Turn notifications on or off

This article is for teachers and students. Guardians, go to About guardian email summaries. 

By default, you get email notifications for some activities, such as when someone comments on your post or your teacher returns work. Students and teachers can change their notification settings at any time. If you use Classroom on a mobile device, you need to update the settings on your device as well.

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Turn email notifications on or off

You can decide if you want to get email notifications about updates to your classes.  

  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. At the top, click Menu .

    Click Menu

  3. Scroll down and click Settings.

    Click Settings

  4. Next to Receive email notifications, click the switch Off  or On .
Customize notifications

You can choose the notifications that you get for all of your classes. For example, you can turn off invitation notifications for all classes but keep notifications for assignments on.

  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. At the top, click Menu .

    Click Menu

  3. Scroll down and click Settings.

    Click Settings

  4. Next to Receive email notifications, click the switch On .
  5. Next to each type of notification that you want to get, click the switch On .
    Refer to the tables below for a description of each notification.

Teacher notifications

To know when... Turn on:
Someone comments on your post Comments on your posts
Someone mentions you in a post or comment Comments that mention you
A student sends you a private comment Private comments on work
A student submits work after the due date Late submissions of student work
A student resubmits work Resubmissions of student work
A teacher invites you to teach a course as a co-teacher Invitations to co-teach classes
A scheduled post published or failed to post Scheduled post published or failed
 

Student notifications

To know when... Turn on:
Someone comments on your post Comments on your posts
Someone mentions you in a post or comment Comments that mention you
A teacher sends you a private comment Private comments on work
A teacher creates an assignment, question, or announcement Work and other posts from teachers
A teacher grades or returns work Returned work and grades from your teachers
A teacher invites you to a new class Invitations to join classes as a student
You have unsubmitted work that's due within 24 hours Due-date reminders for your work
Turn all notifications on or off for a class

You can choose whether you receive notifications for a specific class. For example, if you don’t want any notifications for your Math class, you can turn them off, but you’ll still get notifications for your other classes.

Note: If you turn off notifications for a class, all notifications for that class are turned off.

  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. At the top, click Menu .

    Click Menu

  3. Scroll down and click Settings.

    Click Settings

  4. Next to Receive email notifications, click the switch On .
  5. Next to Class notifications, click the Down arrow .
  6. Next to the class name, click the switch On  or Off .
Read notifications
You can read your notifications in your email program.

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