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Archive and delete a class

This page is for teachers. Students go here.

At the end of a semester or the school year, you can archive a class to preserve the class materials, assignments, and any posts. When you archive a class, you no longer see it among your other classes and work—it's moved to a separate area to help keep your current classes organized.

Note: Unless a class is archived, it continues to show up in students' active classes so teachers may want to archive inactive classes.

Archive a class

You and your students can view an archived class, but you can't modify an archived class until it is restored. You can still access any archived class files in Google Drive.

  1. Sign in to Classroom 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. To confirm, click Archive.
View an archived class
  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click Menu Menu and then Archived classes.
  3. Select the class you want to view.
Restore an archived class

When you restore an archived class, you'll see the class card again among your classes, and you can update the class.

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click Menu Menu and then Archived classes.
  3. On the class card, click More More and then Restore.
  4. To confirm, click Restore.
Delete an archived class

To permanently delete a class, you must first archive it. You can’t delete a class unless it’s archived.

  1. Sign in to Classroom with your Google Account.

    For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click Menu Menu and then Archived classes.
  3. On the class card, click More More and then Delete.
  4. To confirm, click Delete.
Warning: There's no way to undo deleting a class. If you click Delete, you'll no longer have access to any class posts or comments. However, you can still access your class files in Drive.
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