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. 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 thenMaterial.
    Click Material
  4. Enter a title and a description.
    Enter title

Add attachments

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

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Click Addand thenchoose an option:
    Attachment type Directions
    "" File
    1. Click File "".
    2. Select the file and click Upload.
    "" Google Drive
    1. Click Google Drive "".
    2. Select the item and click Add.
    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.
    "" YouTube

    Search for a video:

    1. Click YouTube "".
    2. Enter keywords and click Search "".
    3. Click the videoand thenAdd.


    To attach a video link by URL:

    1. Click YouTube ""and thenURL.
    2. Enter the URL and click Add.
    "" Link
    1. Click Link "".
    2. Enter the URL and click Add Link.
  3. If you see a message that you don’t have permission to attach a file, click Copy. Classroom makes a copy of the file to attach to the material and saves it to the class Drive folder.
  4. (Optional) To delete an attachment, next to it, click Remove "".

Post to additional classes

Materials posted to multiple classes go to all students in those classes.

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Under For, click the Down arrow ""and thenselect the class or classes you want to include.

    Select class

Post to individual students

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

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Next to All students, click the  Down arrow ""and then All students to deselect it.
    Select students
  3. Click a student’s name to select them.

    Note: You’ll see the number of students you posted to in the class stream. To view the students’ names, click 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. Next to Topic, click the Down arrow "".Click No topic
  3. Choose an option:
    • To create a topic, click Create topic and enter a topic name. 
    • To select a topic in the list, click it.

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

Post, schedule, or save drafted material

You can post material immediately, or you can schedule it to post later. If you don’t want to post it yet, you can save it as a draft. To see scheduled and drafted items, click Classwork.

Post material

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Click Post to immediately post the material.

Schedule the material to post later

  1. Follow the steps above to add material.
  2. Next to Post, click the Down arrow ""and thenSchedule.
  3. Next to the date, click the Down arrow "" and select a date and time.
  4. Click 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. Next to Post, click the Down arrow ""and thenSave draft.  
Edit material

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

Edit posted material

  1. On the Classwork page, next to the material,  click More ""and thenEdit.
  2. Enter your changes and click Save.

Edit scheduled material

  1. On the Classwork page, next to the material, click More ""and thenEdit.
  2. Enter your changes and click Schedule.

Edit draft material

  1. On the Classwork page, next to the material, click More ""and thenEdit.
  2. Enter your changes.

    Changes are automatically saved.

  3. 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, click Close "".

Reorder materials on the Classwork page

If you add a topic to an item, 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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