Shareable class templates and classwork in Google Classroom are now generally available

What’s changing

Earlier this year, we announced a Google Classroom beta that simplifies lesson planning with shareable class templates and classwork. We’re excited to announce that this is now globally available for Google Workspace for Education Plus customers in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
Curriculum leads and verified teachers can now share links to high-quality classes and class templates so other educators in their organization can preview and import classwork to an existing class or to a new class. This will provide educators with ideas for instructional design and enable them stay up-to-date with the best materials.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

This feature enables curriculum leads and teachers to easily distribute standardized curricula or classroom content to others in their organization. As a result, fellow educators can easily preview, select, and import high-quality classwork into their classes.

Additional details

Student information, such as assignment submissions, comments, and grades, will not be visible when previewing a shared class. Imported class materials will be saved in draft mode for the selected class.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature, however, Admins should make sure the following is set up for end users: In order to share classes, educators must have a Google Workspace for Education Plus license assigned to them. To preview and import classwork from shared classes, educators must be verified teachers. End users: To share a class, click the “Share classwork” button on the Classwork page. After receiving a class link, open it in your browser. When previewing the shared class, select the classwork items you want to export to a class. Visit the Help Center to learn more about sharing class templates and classwork. 


Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 31, 2024


Available to Education Plus