Archiving a Class/Group is the best practice for when you are done with it (eg. the end of the year or grading period) because it freezes the Class/Group while preserving all of the data and activity. Once a Class or Group is archived, it is inactive. Students will still be able to view the Posts and Direct Message the Teacher-owner and Co-Teachers, but they will not be able to Post in the Class/Group or access shared Folders and Assignment and Quiz submissions. All data is saved - you can easily view any Posts. You can also restore an archived class/group at any time, making it active again to view all content within the class.
To archive a Class or Group:
- Select the Class or Group from the lefthand panel
- Select the more icon on the right side of the group information panel
- Select Advanced Settings
- Select Archive at the bottom of the popup menu
- Click Yes to confirm