Bulk Archiving Classes for Suspended Primary Teachers

Learn how to manage classes with suspended teachers using Bulk Actions. We recommend archiving classes with suspended teachers to maintain organization and compliance. With Bulk actions, you can swiftly archive classes with suspended primary teachers, ensuring smooth operations within your educational environment.

What Happens to an Archived Class?

  • Archiving a class removes it from teachers’ and students’ Classroom homepage. The class moves to a separate area to preserve class materials, student work, and posts. 
  • Teachers and students can still view an archived class. To use the class again, the teacher can restore it.
  • Teachers and students can access class materials for an archived class within the Google Drive folder.
  • Students can’t unenroll from an archived class.
  • Google Calendar retains the class calendar for teachers and students. Users can remove the calendar from view or permanently delete it.
  • An archived class stays in Google Classroom unless the primary teacher deletes it. 

Bulk Archive Classes for Suspended Primary Teachers

  1. Click Explorer from the menu on the left side of the screen. Google Classroom Explorer opens.
  2. Click Bulk Actions at the top of the Explorer grid.
  3. Click Suspended primary teachers.
  4. Click Archive classes.
  5. The Bulk classroom cleanup wizard opens. 
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Confirm classes you want to archive by selecting the class.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. You can choose to notify the primary teacher that their class has been deleted and customize the message.

    Note: Note: If a teacher has multiple classes included in this bulk action, they will receive only one email.

  10. Click Continue.
  11. The wizard indicates the number of classes you are about to archive. Enter that number in the Review and clear rosters field.
  12. Click Clear.


Document Version Date Description of Change
1.0 3/7/2024 Original publish
1.1 3/21/2024 Added a GIF


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