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. 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. Next to Stream, click Students can post and comment and choose a permission::
    • 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.

      Select comment permissions

    • Click Close Close to return to the Stream page.
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. 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 the student is in.
  3. Click People.

    Click People

  4. Check the box next to the student you want to mute.
  5. Click Actions and then Mute.

    Click Mute

  6. Click Mute again to confirm.

Mute a student on their post or comment

  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 the student is in.
  3. Find the post or comment from the student.
  4. Click More More and then Mute student name.
  5. Click Mute again to confirm.
  6. (Optional) To delete the comment:
    1. Click More More and then Delete.
    2. Click Delete again.
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. 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 the student is in.
  3. Click People.

    Click People

  4. Check the box next to the student you want to unmute.
  5. Click Actions and then Unmute.

    Click Unmute

  6. Click Unmute again to confirm.

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

  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 the student is in.
  3. Find the post, comment, or reply from the student.
  4. Click More More and then Unmute student name.
  5. Click Unmute again to confirm.
Delete a student post or comment
  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 the student is in.
  3. Find the post or comment, click More More and then Delete, and confirm.
See deleted posts and comments
  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. To hide deleted items, click Hide Hide .
  5. Click Close Close to return to the Stream page.