Create Classwork

If you are working remotely or have absent students, post your lessons and classwork online to keep everyone up to date

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Written by Hannah Chapple
Updated over a week ago

Classwork was created to help support you with distance learning. It can be used to bridge the gap between delivering a lesson and setting homework. By giving it a new colour, students can easily distinguish it from regular homework tasks.

With Classwork you can organise work that students would typically do in class. Here are just a few examples:

  • Recorded video lessons

  • Video conferencing links for live lessons

  • Lesson presentations and teaching objectives

  • Resources and worksheets you planned to complete in class

To begin, click + Create task from the menu on the left and select Classwork. You will then be taken to a form where you will fill in some general information about the task.


First, enter the title for the classwork. This will appear on the students' personal calendars and To-Do List.

Describe the task for your students

Fill this box with the information the students need to know about the task. You can format your text using the available options. To upload resources, images or other attachments, scroll down to the Attachments area.


Select a subject for the classwork. This will help students locate their task on the school calendar. It’s also important for reporting purposes.

Class group(s)

Select the group your task will be assigned to from the drop down menu.

You can set a task to multiple classes in one go by using the checkboxes to multi-select!

You can also set it to a class you are covering; simply click on Find other classes to search for classes. You can search by name, subject or year group using the filters at the top.

You can tick the top box to select all groups that are currently displayed to you which is helpful if you want to select a cohort of classes e.g. year 8 mathematics classes.

Marking scheme

Choose a marking scheme from the drop down menu. This will allow you to grade the classwork accordingly later. New marking schemes can be created by a school Admin. If you are an admin, learn how to create a new marking scheme here.

Issue and Due dates

The Issue date field allows you to set the date on which the task will first appear in the school calendar as well as the student and parent personal calendars. This allows you to set classwork far in advance but prevents students from rushing ahead.

The Due date field allows you to select the deadline for submissions. Homework submitted online past that date will be marked as "Submitted late".

By default, the issue date and due date are the same. If you change the issue date the due date will automatically be moved to the same date, however, you can always change it.

Issue on lesson and Due on lesson

If you use Satchel One’s Timetable app, you can also use the Issue on lesson and Due on lesson fields.

These update automatically based on your timetable and the dates you have selected but remain flexible in case you’d like to change them.

Attaching a task to a specific lesson acts as visual reminders on the Timetable for you and your students, however it will not affect the publish time of the the task.

How should students submit the task

Choose between:
→ Online submission (via Show My Homework) - Get notified as soon as your students submit their work.
→ Class submission - Students will hand in classwork in class.
→ Other - Choose from the list of other options. This can be customised by your admins.

Estimated completion time

Indicate approximately how long the assignment should take to complete.


Add attachments to the Classwork by dropping them on the upload area or click on Upload from my computer.

Alternatively, store files on your My Drive in Satchel One for easy access from any device, or choose any of the other available options.

If you use Google Apps or Office 365 at school, you can upload attachments directly from Google Drive or OneDrive in a single click.

Add web/video conference links

Paste the URL of the site or online meeting you wish to use into the field below; perfect for video conferencing links!

When you have completed the form, press Publish assignment.

💡Top tip: Started a Classwork but don't have time to finish? Save it as a draft to come back to it later. You can find it again in My Resources > My drafts.

Absent or self-isolating students?

If you choose a single class for your Classwork, you’ll also be able to allocate which specific students within the class receive this task.

By default, all students in the class will be ticked so that you can continue to set your work as normal, however, you could choose to deselect certain students if you wish to omit them. Alternatively, you could click the ‘x’ to remove all students and then just select one or more.

What will my students see?

Classwork shows up in a different colour (red) on students' To-do lists and the Calendar, which is a great way to separate it from regular homework tasks and other types.

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