Archive and delete a class

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

At the end of a semester or school year, you can archive classes you finish. Restore a class if you want to use it again. Delete any archived class you never want to use again.

Note: To delete a class, you must archive the class first, then delete it.

If you don’t archive classes, they still appear on your Classroom homepage and on students’ homepages. Teachers and co-teachers can archive a class. When they do, it’s archived for all teachers and students in that class. Students can’t archive any classes.

When you archive a class
  • It’s placed in a separate area to preserve the class materials, student work, and posts. You no longer see it among your active classes on the homepage.
  • You and your students can view an archived class. To use the class again (posts, assignments, and so on), 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.

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.

    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 among your current classes and you can use the class (posts, comments, and so on) 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.

    Archived Classes

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

Delete a class

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 can still get to any class files in Drive.

Changing the classes you teach or leaving the school? Transfer a class you own to a co-teacher in the class. For details, 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.

    Archived Classes

  4. On the class card, click More More and then Delete.
  5. Click Delete to confirm.
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 can still get to any class files in Drive.
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