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How do I create a Google Classroom course page?

You can create a class to assign work and post announcements to students.

Google HelpCreate a class

My "Stream" page is a mess, can I change the settings?

After you create a class, you can change the class settings. For example, you can change how classwork posts appear on the Stream page. Your changes apply only to the class you update. To update multiple classes, make the changes in each class.

Google Help: View or change Stream page settings

How do I share the Class Code so students can join my class?

You can invite students to enroll in your class in 3 ways:

  • Send an invite link—Students click the link to join.
  • Send an email invite—Students can join from the email or in Classroom.
  • Share a class code—Students enter the code in Classroom.

Note: Students can unenroll themselves from classes. If they unenroll, their grades are removed.

Google Help: Invite students to your class

How do students join a class?

You can join a class with:

  • A class link—Your teacher sends you the link.
  • A class code—Your teacher sends or tells you the class code. 
  • An email invite—Your teacher sends you the invite. 

After you join a class on one device, you're enrolled in that class for all devices.

Google Help: Join a class as a student

Can teachers / students turn off email notifications from Google Classroom?

Yes... By default, you get email notifications for some activities, such as when someone comments on your post or your teacher returns work. Students and teachers can change their notification settings at any time. If you use Classroom on a mobile device, you need to update the settings on your device as well.

Google Help: Turn notifications on or off

How can the "Home" Classes page help teachers / students stay organized?

The Google Classroom "Home" page displays all of your classes. You can change the order of your classes on the Classroom homepage. Classes can be archived, edited, and copied. In addition, teachers and students can use the Classroom menu to review assignments for all of their classes.

Google Help: Reorder your class cards | Archive or delete a class

Google Help: View all your students' work (for teachers)

Google HelpSee your work for a class (for students)

How do I generate a Google Meet link for my Google Classroom course?

In Classroom, teachers can create a unique Meet link for each class, making it easy for teachers and students to join class video meetings. Only teachers can create the Meet link. All Meet links created in Classroom are nicknamed links, which help teachers manage participants.

Google Help: Set up a video meeting in Classroom

Can I create a Google Meet "office hours" link for my Google Classroom?

Yes... You can use the same classroom link or create a new link for multiple classes. Watch the video below for a demonstration.

What should I do with my class(es) at the end of Semester 1?

As the Semester 1 grading period comes to a close, it is time to consider your Google Classroom options. Is your Classwork page an unorganized mess of links / assignments? Do you want a "fresh start?" Will your class continue with the same students and new content, or new students and the same content? The video below will help you choose the options best for your situation.

Option 1: Continue using the same Classes

Option 2: Create NEW -or- COPY Classes, archive old (recommended option)

Option 3: Delete old assignments (not recommended)