Join or leave a class as a co-teacher

This article is for teachers.

A teacher can invite you to teach in their class as a co-teacher. Co-teachers can perform all teacher tasks after they join a class. However, primary teachers and co-teachers have different permissions in Classroom.

What can I do as a co-teacher?

As a co-teacher, you can:

  • Create assignments
  • Give feedback on student work
  • Enter grades
  • Post on the class stream
  • Access the class Google Drive folder
  • Email teachers and students

Co-teachers cannot:

  • Delete a class
  • Remove the primary teacher from a class
  • Mute another teacher in a class

Your G Suite administrator might only allow teachers from your school to join classes. If you’re having trouble being added to a class, contact your admin to update your domain's class membership settings

If you leave a class you co-teach, you can't open it again unless you're re-invited or enrolled as a student in the class.

Respond to an invitation to co-teach

Tip: You can quickly accept or decline the invitation to co-teach by clicking the link in the email notification.

To respond from Classroom:

  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, choose an option:
    • If you want to teach the class, click Accept.
    • If you don't want to teach the class, click Decline
      Note: If you're a student in the class, clicking Decline doesn't remove you from the class.

      Click Accept

Share files with the primary teacher before leaving a class

In the class Drive folder, the primary teacher can access all the files you created in the class. If you want to share other files, such as notes or an attendance sheet, you can add them to the class Drive folder.
Only teachers and co-teachers can view the files or folders you add to the class Drive folder. Students can’t view the files or folders unless you share them.
  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 Open folder Open folder.
  3. In the top-left corner, click Newand thenselect an option:
    • To add a folder to the class Drive for your files, select Folder.
    • To upload an existing file or folder, select File upload or Folder upload.
Leave a class as a co-teacher

As a co-teacher, you can leave a class from the Classes page or the People page.

Leave a class from the Classes page 

  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 you want to leave, click More and thenLeave class.
    Leave a class
  3. To confirm, click Leave class.

Leave a class from the People page

  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. Click the class.
  3. At the top, click People.

    Click People

  4. Next to your name, click More and thenLeave class.
    Leave class
  5. To confirm, click Leave class.

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