Get started with Classroom for teachers

This article is for teachers. Students, go here.

If you’re new to Classroom, this article will show you around and help you complete some common tasks. 

Get started

To get started as a teacher, complete these steps:

  1. Sign in to Classroom.
  2. Choose an option: 
  3. Invite students to your class.
    You can do this step later.

After you sign in and have a class, you’re ready to complete common tasks or explore Classroom. 

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Explore the Classes page
On the Classes page, you can view and enter all your classes. Think of it as your Classroom homepage.
Classes page

To open the Classes page:

  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.

Overview of the Classes page

Each class you create gets a class card. To enter a class, click the class name on the card.

Tip: To return to the Classes page from within a class, in the top-left corner, click Menu ""and thenClasses.

On the Classes page, you can also:

Common tasks on the Classes page

Explore the Stream page
On the Stream page, you can post announcements to your class, and you can control student permissions to post or comment. Think of the Stream page as your class message board.
Stream page
To open the Stream page for a class:
  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. On a class card, click the class name. 
    You’re now in the class, on the Stream page. 

Overview of the Stream page

Along with posting announcements, you can also:

Click Settings

In class Settings, you manage your class details, invite codes, video meeting link, and grading system. The class Settings are an important part of your Classroom experience.

Common tasks on the Stream page

Explore the Classwork page

On the Classwork page, you can create and post classwork and materials for your students. You can organize your posts under topics you create. 

Classwork page

To open the Classwork page for a class:

  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. On a class card, click the class name.
  3. At the top, click Classwork.

Overview of the Classwork page

Classwork includes assignments, questions, and quiz assignments. After you publish a post, students can click it to begin their work. On each post, teachers can see student work status, such as Turned in or Missing

On the Classwork page, you can also:

Common tasks on the Classwork page

Explore the People page

On the People page, you can see everyone in the class, send emails, and invite people to join the class. Think of the People page as your class roster.

Click Invite students

To open the People page for a class:

  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. On a class card, click the class name.
  3. At the top, click People.

Overview of the People page

Under Teachers, you see all the teachers in the class. Under Students, you see all the students in the class. If you send email invites, you see Invited next to people's names until they join the class. 

On the People page, you can also:

Common tasks on the People page

Explore the Grades page

On the Grades page, you can view, enter, and return grades. Only teachers have the Grades page. The Grades page is also known as your gradebook.

Grades page

To open the Grades page for a class:

  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. Choose an option:
    • On a class card, click Open gradebook "".
    • On a class card, click the class nameand thenat the top, click Grades.

Overview of the Grades page   

Along with viewing, entering, and returning grades, you can also open student submissions from the Grades page.

When you enter grades in other areas of Classroom, such as the grading tool, the grades automatically update to the Grades page. 

Common tasks for the Grades page

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