Archive or delete a class

This page is for teachers

When you’re done teaching a class, you can archive it. When a class is archived, it’s archived for all teachers and students in that class. If you don’t archive classes, they still appear on your Classroom homepage and on students’ homepages.

You can restore an archived class if you want to use it again, or delete it if you’ll never use it again.

Teachers and co-teachers can archive a class, but only the primary teacher can delete a class. Students can’t archive or delete a class.

Note: To delete a class, you need to archive it first.

When you archive a class
  • It’s placed in a separate area to preserve the class materials, student work, and posts. You won’t see it with your active classes on the homepage.
  • You and your students can view an archived class. To use the class again, you have to restore it.
  • You and your students can still access any class materials in Google Drive. That includes any attachments for assignments or other student work.
  • Students can’t unenroll from a class that has been archived. This can limit how they can manage the classes they’re done taking.

Archive or restore a class

Archive a class
  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. On the class card, click More More and then Archive.

    Archive

  3. Click Archive to confirm.
View an archived class
  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. Scroll down and click Archived classes

    Note: If you haven’t archived any classes, this option won’t be in the menu.

    Archived Classes

  4. Select the class you want to view.
Restore an archived class

When you restore an archived class, you see the class card again with your current classes. You can use its posts, assignments, comments, and materials again.

  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. Scroll down and click Archived classes.

    Note: If you haven’t archived any classes, this option won’t be in the menu.

    Archived Classes

  4. On the class card, click More More and then Restore.
  5. Click Restore to confirm.

Delete a class

Warning: There's no way to undo deleting a class. If you click Delete, you no longer have access to any class posts or comments. However, you and your students can still access your class files in the class Drive folder.

When you decide you’ll never use a class again, you can delete it permanently. To delete a class, you must first archive it, then delete it. You and your students can still access your class files in the class Drive folder.

Note: Only the primary teacher of a class can delete it. Co-teachers can’t delete a class.

If you’re changing the classes you teach or leaving your school, you can transfer a class you own to a co-teacher in the class. For instructions, see Transfer ownership of a class.

Delete an archived class
  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. Scroll down and click Archived classes.

    Note: If you haven’t archived any classes, this option won’t be in the menu.​

    Archived Classes

  4. On the class card, click More More and then Delete.
  5. Click Delete to confirm.
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