Set up your notifications

You can specify which email and mobile notification you receive from Classroom. You can also specify for which classes you receive notifications. All notification types for all classes are turned on by default.

Choose your notifications

If you're a teacher

You receive an email and mobile notification from Classroom whenever:

  • A student re-submits work, after you've returned it to the student.
  • A student sends you a private comment.
  • A student submits work after the due date.
  • A teacher invites you to teach a course as an additional teacher.
  • Someone comments on your post.
  • Someone mentions you in a post or comment.
  • A scheduled post published or failed to post.

You can turn email and mobile notifications on or off for each class.

If you're a student

You can receive an email and mobile notification from Classroom whenever:

  • A teacher invites you to a new class.
  • A teacher creates a new assignment, question, or announcement.
  • A teacher grades or returns work.
  • Anyone comments on your post or mentions you in a post or comment.
  • A teacher sends you a private note.
  • You have unsubmitted work that's due within 24 hours.

You can turn email and mobile notifications on or off for each class.

Customize the type of notifications you receive

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. Tap Classroom Classroom.
  2. At the top, tap Menu Menu.

    Tap Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Tap Settings

  4. (Optional) To turn off email notifications, at Send email notifications, tap Turn off Turn off.
  5. Tap any notification to turn it on or off.

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  6. (Optional) To turn off all device notifications, at Device notifications, tap Turn off Turn off.
Customize your notifications by class

This feature is only available in the Computer version of Classroom. Click Computer to see the instructions.

View your notifications

If you have any unread notifications, you’ll see a red circle on the app Menu Menu.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom.

  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Notifications.

    Tap Notifications

  3. (Optional) To see only unread notifications, tap All and then Unread.
  4. (Optional) To see all notifications, tap Unread and then All.
  5. Swipe the notification across the screen to delete it.

Note: Learn more about how to organize Classroom notifications in your email inbox by creating rules to filter your emails.

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