Join or leave a class as a co-teacher

This article is for teachers.

A teacher can invite you to teach their class as a co-teacher. As a co-teacher, you can perform most teacher tasks after you join. 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 do the same tasks as the primary teacher, except you can't delete a class, remove the primary teacher, or mute another teacher in the class.

Respond to an invitation to co-teach

If you’re having trouble being added to a class, contact your admin. If you’re not in the same domain, they might need to update your domain's class membership settings

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, click Accept or 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. Students can’t view the files or folders unless you share them.
To share files:
  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

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. If you own the class Google Drive folder, you need to make another teacher in the class the folder’s owner before you leave the class. For details, see Make someone else the owner of your file.

  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. Choose an option:
    • On the class you want to leave, click More ""and thenLeave class.
      Leave a class
    • Click the classand thenPeopleand thennext to your name,  click More ""and thenLeave class.
  3. Click Leave class to confirm.

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