Syncing With Google Classroom

This article describes how to get the most recent version of your class and students from Google Classroom into Classwize and how to resolve common issues that can occur when syncing.

Syncing your classroom

If you added or removed students from your class using Class Tools > Modify Students, any changes you made will be undone the next time Classwize syncs with Google Classroom. If you need to add or remove students from your class permanently, contact your school’s IT support staff for help.

You usually don’t need to sync every day. When you do need to sync, it’s best to do it before your first class of the day, or right after making changes to your Google Classroom.

  1. In Classwize, ensure that you don’t have any active classes (classes in session), including Monitoring classes.
  2. Select Sync on the My Classes toolbar.


  1. The Sync with Google Classroom? dialog will appear. Select Sync.


  1. The sync will run and may take up to a few minutes.
  2. When the sync has successfully finished, close the dialog.


I don’t see the Sync button.

The Sync button may not show up for you for a few reasons:

  • Your IT administrator hasn’t turned the feature on. Syncing with Google Classroom is an optional feature in Classwize. You may need to ask your IT administrator to turn it on.
  • You’re in an individual or active classroom. The Sync button only appears on the My Classes dashboard which shows all of your classes. It will not appear inside individual classrooms.
  • Your school doesn’t use Google Classroom. Only schools using Google Classroom can use the Sync feature.

I don’t have any active classes, but I see a Google Sync Error that says “Sync can’t be run while there are active classes".

  • Refresh your browser window.
  • Confirm there are still no classes in session.
  • Run the sync again.

If you get the same error message again, contact your school's IT support.

Students or teachers that I added to my class using Modify Students are gone.

If you added or removed students or teachers from your class using Class Tools > Modify Students, any changes you made will be undone when Classwize next syncs with Google Classroom. If you make these changes regularly, you should add or remove the students in Google Classroom first so those changes can sync with Classwize.

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