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How to Create Assignments Requiring Google Drive Submissions

Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for students to upload files directly from their Google Drive. This creates a snapshot of their work which is unaffected if edits to the original Google file are made after the submission. In addition, teachers no longer need to address the share settings of the Google file since it is uploaded to Canvas and not shared through a link.

  • To create your assignment, navigate to Modules > click the + in the heading of the  appropriate module

  • Add your Assignment > select Create Assignment > enter the name of your assignment > click Add Item

  • Then navigate back to Modules and click on your newly created assignment link.

  • Click Edit

  • Enter appropriate information. In Submission type, select Online > select File Uploads
  • (Note: You can choose to restrict submissions to specific file types. To enable this option, click the Restrict Upload File Types checkbox [1]. In the Allowed File Extensions field [2], enter a list of accepted extensions. All file types need to be separated by a comma. You can include spaces, caps, and periods in assignment file names)
  • To save the assignment and publish it, click the Save & Publish button [1]. To save the assignment as a draft, click the Save button [2].

  • You may provide this tutorial to students to instruct them on how to submit assignments using the Google Drive LTI 1.3)

Sample Instructions:

You will submit your assignment by uploading your document from Google Drive by following the steps below.

1.   Select the Start Assignment button in the top-right corner of the screen to begin the assignment submission.

2.   Select the Google Drive (LTI 1.3) tab.

3.   Locate and click the name of the file, then click the Select button.

4.   Click the Submit Assignment button.

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