How to Send an E-mail to Students in Google Classroom

By James T. Cains

In Google Classroom, if you want to message your entire class quickly and all at once, then the Announcement feature is the way to go. However, if you want to send a message to one or a few students in particular, or if you want to send a detailed message to all of your students, you can easily do so from within your class. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your class and click the Students tab.

  2. To e-mail one student, click the envelope icon to the right of the student’s name.

  3. To e-mail more than one student, check the boxes next to the students you want to e-mail and click the Email button.

  4. To e-mail all students in the class, check the top box on the left, which selects all of the students.

  5. In the New Message window (see Figure 1), type in a subject and your message.

  6. Click Send. Your message is sent to your students.

At the bottom of the New Message window, you can use the formatting tools to format your text, just like in Gmail. You can also attach documents using the paperclip and Google Drive icons.

Students also have the ability to send e-mails to other students. Rather than a Students tab, students see a Classmates tab, which lists everyone in the class. They have the same capabilities for sending e-mails as described above.

Figure 1: Send an e-mail to your students.
Figure 1: Send an e-mail to your students.