Add topics to the Classwork page

This article is for teachers

On the Classwork page, you can group assignments, quiz assignments, questions, and class materials under topics.

Think of topics as modules or units, and the assignments or materials as individual lessons. You can reorder the posts under a topic, and rearrange topics to follow your curriculum.

You don’t have to use topics for posts. If you don’t assign a topic, the post shows at the top of the Classwork page.

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Create and add topics

Create a topic
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. At the top, click Createand thenTopic.
    Create topic
  4. Enter the topic name and click Add.

Students only see topics with published posts.

Add a topic to assignments, quiz assignments, or questions

You can add only one topic to an assignment, quiz assignment, or question. If an assignment is posted to several classes, editing the assignment in one class doesn't update it in the other classes.

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. Next to the assignment, quiz assignment, or question, click More and thenEdit.
    Select Edit
  4. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow .
    Select topic
  5. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.
  6. Click Save.

Related topics

Add a topic to class materials
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. Next to the class material, click More and thenEdit.
    Select Edit
  4. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow .Click No topic
  5. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name.
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.
  6. Click Save.

Note: You can add only one topic per post.

For instructions on creating class materials, go to Add materials to the Classwork page.

Manage topics 

Filter by topic
You can see all your posts for a topic and quickly move between topics with the topic filters.
  1. In a class, click Classwork.
  2. To see all your posts for a topic, at the left, click a topic name.
    Click All topics on the Classwork page
  3. To return to all your topics, at the left, click All topics.
Reorder topics

When you move a topic, all its content also moves. Only teachers can reorder topics.   

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. If it's not already selected, on the left, click All topics.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Click anywhere on the topicand thendrag it up or down.
    • Next to the topic name, click More and thenMove up or Move down.
      Move topic
Reorder posts under a topic

Only teachers can reorder the posts under a topic. 

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork
  3. If it's not already selected, on the left, click All topics.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Click anywhere on the postand thendrag it up or down.
    • Next to the post name, click More and thenMove up or Move down.
      Move post
Rename a topic
  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

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

  2. Click the classand thenClasswork.
  3. Next to the topic name, click More and thenRename.
    Click Rename
  4. Rename your topic and click Rename.
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