Classroom features and benefits

Classroom is a free suite of productivity tools that includes email, documents, and storage. Classroom was designed collaboratively with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.

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Save teachers time

Add students easily—Students can join a class with a code, giving you more time to teach.

Manage multiple classesReuse existing announcements, assignments, or questions from another class. Share posts across multiple classes, and archive classes for future reference.

Teach together—Co-teach a course with up to 20 other instructors.

Enrich assignmentsAdd materials to your assignments, such as YouTube videos, a Google Forms survey, PDFs, and other items from Google Drive. Teachers and students can highlight, notate, and draw on documents and PDFs in the Classroom mobile app.

One-click worksheets—Attach a worksheet to an assignment and create a copy for each student with a click.

Customize assignments—Add grade categories, due dates, point values, and topics to the assignments you create.

Individual assignments—Teachers can post work and announcements to individual students in a class.

Prepare in advance—Draft announcementsassignments, and questions, or schedule them to post at a certain time.

Quick exit-tickets and pollingPost a question to students, then view results within Classroom.

Customize your class graphics—Change the default color or theme for your class.

Keep resources in one place—Create a topic for key resources, so students can always access materials, such as a sign-up sheet for office hours, a class syllabus, or an online text.

Keep students organized—Classroom creates a Google Calendar for each class and updates the calendar with work and due dates. Students can also view upcoming work with a click.

Keep teachers organizedReview student work, including assignments, questions, grades, and previous comments. View work by one or all classes, and sort by what needs reviewing.

Keep classes organized—Teachers can organize the Classwork page by creating topics that can be easily reordered.

Customize grading—Choose a grading system, create grade categories, and see all your grading for a class on the Grades page.

Grade quickly and easily—Sort students, see who's turned in work, add feedback, draft grades to share later, or return graded work to all students with a click. Plus, add annotations and visual feedback to student work in the Classroom mobile app.

Transfer gradesExport final grades to Google Sheets or to a CSV file for upload elsewhere. You can also push grades directly from Classroom to your student information system (SIS) if you participate in the beta program.

Integrate other favorite teaching tools—Sync your existing Classroom classes with partner applications.

Communicate and collaborate

Access anytime, anywhere—Access Classroom 24/7 on the web or via the Android and iOS Classroom mobile apps.

Real-time feedback—View, comment, and edit student work in real time in the Docs grading tool. Annotate student work in the Classroom mobile app.

Create class discussions—On the Stream page, post announcements, engage students in question-driven discussions, encourage them to reply to classmates, and move important topics to the top.

Manage class discussions—Control who can post to the Stream page, and mute individual students from posting or commenting.

Share content—Share links, videos, and images from websites to Classroom with one click in the Share to Classroom extension.

Push content to students’ screens—Push websites instantly to a class with the Share to Classroom extension. Students can also share their screen with their teacher.

Communicate with guardians—Teachers in any G Suite domain can invite parents and guardians to sign up for email summaries that include a student's upcoming or missing work.

Easy support for administrators

Affordable and secure—Like all other free G Suite for Education services, Classroom contains no ads and never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes.

One sign-in—Teachers and students can sign in to Classroom with their G Suite for Education accounts.

Set permissionsEnable or disable Classroom for all users, specific organizational units, and other G Suite for Education school districts. Also determine which teachers can create and manage classes.

SIS integration—Using the Classroom API, set up classes and create student rosters based on your SIS. You can also push grades directly from Classroom to your student information system (SIS) if you participate in the beta program.

Professional development—Get your teachers using Classroom quickly with our free online training in the Google Training Center.

Free 24/7 support—Find answers and support through the Google Classroom Help Community, the Classroom Help Center, or the 24/7 support line.

Personal data protection—Classroom is covered under the core G Suite for Education Terms of Service, which includes Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) compliance. Admins can decide if domain users can grant access to their Classroom data to third-party applications.

Classroom user metrics—Administrators can view Classroom usage reports in the Admin console.

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