Send an Email to your Classlist Using Google Groups

Approximately two weeks before the start of each term, a Google Group is created for each course in Banner. These groups are maintained for 2 terms. You can use your class group to email all students enrolled in your course.

NOTE: This method is completely separate from D2L mail. PSU Google Group emails are sent directly to students’ PSU Gmail accounts.

  1. Sign into your PSU Gmail account from
  2. Click the Compose button on the left.
  3. In the To field, start typing the course name, and look for your course from the auto-complete group options. Important: make sure you select the correct section, term and year.

The format for the automatic Google group is: course-[department abbreviation]-[course number]-[course section number]-[course year WITH four digit term code]


You can also access your course Google Groups directly at while logged into your PSU Google account. To email your students from there, select the appropriate Group and click Members in the left panel menu. Above the Email column, click the icon to email the full Group roster.

For more information, see the OIT website article on Google Groups for Classes

This article was last updated on Jan 15, 2021 @ 9:59 am.