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Google Classroom – Reusing a Post

You can reuse an announcement, assignment, or question from a class. When you reuse a post, you can: Use it in the original class or in a different class, make copies of any attachments, including rubrics, or add new ones; and modify the post before you publish it. Here is a guide on how to use this feature …


Start out by visiting your Google Classroom page for your class, and click on ‘Classwork’ at the top …

Once there, press on the ‘Create’ button, and then press on ‘Reuse post’ …

You will then be greeted with the below screen. Click on the class which has the assignment you want to copy from …

You will now be able to click on the post you’d like to reuse. The ‘REUSE’ button on the bottom right will then be highlighted in blue …

If you’re copying a post to a different class, and don’t want to link multiple classes to the same attachments, tick the ‘Create new copies of all attachments’ box. This will create new documents in the Drive folder of the class you are reusing this post in …

Press on the ‘REUSE’ button on the bottom right …

You will then be greeted with the below screen should the post be a ‘Question‘. This screen will give you a chance to make some changes to the post before reusing it. The appropriate guides for how to customise these pages can be found on the ‘Teacher Resources‘ page on our website …

If you would like to reuse the post in another class, clicking on the dropdown under ‘For’ will allow you to do so …

Once you have made your changes, if any, press on the black button on the top right. As I am editing a ‘Question’ it says ‘Ask’. However, for you it may say ‘Assign’, or ‘Post’ …

You will then be redirected back to the Classwork stream, where you will be able to see the newly created ‘Question’ post …