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

    Tap Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Tap Settings

  4. Next to Send email notifications, tap the switch Off "" or On "".

Turn device notifications on or off

You can decide if your Android device can notify you of updates from your classes. 

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

    Tap Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Tap Settings

  4. Tap Device notifications.

  5. Next to Show notifications,  tap the switch Off "" or On "".

Customize device notifications

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

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

    Tap Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Tap Settings

  4. Next to Device notifications, tap the switch On "".
  5. Next to Show notifications, tap the switch On "".
  6. Next to each type of notification that you want to get, tap 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 to get notifications for specific classes. For example, you can turn off notifications for your Math class and still get notifications for your other classes.

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

    Tap Menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    Tap Settings

  4. Tap Class notifications.
  5. Next to the class name, tap the switch On "" or Off "".
Read notifications

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

  1. Tap Classroom "".
  2. Tap Menu ""and thenNotifications.

    Tap Notifications

  3. (Optional) To see only unread notifications, tap Alland thenUnread.
  4. (Optional) To see all notifications, tap Unreadand thenAll.
  5. (Optional)To delete a notification, swipe it across the screen.

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