Depending on your learning setting, there are different types of accounts for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you use Classroom in a school and want to access Classroom from home, use your school account to sign in.
Note: Due to privacy laws, parents and guardians can't access Classroom or student assignments. They can get email summaries if the teacher allows it. For details, go to About guardian email summaries.
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 email@example.com.
When you use a personal account, you can't access the same Classroom features as other accounts,. With a personal account:
- Students can't email classmates.
- Teachers can't invite guardians to sign up for email summaries.
- Children who have an account managed by a parent can't create or teach classes.
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 aged 13 and under should only use Classroom with a G Suite for Education or Nonprofits 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 address and password. The account looks like firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, or 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 for Education or G Suite Basic, Business, 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 your type of 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.