Depending on your learning setting, there are different types of accounts you can use with Classroom.
You get a school account from an accredited school using G Suite for Education. Your school's IT administrator creates and manages these accounts and gives you your email and password. The account looks like email@example.com. If you use Classroom in a school and want to access Classroom from home, use your school account to sign in. To learn how to get G Suite for Education for your school, go to Get started with G Suite for Education.
Personal Google Account
A personal Google Account is one that you create. You're likely to use it with Classroom outside of a school setting, such as a tutoring center or homeschool. It might look like firstname.lastname@example.org.
These accounts can't access the same Classroom features as other accounts. With a personal Google Account:
- Children who have an account managed by a parent can't create or teach classes.
- Students can't email classmates.
- Teachers can't invite guardians to sign up for email summaries.
Each country has its own minimum age requirement for creating a Google Account. Children who don't meet the minimum age requirements can have an adult create an account.
G Suite account
Important: Children 13 and under should only use Classroom with a G Suite for Education or Nonprofit account.
A G Suite account is typically used in large organizations that run G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, or G Suite for Nonprofits. Your organization's admin creates and manages these accounts and gives you your email and password. The account looks like email@example.com. For more details, go to Choose your G Suite edition.
Classroom accounts FAQ
Can I join classes created by other account types?
|If a student uses Classroom with...||And the primary teacher uses Classroom with...||Can the student join the class?|
|G Suite for Education or Nonprofits||G Suite for Education or Nonprofits||Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it.|
|G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise||G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise||Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it.|
|G Suite for Education or Nonprofits||G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, or a personal Google Account||No|
|G Suite Basic, Business, or Enterprise||G Suite for Education or Nonprofits, or a personal Google Account||No|
|Personal Google Account||G Suite Basic, Business, Education, or Enterprise||Yes, if the G Suite organization allows it.|
|Personal Google Account||Personal Google Account||Yes|
If you're a G Suite administrator and would like more information, go to Control user access to Classroom.
What are Drive storage limits for each account type?
Drive storage is shared between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. The amount of free storage for each user depends on the type of your account:
(1 TB if 4 or fewer users)
No free storage quotas
You can increase your Drive storage limit. For details, go to Options for adding Drive storage.