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Set post and sharing class permissions

This page is for teachers. 

Students can post messages in the class stream as well as comment on posts from you and from classmates.

You can control students’ posts in the class stream by setting permissions for individual students or the whole class. You can delete student posts. You can also see any comments and messages that a student made and then deleted.

Set post and comment permissions for a class
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class you want to set permissions for.
  3. Click Students.

    Click Students

  4. From the post and comment list, choose a permission level:
    • Students can post and comment—This is the default. Students can share a message in the class stream and comment on any item.
    • Students can only comment—Students can comment, but not share a message.
    • Only teacher can post or comment—Students can't comment or share in the class stream. This is the same as muting all students.

      Choose permission level

Mute a student

Muting a student prevents them from posting or commenting in a specific class stream. Students won’t see anything in the class stream to indicate they are muted. They just won’t be able to post. There are several ways to mute a student.

Mute a student on the Students page

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class the student is in.
  3. Click Students.

    Click Students

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

    Click Mute

  6. To confirm, click Mute again.

Mute a student on their post or comment

  1. Sign in to Classroom 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. To confirm, click Mute again.
  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 in a class stream again. There are several ways to unmute a student.

Unmute a student on the Students page

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class the student is in.
  3. Click Students.

    Click Students

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

    Click unmute

  6. To confirm, click Unmute again.

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

  1. Sign in to Classroom 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. To confirm, click Unmute again.
Delete a student post or comment
  1. Sign in to Classroom 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. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class with the deleted posts or comments.
  3. Under Stream, click Show Show .
  4. To hide deleted items, click Hide Hide .
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