How to Filter Emails from Google Classroom

Email overload from Google Classroom?

If you’re anything like us, you’re using Google Classroom for any and all student assignments, and likely, your inbox gets flooded with emails telling you that Susie turned in her essay, or Johnny answered a question.

But do you really need all those emails? The short answer is yes, but not in your inbox… So let’s clean them up, make a filter, and send the email notifications from Classroom to its own folder. So easy! Here’s how…

Step 1 – Search for all email from Google Classroom

In your email inbox, search for email from Google Classroom. How? Use this search string (because this will always be true!) to find them:

Here’s what it looks like in the Advanced Search bar. If you search for the domain (, it will identify all the email from the domain. This works with any domain, by the way… or making filters for Google Calendar invites for example ( )

Don’t forget to select ‘Create filter’ when you’re ready for Step 2…

Step 2 – Create a Filter (based on the search)

Once you’ve searched for all the email you want to filter (and keep it simple, like in this example), you’ll want to create the filter, and create filter settings.

For this filter, we recommend to ‘Skip the inbox (Archive it), and applying a label (call it whatever, but we like ‘Google Classroom’).

To finish out, apply these settings to all email that match the search condition. This will retroactively clean up your inbox! Shazam!

Step 3 – Sit back and enjoy a cleaner inbox!

All email from Google Classroom will now flow into the label you identified above. Think of the label as a folder… You can easily review emails in that folder anytime. But we think managing your Google Classroom assignments from Classroom itself is a whole lot easier… Good luck!

PS – don’t forget to give the label/folder a pretty color…