Do you manage many of your course materials in Google Drive or use Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets, or Slides to create many of your course materials? Have you wanted to share files you created in Google Drive with your students in Canvas? Have you wanted to create a collaboration within a Google Apps file between you and your students or groups of students using Canvas? Have you wanted to create assignments for your students to complete in Canvas using Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides?
If any of the above apply to you, the new Google Apps integration in Canvas may be what you are looking for. It allows you to all of these things within your Canvas course, using Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides you have already created or will create. You may set up the Google Apps integration within your Canvas course by following the instructions in this Google Apps integration guide.
Some of the things you will be able to do within Canvas after setting up the Google Apps integration are as follows:
- View your Google Drive files within Canvas
- Create a Google Drive collaboration within your Canvas course
- Create a cloud assignment in your Canvas course using a Google Drive file
- Link to or embed a file from your Google Drive into a Canvas page
If you encounter any questions or have any concerns about setting up the Google Apps integration in your Canvas course, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.