Add topics to the Classwork page

This page is for teachers

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 under the topics 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.

Note: If you don’t know if your class is using Classwork, see Does my class have the Classwork page?

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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. At the top, click Create and then Topic.
    Create topic
  4. Enter the topic name and click Add.

Students only see topics if they contain 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. 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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the assignment or question, click More More and then Edit.
    Select Edit
  4. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow 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.

Note: You can add only 1 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. 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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the class material, click More Moreand then Edit.
    Select Edit
  4. Next to No topic, click the Down arrow 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.

Note: You can add only 1 topic to class materials.

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

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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the topic name, click More More and then Move up or Move down.
    Move post

Reorder 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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the post name, click More More and then Move 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 class and then ClassworkDon't see Classwork?
  3. Next to the topic name, click More More and then Rename.
    Click Rename
  4. Rename your topic and click Rename.
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