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Google Classroom


TIP Sheets & Frequently Asked Questions

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How should I start a new school year with Google Classroom?

Starting a new school year with Google Classroom involves three (3) steps:

  1. All old classes are archived
  2. Create a new class for each section
  3. Reuse Posts from other classes

Watch the 10-min video below to see the step-by-step instructions.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle HelpCreate a class

What are my options at the end of Semester 1?

  • Year-long Classes (same students): Continue using the same GC classes
  • Semester Classes (new student rosters): Create new GC classes

00-Gdocs-2.pngTIP Sheet: Google Classroom: End of Semester 1 - Options

How do I create a Google Classroom course page?

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

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle HelpCreate a class

How do I Reuse Posts from my other Google Classroom pages?

You can add an assignment from another class by using the "Reuse Post" option.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle Help: Reuse a Post

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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle Help: Reorder your class cards | Archive or delete a class

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle Help: View all your students' work (for teachers)

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.

00-Ghelp-2.pngGoogle 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.


How do I turn off students' ability to view old quiz questions?

The Google Forms Quiz feature provides an option to release grades "immediately after each submission." Depending on which settings the teacher chooses, students will be able to view their score, which questions they answered correctly, and the correct answers. After providing students with enough time for feedback, the teacher can change the release grades option to "later, after manual review." This will prevent students from viewing quiz questions at a later date, and sharing those questions with future students.