Copy a class

This article is for teachers.

You can copy an active or archived class that you plan to teach again. When you copy an archived class, the copy becomes an active class. Only teachers and co-teachers can copy a class. The teacher who copies the class becomes the primary owner of the copied class.

What items copy to the new class?

Class information, classwork, and your grading system copy to the new class. Items specific to the original class, such as announcements, don’t copy.

Items that copy
  • Title
  • Section
  • Description
  • Course subject
  • Topics
  • Classwork
  • Your grading system

Note: In the new class, the copied assignments and questions save as drafts.

Items that don't copy
  • Teacher announcements
  • Deleted classwork items
  • Students and co-teachers
  • Student posts
  • Attachments that you don’t have permission to copy
  • Google Sites files

Copy a class

Currently, you can only copy a class using the web version of Classroom.

  1. Go to and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. On the class you want to copy, click More and thenCopy.
    Note: If you don’t see Copy, you’re not a teacher in the class.
  3. (Optional) To edit the title and other information, make any changes.
  4. Click Copy.

While Classroom copies your class, you can leave the page to complete other work. When copying finishes, you get a notification email.

Copy a class FAQ

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What copies to the Stream page?

Items that copy

  • The class name
  • The section
  • The subject

Items that don't copy

  • The room number
  • The class code
  • Posts and comments
What copies to the Classwork page?

Items that copy

  • Topics
  • Assignments, quiz assignments, questions (copied as drafts)
  • Attachments (if you have permission to copy)
  • Rubrics added to assignments
  • Materials and their attachments

Items that don't copy

  • Files or attachments that you don’t have permission to copy
  • Google Sites files
What copies to the Grades page?
In the new class, the Grades page is blank until you add students and post classwork, such as an assignment or question.

Items that copy

  • Classwork posts, such as assignments or questions
  • Your grading system 
  • Your grade categories

Items that don't copy

  • Students and their grades
What copies to the People page?

People that copy

  • The primary teacher

People that don’t copy

  • Co-teachers
  • Students
What copies to the Settings page?

Settings that copy

  • All class details, except the room number
  • All grading settings, including your grade calculation settings and your categories

Settings that don’t copy

  • General settings—They return to their default settings. 
  • Class code—A new code is created for the new class.

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