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Classroom Materials

How to Add Classroom Materials in Google Classroom

Classroom materials are anything a student needs to view or read. It could be a syllabus, a weekly article, or a document communicating classroom rules. These materials are not graded by the teacher.

Add Classroom Materials

  1. Click the Classwork tab.

    If you don’t have any assignments on the Classwork page, you’ll see some information for how to assign work.

  2. Click Create.
  3. Select Material.
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  4. Fill in the material details.

    See the table below for a description of each option in the Material dialog box.

  5. Click Post or the Post list arrow.
    • Post: The material is posted immediately.
    • Post list arrow: Schedule a date for the material to be posted or save it as a draft to come back to later.
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The Material Dialog Box


Option Description
For Select the class and students to which you want to assign the material. You can create a material for multiple classes at once or assign it to only specific students in the current class.
Title The name of the material.
Description Add an optional description to instruct students what to do with the class material.
Topic Assign a topic to group the material with other related class items. You might create a topic for tests, one for homework, and one for classwork as a means of organization. Or, you might create a topic for each unit. Topics are buckets used to categorize work. Apply an existing topic or create a new one from this menu.
Attachment The material you attach can be:
Classroom Materials A file saved to your computer.
Classroom MaterialsAn item saved to your Google Drive.
Classroom Materials An online video.
Classroom Materials A web link.

Delete Classroom Materials

If class material is no longer needed, you can delete it to remove it from the Classwork page.

  1. Hover over the item you want to delete and click the More button.
  2. Select Delete.
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    When the material is deleted, any comments added to it are deleted as well.

  3. Click Delete to confirm.
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