Add topics to the Classwork page

This page is for teachers

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

On the Classwork page, you can group 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.

Create a topic

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. Tap Add Add and then Topic.
  4. Enter the topic name and then tap Done.

Students only see topics with published posts.
 

Add a topic to existing assignments or questions

Note: If an assignment is posted to several classes, editing the assignment in one class doesn't update it in the other classes.

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. To edit, choose one:
    • Swipe left on the assignment or question and then tap Edit Edit.
    • Tap the assignment or question.
  4. Tap No topic.
  5. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, tap Add topic, enter a topic name, and tap Save.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it, and tap Save.

Note: You can add only one topic to an assignment or a question.

For instructions on creating assignments and questions, see Create an assignment and Create a question.

Add a topic to class materials

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. To edit, choose one:
    • Swipe left on the class material and then tap Edit Edit.
    • Tap the class material.
  4. Tap No topic.
  5. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, tap Add topic, enter a topic name, and tap Save.
    • To select a topic in the list, tap it, and tap Save.

Note: You can add only one topic to class materials.

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

Filter by topic

You can see all your posts for a topic and quickly move between topics with the topic filter.
  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork.
  3. At the top, tap Filter Filter and then choose a topic.
    You’ll see posts for that topic. If you haven’t yet posted to the topic, you’ll see “Nothing posted with this topic.”
  4. (Optional) To return to your topics, tap Filter Filter again.
  5. (Optional) To return to the Classwork page:
    • Within a topic, tap Back Back.
    • From the topics menu, tap Close Close.

Reorder topics

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. Touch and hold the topic to drag it to a new position.

Reorder posts under a topic

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. Touch and hold the post to drag it to a new position.

Rename a topic

  1. Tap Classroom Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork Classwork
  3. Next to the topic name, tap More More and then  Rename topic.
  4. Rename your topic and tap Done.
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