Set student post and sharing permissions

This page is for teachers

Students can post on the Stream page and comment on posts from you and their classmates.

You can control students’ posts in the class stream by setting permissions for individual students or the whole class. You can also delete student posts.

Note: Students can't edit their posts, but they can delete them. As a teacher, you can 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. Tap Students can post and comment and tap a permission to select it:
    • Students can post and comment—This 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 is the same as muting all students.
  4. Tap Done to exit Settings.
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. 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 the student is in.
  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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