Home » Intermediate » Google Classroom Assignment: Click On Attachment Title to Edit

Google Classroom Assignment: Click On Attachment Title to Edit

Click On Attachment Title to Edit

Attach and Then Edit

Once again Google brings about a paradigm shift in how we do work. It used to be you would edit your files and then attach them into an assignment. Not the case with Google Classroom.

Reuse Post

Either reuse a post or create a new assignment.
reuse post

IMPORTANT: Do NOT make copies of attachments

When reusing a post there is a checkbox at the bottom asking if you want to “Create new copies of all attachments.” NO, NO YOU DO NOT!
create copies of all attachments

Creating copies is old school thinking from when we used Office. This makes a terrible mess of your Google Drive and messes up anyone who is collaborating with you.

Attach Then Edit

If you are creating an assignment from scratch, first attach the file from Google Drive to the Google Classroom assignment.

Linked Not Attached

The paradigm to understand is that Google Docs in Google Classroom do not exist in Google Classroom. They exist in Google Drive. The “attachments” are actually links to the document in Google Drive.

Click the Title

When reusing an assignment (or creating a new one), the Google Doc that was attached is actually a link to the document in Google Drive. Click on the document title of the attachment to launch the document.


Before you publish the assignment, edit the attachment.

Close It

There is no save button. After you edit the document, simply close it. The update with your edits will show after you assign the assignment. Google Classroom Edit Attachments

Google Classroom Edit Attachments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.