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. 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. Under General, next to Stream, click Students can post and comment and then choose a permission:
    • Students can post and comment—This option is the default. Students can post to 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.

      Select comment permissions

    • To save your selection and return to the Stream page, in the top-right corner, click Save.

Note: If you turn off permissions to post and comment on the Stream page, students can still send you a private comment.

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. 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. Click People.

    Click People

  4. Next to the student you want to mute, check the box.
  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.
  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.
  3. Click People.

    Click People

  4. Next to the student you want to unmute, check the box.
  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.
  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.
  3. Find the post or comment.
  4. 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. Next to Show deleted items, click Show Show .
  4. To hide deleted items, click Hide Hide .
  5. To save your changes and return to the Stream page, click Save.
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