How to create a Google Classroom on a computer or mobile device

Sophie Putka
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Google Classroom app on an Android phone resting on a Mac laptop
The Google Classroom logo displayed on a smartphone. SOPA Images/Getty Images
  • You can create a Google Classroom to virtually manage, collaborate, and track class progress for free using your G Suite or personal Gmail account.

  • Once you have named the class, click "Create" and begin adding class materials and announcements on the class stream page.

  • You can add students to your Google Classroom directly or through a class code. 

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If you're teaching a class remotely and your organization has a Google Workspace or G Suite for Education account, you can use the Google Classroom platform to help you stay connected with students. 

Google Classroom lets you upload and schedule assignments that appear on a student's digital calendar and transparently grade work using integrated rubrics and originality reports to avoid plagiarism. You can also communicate with your students' guardians directly, update them on new class announcements digitally, or meet with students face-to-face with Google Meet. 

But before you can do any of that, you'll need to launch a class. You can create a classroom on your desktop or mobile device through your associated G Suite account in a few quick steps. 

For someone to gain access to your Classroom, you'll need to invite them individually or share a class code with them. These are found in slightly different locations on desktop and iPhone. 

Some users may only be allowed to join classes, while others logged in through their organization's Google Workspace account may need to reach out to the administrator for permission to create courses. If you ever need help logging into Google Classroom, see "How to log into Google Classroom." 

With a Google Classroom set up, you're on your way to getting down to the real business of teaching in school, at home, or on the go. 

How to create a Google Classroom on a computer

1. Open your web browser and go to classroom.google.com

2. Click on the "+" sign in the top right. 

3. Select "Create class" from the dropdown menu. 

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This will begin your class creation process. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

4. A window will appear prompting you to name the class and fill out other fields such as "Section," "Subject," and "Room." Fill it out. 

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You must name the class to create it, but the other fields are optional. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

5. Click "Create" on the bottom right of the popup window.

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You've now created a Google Classroom. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

6. To share access to the Classroom using the class code, locate it at the top left of the "class stream." 

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Your class code at the top left of the class stream on the desktop. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

How to create a Google Classroom on an iPhone or Android

1. Launch the Google Classroom app.

2. Tap the "+" sign on the bottom right of the app's home screen.

3. Select "Create class" from the menu. 

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This will initiate the new classroom process. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

4. In the window that appears, name the class and fill out "Section," "Subject," and "Room." 

5. Tap "Create" in the top right of the popup window.

6. To find the class code, tap the Settings icon.

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The class code is located within the Settings menu or gear icon at the top right. Sophie Putka/Business Insider

7. In the window that pops up, select "Class code" under the "General" heading.

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Find your class code under "General." Sophie Putka/Business Insider

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