Join a class as a co-teacher or student

The ability to join the class as a co-teacher or student lets administrators gain better insights into the Classroom environment and better support the teachers and students. This article walks you through adding yourself as a co-teacher and a student. To add other users as a primary or co-teacher, see Editing primary and co-teachers.

Join a class as a co-teacher

  1. Click Explorer from the menu on the left side of the screen. Google Classroom Explorer opens.
  2. Search for and select the classes you want to change.
  3. ClickBulk Actions at the top of the Explorer grid.
  4. Click Teacher actions.
  5. Click Join # selected classes as a co-teacher. The Join classes stepper opens.
  6. Confirm classes you want to add yourself to by selecting the class again.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. By default co-teachers Limit time of access is set to Do not remove. Select a different time limit if necessary. Options include, For 1 hour, For one day, Until, and Do not removewhich lets you choose a date and time access is to end.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. You can choose to notify the primary teacher that you have joined their class and customize the message.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. Review the changes that will be made.
  13. Click Proceed.

Join a class as a student

  1. Click Explorer from the menu on the left side of the screen. Google Classroom Explorer opens.
  2. Search for and select the classes you want to change.
  3. Click Bulk Actions at the top of the Explorer grid.
  4. Click Student actions.
  5. Click Join # selected classes as a student-teacher. The Join classes stepper opens.
  6. Confirm classes you want to add yourself to by selecting the class again.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. You can choose to notify the primary teacher that you have joined their class and customize the message.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Review the changes that will be made.
  11. Click Proceed.