Copy a class

This page is for teachers.


Note: The previous version of Classroom (without the Classwork page) is deprecated and will be discontinued on September 4, 2019. For more information, see Classroom classes without the Classwork page.

To reuse work you created in a class, you can copy a class. Copying also helps you save time when you have multiple sections of the same class.

Only teachers and co-teachers of classes with the Classwork page can copy a class. The teacher who copies the class becomes the primary owner of the copied class. To check if your class has the Classwork page, see Does my class have the Classwork page.

You can copy both active and archived classes. Copies of archived classes become active classes.

Items that copy

The copied class keeps this information from the original class:

  • Title
  • Section
  • Description
  • Course subject
  • Topics
  • Classwork posts (copied as drafts with no scheduled date)

Items that don't copy

The following information doesn’t appear in the copied class:

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

Classroom might take a while to copy your class. In the meantime, you can leave the page during the copying process to work on other things. When copying is complete, you’ll get a notification email. 

Copy a class

  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 Moreand then Copy.
    Note: If you don’t see Copy, either the class doesn’t have a Classwork page or you’re not the teacher for that class.
    Click Copy
  3. (Optional) Edit the title and other information.
    Enter class name
  4. Click Copy.

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

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