💡Have questions about the new features in Classroom? Take a look at our Back to School FAQ.

About Classroom user accounts

Depending on  your learning setting, there are different types of accounts for Classroom.

School account

You get a school account from an accredited school using Google Workspace for Education. Your school's IT administrator creates and manages these accounts and gives you your email and password. The account looks like you@yourschool.edu. 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 you@gmail.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.

Google Workspace account

Important: Children aged 13 and under should only use Classroom with a Google Workspace for Education or Workspace for Nonprofits account.

A Google Workspace account is typically used in large organizations that run Workspace Basic, Business, Google Workspace for Education Plus, or Workspace for Nonprofits. Your organization's admin creates and manages these accounts and gives you your email address and password. The account looks like you@yourcompany.com. For more details, go to Choose your Google Workspace edition.

Classroom accounts FAQ

Can I join classes created by other account types?

If your organization's admin and account type allows it, you might be able to join classes created by users with different account types.
If a user accesses Classroom with: And the primary teacher accesses Classroom with: Can the user join the class?
  • Google Workspace for Education
  • Workspace for Nonprofits
  • Google Workspace for Education
  • Workspace for Nonprofits
Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it.
  • Workspace Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise
  • Google Workspace Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise
Yes, if class settings in both organizations allow it.
  • Google Workspace for Education
  • Workspace for Nonprofits
  • Google Workspace Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise
  • A personal Google Account
No
  • Workspace Basic
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise
  • Google Workspace for Education
  • Workspace for Nonprofits
  • A personal Google Account

No

Personal Google Account
  • Google Workspace for Education
  • Workspace Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise
Yes, if the Google Workspace organization allows it.
Personal Google Account Personal Google Account Yes
 

For more information, go to Control user access to Classroom

What are Drive storage limits for each account type?

Classroom works with Google Drive and Docs and other Workspace services.

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:

  • Frontline
2 GB per user
  • G Suite Basic

30 GB per user

  • Business Starter

30 GB per user

  • Business Standard

2 TB per user added to pooled storage

  • Business Plus

5 TB per user added to pooled storage

  • Enterprise editions

As much as you need.

For details, contact a Google Sales representative.

  • Essentials

100 GB per user added to pooled storage,
up to a maximum of 2 TB

  • G Suite Business

Unlimited storage
(1 TB if 4 or fewer users)

  • Education Fundamentals
  • Education Standard
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade*
  • Education Plus

100 TB pooled cloud storage

Additional storage:

  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade—100 GB per user
  • Education Plus—20 GB per user
  • Individual personal accounts
  • Legacy free edition of G Suite

15 GB

 

You can increase your Drive storage limit. For details, go to Options for adding Drive storage

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