Turn notifications on or off

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

You can set up Classroom to get notifications, like due-date reminders or invitations to join a class.

By default, you get email notifications for various activities, such as when someone comments on your post or your teacher returns work. You can change these notification settings at any time.

Students and teachers can:

  • Turn all notifications on or off.
  • Choose which notifications you get.
  • Turn notifications for a class on or off.
Turn on or off email notifications

You can turn off all Classroom notifications.

  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 Menu.

    Click Menu

  3. Click Settings.

    (You might need to scroll down.)

    Click Settings

  4. Next to Receive email notifications, choose one:
    • To turn off notifications, click the switch to off Turn on.
    • To turn on notifications, click the switch to on Turn off.
Customize notifications

You can choose which notifications you receive for all of your classes. For example, you can turn off invitation notifications for all classes but keep assignment notifications 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 Menu.

    Click Menu

  3. Click Settings.

    (You might need to scroll down.)

    Click Settings

  4. (Optional) Next to Receive email notifications, click the switch to on Turn off.
  5. Click any notification to turn it on or off.
    Read the tables below for a description of each notification type.

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 off notifications 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 Menu.

    Click Menu

  3. Click Settings.

    (You might need to scroll down.)

    Click Settings

  4. (Optional) Next to Receive email notifications, click the switch to on Turn off.
  5. Next to Class notifications, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  6. Next to the class name, click the switch to on Turn off or off Turn on

Read notifications

To read your notifications, open your email program or open Classroom on an Android or iOS device.

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