Set student permissions to post and comment

This article is for teachers.

You can decide how students can post and comment in Classroom. You can set permissions by class or by student. If you allow posting or commenting, students can't edit their posts or comments, but they can delete them. Teachers can delete any post or comment.

Ways students can post in Classroom

  • Post—Information or a question on the class stream.

    Example: When do we visit the museum?

  • Comment—A response to a post or comment.

    Example: We go next Friday. 

  • Reply—A response to a comment that mentions the person who made the comment.

    Example: +commenter’s name Thanks!

Even if you don’t allow students to post or comment, they can still send you a private comment on an assignment or question.

Manage student permissions 

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Control who can post or comment
  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenSettings "".
    Note: You can only access Settings from the Stream page.
  3. Under General, tap Stream settingsand thenselect a permission:
    • Students can post and comment—This option is the default. Students can create a post and comment on any item.
    • Students can only comment—Students can comment on an existing post, but can't create a post.
    • Only teachers can post or comment—Students can't post or comment. This option mutes all students.
  4. At the top, tap Save.
Mute a student

When you mute a student in your class, they can’t post or comment in the class stream. Students won’t see anything in Classroom to indicate that they are muted for the class. Muted students can still send you private comments.

Mute a student on the People page

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenPeople.

    People page

  3. Next to the student's name, tap More ""and thenMute.
  4. Tap Mute again to confirm.

Mute a student from their post or comment

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • For a post on the class stream, next to the student's name, tap More ""and thenMute.
    • For a reply to a post, tap # class commentand thenthe studentand thenMute.
  4. Tap Mute to confirm.
Unmute a student

Unmuting a student lets them post or comment again if you allow it for the class.

Unmute a student on the People page

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the classand thenPeople.

    People page

  3. Next to the student's name, tap More ""and thenUnmute.
  4. Tap Unmute again to confirm.

Unmute a student from their post or comment

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • For a post on the class stream, next to the student's name, tap More ""and thenUnmute.
    • For a reply to a post, tap # class commentand thenthe studentand thenUnmute.
  4. Tap Unmute to confirm.
Delete a student post or comment
  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • For a post on the class stream, next to the student's name, tap More ""and thenDelete.
    • For a reply to a post, tap # class commentand thenthe studentand thenDelete.
  4. Tap Delete to confirm.
Show or hide deleted posts and comments
This feature is only available in the computer version of Classroom. To see the instructions, click Computer.

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