How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is one of the best tools for teaching online classes. If you're a teacher, learning how to manage homework on the platform is a great skill. In addition to creating them, you can save draft versions, copy them, schedule them to be sent later, choose which students will receive them, and more.

If you're new to Google Classroom and wondering how to complete an assignment, you've come to the right place. This article will discuss assigning them to all or specific students, as well as tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google Classroom.



How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for Each Student

Sometimes you will need to create different assignments for different students. Whether your students need extra homework, want a better grade, or have received detention and need to catch up on a lesson, learning how to do homework for every student is essential. Fortunately, Google Classroom has made the process easy.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for Each Student on a PC

Here's how to create an assignment for each student in Google Classroom:

  1. Go to Google Classroom.
  2. Select the class and press "Class work".
  3. Press "Create" and select "Assignment".
  4. Enter the title and provide the necessary information.
  5. Tap the down arrow next to "All Students."
  6. Tap "All Students" to deselect everyone.
  7. Select the students.
  8. Tap "Assign" to post your assignment or schedule it for later.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for Each Student on an Android

If you're on the go or don't have your computer nearby, you can use the Google Classroom app on your Android device. Although you might think working on a smaller screen is difficult, Google Classroom has done a great job of making the process quick and easy.



Follow these steps to create assignments for each student on your Android device:

  1. If you don't already have it, download the Google Classroom app from the Play Store and open it.
  2. Choose the class.
  3. Tap the homework icon.
  4. Tap the plus sign and tap "Assignment."
  5. Enter the name and write the necessary instructions.
  6. Double-tap “All Students” to deselect them.
  7. Type the names of the students you want to send the assignments to.
  8. Tap "Assign" to send the assignment immediately or schedule it.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for Each Student on an iPhone or iPad

The Google Classroom app is also available for iPhone/iPad users. Creating an assignment for each student can be done in several clicks. Follow the instructions below to create an assignment for each student on your iPhone/iPad:

  1. If you don't have it, download the Google Classroom app from the App Store and launch it.
  2. Select the class.
  3. Tap the homework icon.
  4. Tap the plus sign to create a new assignment.
  5. Enter their name and provide instructions, if any.
  6. Double-tap “All Students” to deselect them.
  7. Add a student by entering their name. You can select up to 100 students.
  8. When you're done, tap "Assign" to send the assignment or schedule it for later.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for All Students

If you've prepared an assignment for the whole class, Google Classroom lets you send it to all students at once. In fact, it is the default option which you can customize if necessary. You can also choose to save it as a draft, assign it immediately, schedule it for later, and more.



How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for the Whole Class on PC

Create an assignment for all students in your class by following the steps below:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Google Classroom.
  2. Choose the class for which you want to create the assignment and press "Class work".
  3. Select "Create" and press "Assignment".
  4. Enter the name and provide instructions if needed.
  5. In the "For" section on the right side, make sure "All students" is selected.
  6. Choose whether you want to submit the assignment, schedule it for later, or save it as a draft.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for the Whole Class on an Android Device

If you're away from your computer but want to send the assignment to your students, you can use the Google Classroom app for Android. Creating and submitting an assignment on your Android is as easy as doing it on your computer.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open the Google Classroom app. If you don't have it, download it from the Play Store.
  2. Select the class you want to send the assignment to.
  3. Tap the homework icon.
  4. Tap the plus sign and tap "Assignment."
  5. Type the name of the assignment and provide instructions, if any.
  6. Check if the "All students" option is selected.
  7. Submit the assignment immediately, schedule it for later, or save it as a draft.

How to Create an Assignment in Google Classroom for the Whole Class on an iPhone

iPhone/iPad users will be happy to know that they can download the Google Classroom app from the App Store. Navigating the app is simple, so you can create assignments for all your students even when you're away from home or near your computer.



Here's how to create an assignment in Google Classroom for all students on your iPhone/iPad:

  1. Open the Google Classroom app. If you don't already have it, download it from the App Store and launch it.
  2. Choose the class where you want to post an assignment.
  3. Tap the homework icon.
  4. Press the plus sign and create a new assignment.
  5. Enter the assignment title and provide instructions (this is optional).
  6. Make sure "All Students" is selected.
  7. Once you're done, choose what you want to do with the assignment.

How to make a copy of an assignment in Google Classroom

If you have an assignment for multiple courses or want to use one from previous years, the good news is that you don't have to waste time creating it from scratch. Instead, Google Classroom offers the "Reuse" option, which lets you send an existing assignment to students in other classes.

How to make a copy of an assignment in Google Classroom on a PC

If you're using a PC and want to create a copy of an existing assignment, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to Google Classroom.
  2. Select the class you want to send the assignment to.
  3. Tap "Classwork" and select "Create."
  4. Tap “Reuse Post”.
  5. Select the class where you posted the assignment you need.
  6. Tap the assignment.
  7. Click on “Reuse”.
    • If you wish, you can modify the information, customize attachments or instructions.
  8. Choose whether you want to submit the assignment, schedule it, or save it as a draft.

How to make a copy of an assignment in Google Classroom on an Android device

Google Classroom's 'Reuse' option is great for when you're away from your computer and want to 'recycle' an old assignment. The Android app allows you to do this with just a few clicks:

  1. Open the Google Classroom app or download it from the Play store if you don't have it.
  2. Tap the class you want to send the assignment to.
  3. Tap on “Classwork”.
  4. Tap the plus sign and select "Reuse Post."
  5. Go through your courses and tap the one with the assignment.
  6. Select the assignment in question.
  7. Edit the assignment information if desired.
  8. Post your assignment right away, or select the three dots to schedule it or save it as a draft.

How to make a copy of an assignment in Google Classroom on an iPhone

iPhone/iPad users can copy an existing Google Classroom assignment and share it with a class or save it for later. Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Open the Google Classroom app (or install it from the App Store if you don't already have it).
  2. Tap the class you'll send the existing assignment to.
  3. Tap on “Classwork”.
  4. Tap the plus sign and tap "Reuse Post."
  5. Choose the class that contains the assignment.
  6. Select the assignment.
  7. If necessary, modify the information or edit the existing attachments.
  8. Publish the assignment immediately, save it as a draft, or schedule it for later.

Google Classroom has a lot to offer

As one of the best online teaching tools, Google Classroom gives you plenty of homework options. It's available on both your computer and your phone/tablet, which makes creating assignments more convenient. If you've already created an assignment, you can easily copy it and send it to another class, which can save you time.

We hope this article has taught you how to complete an assignment in Google Classroom. Along with that, we hope you have learned some additional information about useful app options.

Have you ever used Google Classroom? Which option do you prefer? Tell us in the comments section below.

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