Add materials to the Classwork page

This article is for teachers.

As a Classroom teacher, you can post resource materials, such as a syllabus, classroom rules, or topic-related reading, to the Classwork page. 

Like other types of posts on the Classwork page, materials can be organized by topic, reordered, and scheduled to post later.

Add materials

When you add materials to the Classwork page, you can:

Add materials

  1. Tap Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork .

  3. Tap Add and then Material.
  4. Enter a title and a description.

Add attachments

You can add attachments, such as Google Drive files, YouTube videos, or links, to your material.

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Tap Attach Attach and then choose an option:
    Attachment type Directions
    Drive
    1. Tap Drive .
    2. Tap the item and then Select.

    Note: Google Drive items are view-only to students and editable by co-teachers. To change these sharing options, see Stop, limit, or change sharing.

    Link
    1. Tap Link .
    2. Enter the URL and tap Add.
    Pick photo
    1. Tap Pick photo .
    2. Tap the photo.
    Use camera
    1. Tap Use camera .
    2. Take your photo and then tap Use photo.
  3. If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, tap Copy. Classroom makes a copy of the file to attach to the material and saves the copy to the class Drive folder.
  4. (Optional) To delete an attachment, next to it, tap Remove .

Post to additional classes

Materials posted to multiple classes are shared with all students in those classes.

  1. Next to the class name, tap Next .
  2. Tap any additional classes and then Done.

Post to individual students

Unless you’re posting to multiple classes, you can post material to individual students. You can’t post to more than 100 students at a time.

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Tap All students and then All students again to deselect it.
  3. Tap each student’s name to select them.
  4. Tap Done.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students you posted to in the class stream. To view the students’ names, tap number students on the material.

Add a topic

You can only add one topic to an item.

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Tap No topic and choose an option:
    • To create a new topic, tap Add topic and enter a topic name.
    • Tap a topic in the list.
  3. Tap Save.

Learn more about how to add topics to the Classwork page.

Post, schedule, or save drafted material

Post materials

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. To post the material immediately, tap Post .

Schedule materials to post later

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Tap More and then Schedule.
  3. At Schedule for date, tap the date, select a date, and tap OK.
  4. At Schedule for time, tap the time, select a time, and tap OK.
  5. Tap Schedule.

    The material automatically posts at the scheduled date and time.

Save material as a draft

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Tap More and then Save draft.
Edit or delete material posts

Edits affect individual classes. For multi-class materials, make edits in each class.

Edit posted material

  1. Tap Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork .
  3. On a post, swipe left .
  4. Tap Edit and then enter your changes and then tap Save.

Edit scheduled material

  1. Tap Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork .
  3. On a post, swipe left .
  4. Tap Edit and then enter your changes and then tap Schedule.

Edit draft material

  1. Tap Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork .
  3. On a post, swipe left .
  4. Tap Edit and then enter your changes.

    Changes are automatically saved.

  5. Choose an option:
    • Post it immediately (details above).
    • Schedule it to post at a specific date and time (details above).
    • To keep it a draft and return to the Classwork page, at the top, tap Close and then Save.

Delete material

  1. Tap Classroom and then the class.
  2. Tap Classwork .
  3. On a post, swipe left .
  4. Tap Delete and then Delete again to confirm.

Reorder materials on the Classwork page

If you add topics to materials, you can change the order of the topics and posts on the Classwork page. For details, go to Reorder posts under a topic or Reorder topics.

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