Set student permissions to post and comment

This article is for teachers

Students can post and comment on the Stream page, or you can adjust their permissions.

  • Posts are ideas, questions, or information that students share. Students can add files such as images, links, or YouTube videos to their posts. 
  • Comments are text-only responses to posts.

You can set permissions for posts and comments by class or by student.

Students can't edit their posts or comments, but they can delete them. Teachers can delete any post or comment, and see deleted posts and comments.

Control who can post on the Stream page
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class and then Settings Settings.
    Note: You can only access Settings from the Stream page.
  3. Under General, tap Stream settings and then select a permission:
    • Students can post and comment—This option 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 can't create a post.
    • Only teachers can post or comment—Students can't post or comment on the Stream page. This option mutes all students.
  4. To save your selection and exit Settings, at the top, tap Save.
Mute a student

Muting a student prevents them from posting or commenting on the Stream page of a specific class. Students won’t see anything on the Stream page to indicate they are muted. They just won’t be able to post. Muted students can still send you private comments. There are different ways to mute a student.

Mute a student on the People page

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class and then People.

    People page

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

Mute a student on their post or reply to a post

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Find the post, comment, or reply from the student.
  4. Next to the student's name, tap More More and then Mute.
  5. Tap Mute again to confirm.
Unmute a student

Unmuting a student lets them post or comment on the Stream page again. There are different ways to unmute a student.

Unmute a student on the People page

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class and then People.

    People page

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

Unmute a student on their post, comment, or reply to a post

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Find the post, comment, or reply from the student.
  4. Next to the student's name, tap More More and then Unmute.
  5. Tap Unmute again to confirm.
Delete a student post or comment
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. Tap the class.
  3. Find the post or comment and choose an option:
    • On a post, tap More More and then Delete, and confirm.
    • Tap the comment and then tap Delete, and confirm.
See 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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