Google Classroom – for Students

Join a class as a student

This article is for students

To use Classroom, you need to sign in on your computer or mobile device and then join classes. Then, you can get work from your teacher and communicate with your classmates. When you join a class on one device, you’re enrolled in that class on all devices.

How to join a class

You have 2 ways to join a class:

  • Join a class with a class code—If your teacher gives you a class code, use this code to add yourself to the class. Your teacher might give you the code while you’re in class or email it to you.
  • Accept an invitation from your teacher—If your teacher sends you an invitation, you’ll see Join on the class card on your Classroom homepage.

Forgot or lost the class code? Code won’t work?

If you deleted, lost, or forgot the class code before joining a class, ask your teacher to resend the code or set a new one. If the code isn’t working, ask your teacher for help.

Note: You only use the class code once to join the class. You are then enrolled in the class, and you don’t need to re-use the code again.

Join a class

You must be signed in to Classroom before you can join a class. Unsure if you’re signed in? Learn more about how to sign in to Classroom.

Join a class with a class code

  1. At the top, click Add Add and then Join class.Click Join class
  2. Enter the class code your teacher gave you and click Join.
    A class code consists of 6 or 7 letters or numbers. For example, hjhmgrk or g5gdp1.Enter class code

Accept an invitation from your teacher

  1. On the class card, click Join.Click Join

Note: Only your teacher can change the class image. However, you can change your Classroom profile photo. For instructions, see Change your profile photo.

Unenroll from a class

This article is for students

When you unenroll from a class, you will no longer see it in Classroom, but all your class files are stored in your Google Drive.

If you accidentally unenrolled from a class and need to re-enroll, see Join a class as a student.

Note: You can’t unenroll from an archived class. Contact your teacher and ask them to unarchive the class so you can unenroll.

  1. Click Menu Menu and then Classes.
  2. On the class, click More Moreand then Unenroll.Click Unenroll
  3. To confirm, click Unenroll.

View due dates and events on your calendar

This article is for students. Teachers go here.

For each class, you share a Classroom calendar and a Google Calendar with your teacher and classmates. If you don’t see any calendars, the admin turned off Calendar for your class.

What can you do with each calendar?

Note: Classroom calendar is available only on computers, not mobile devices.

Google CalendarClassroom calendar
  • View classwork due dates
  • View class events
  • Add personal reminders
    only you see
  • Add events, such as
    study sessions
  • View classwork due dates
  • Click an item to open it
    in Classroom

View items on your calendars

View due dates on your Classroom calendar

On the Classroom calendar, you can see classwork due dates. You can’t add any items.

  1. At the top, click Menu Menu.Click Menu
  2. Click Calendar.Click Calendar
  3. Choose an option:
    • To see past or future work, next to the date, click Back Back or Next Next.Click the arrow
    • To see assignments for all your classes, click All classes.
      Click All classes
    • To see assignments for one class, click All classes and then select the class.
  4. (Optional) To open classwork, click an assignment or question.

View due dates and events on your Google Calendar

On your Google Calendar, you can see classwork due dates and class events, such as field trips or exams. In your Other calendars list, you can find all your class calendars, and select if you want to see or hide them.
  1. Click the class and then Classwork.
  2. Click Google Calendar Google Calendar.
    Click Calendar
  3. (Optional) For details, click an item.
    Google Calendar
  4. (Optional) To see or hide other class calendars, at the left, under Other calendars, check a box for a class.

Add items to your Google Calendar

Add a personal reminder

You can add a personal reminder, such as a note to remember your calculator. Anything you add in Google Calendar won’t show in the Classroom calendar.
  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click Google Calendar Google Calendar.
    Click Calendar
  4. For more instructions, go to Add reminders.

Add an event

You can add events, such as a study session, and invite classmates. Anything you add in Google Calendar won’t show in the Classroom calendar.
  1. Go to classroom.google.com.
  2. Click the class and then Classwork.
  3. Click Google Calendar Google Calendar.
    Click Calendar
  4. For more instructions, go to Create an event.

View an archived class

This article is for students. Teachers go here.

When a class ends, your teacher might archive it. Archiving removes the class from your Classroom homepage and puts it in a separate area making your homepage easier to manage.

Only teachers can archive or delete a class. If you want to remove a class from your homepage, you have to Unenroll from a class.

Note: You can’t unenroll from an archived class.

When a class is archived:

  • It’s removed from your homepage.
  • You can view its materials but you can’t submit work.
  • You can still access class materials in the class Google Drive folder.
  • You can’t unenroll from it. If you need to unenroll from an archived class, contact your teacher.
  1. At the top, click Menu Menu.Click Menu
  2. Scroll down and click Archived Classes.
    Note: If none of your classes have been archived, this option won’t be in the menu.​Archived Classes
  3. Click the class you want to view.