About Classroom user accounts

Depending on your learning setting, sign in to Classroom with one of the following user account types:

  • School account—Also known as a G Suite for Education account, this account is set up by an accredited school. It looks like you@yourschool.edu
  • Personal Google Account—This is set up by you, or your parent or guardian. Typically you use a personal Google Account outside of a school setting, such as a homeschool. It looks like you@example.com
  • G Suite account—This is set up by your organization’s administrator. It looks like you@yourcompany.com.

 

School account

What is a school account?
A school account is an account that is provided to you by an accredited school using G Suite for Education. Your school’s admin creates and manages these accounts. The account looks like you@yourschool.edu


How do I get started with a school account? 
If you’re a teacher or student in a school, your school’s admin provides your email and password.


My school doesn’t have G Suite for Education
To learn how to get G Suite for Education in your school, see Get started with G Suite for Education.

Note: If you use Classroom in a school and want to access Classroom from home, use your school account to sign in.
 

Personal Google Account

What is a personal Google Account?
A personal Google Account is an account that you create. You’re likely to use a personal Google Account with Classroom outside of a school setting, such as a tutoring center or homeschool. The account looks like you@example.com


How do I get started with a personal account? 
Adult users create their own Google Accounts. For more information, see Create a Google Account.

Children who don’t meet the minimum age requirements to create a personal Google Account might be able to have an adult create an account. For more information, see Create a Google Account for a child under 13.

Note: Each country has its own minimum age requirement for creating a Google Account. For more information, see Age requirements on Google Accounts.

Do users with personal Google Accounts have access to the same features as other accounts?
No. 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.
     

G Suite account

What is a G Suite account?
A G Suite account is typically used in large organizations that run one of the following G Suite editions: 
  • G Suite Basic
  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise
  • G Suite for Nonprofits
The account looks like you@yourcompany.com
How do I get started with a G Suite account? 
Your organization’s admin creates and manages these accounts. 

Can I join classes created by other user account types?

You may be able to join classes created by users with different account types, but only if your account type and if your organizational admin allows it.
If a student uses Classroom with... And the primary teacher uses Classroom with... Can the student join the class?
  • G Suite for Education 
  • G Suite for Nonprofit
  • G Suite for Education
  • G Suite for Nonprofit
Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it
  • G Suite Basic
  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise
  • G Suite Basic
  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise
Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it
  • G Suite for Education 
  • G Suite for Nonprofit
  • G Suite Basic
  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise
  • A personal Google Account
No
A personal Google Account A personal Google Account Yes

 

Important: G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise customers shouldn’t use Classroom with users under 13, or at a school with students.

 

If you’re a G Suite administrator and would like more information, see Control user access to Classroom.
 
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