on the stream, select an option:
     
    • Hide notifications (No Classwork notifications appear on the Stream page).
       
    • Show condensed notifications (Collapsed view).
      Collapsed view
       
    • Show attachments and details (Expanded view).
      Expanded view

      Note: Only teachers see the turned in, assigned, and graded counts.
Control who posts to the Stream page

Students can post messages on the Stream page as well as comment on posts from you and from classmates.

You can control students’ posts on the Stream page 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 permission is the default. 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 not create a post.
    • Only teachers can post or comment—Students can't comment on or create posts on the Stream page. This permission is the same as muting all students.

      Select comment permissions

  4. To return to the Stream page, click Close Close.

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

Turn on guardian email summaries for your class

Note: This setting won't be visible unless your G Suite administrator allows guardian emails.
  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. To return to the Stream page, click Close Close.
Add class materials

Note: This feature is not available in classes with the Classwork page. Learn how to add materials to 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.

 

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