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How Do I Allow Google Doc or Drive Assignment Submissions in Canvas?

Faculty can set up a “drop-box” style Assignment so that students may turn in a Google Doc or Drive file as their submission.

How to set up Google Doc and Google drive submissions

screenshot of online submission types

  1. Edit the Assignment.
  2. In the Assignment settings, under Submission Type, choose Online.
  3. Select File Uploads from the list of online entry options - do not check Restrict Upload File Types.
  4. Save your settings.

How do Students turn in Google Doc or Drive Assignments?

screenshot of submission tabs for students

  1. Select Submit Assignment
  2. Choose Google Doc or Google Drive
  3. Select your file from the list 
  4. Submit your work

Note: Your Google file types will convert to their correspondent Microsoft file types in SpeedGrader- i.e. a Google doc will show as a Word document, a Google slide as a PowerPoint file, and so on.

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