Canvas and Google Assignments
If your instructor creates a cloud assignment with a Google Drive file, you can edit the document directly and submit your changes as your assignment submission.
When you open the assignment, Google Drive will create a copy of the file as your submission. You can make changes per the assignment instructions, and submit the assignment directly from the assignment page. The copied document is also added to your Google Drive folder for the course.
Cloud assignments are treated the same way as any other type of assignment submission. When you submit your assignment, your instructor will view the assignment exactly as it is when you click the Submit button. Even though cloud assignments can still be modified in the assignment page, any changes you make to the assignment after the submission cannot be viewed by your instructor unless you submit the assignment again as a resubmission.
Click the name of the assignment.
Select the link to open the assignment in your Google Drive.
Make edits to the document as necessary to complete the assignment . Google will periodically save your changes .
When you are ready to submit the assignment, verify that all edits have been saved, then click the Submit button.
Confirm your assignment was submitted.
If you need to make changes, you can edit the assignment again and submit the assignment as a re-submission.
you can upload a file from Google Drive for an assignment. Unlike other assignment submissions, files from Google Drive are not uploaded into your Canvas user files.
Uploading a Google Drive File Directly to an Assignment
Canvas accepts Google Doc, Google Sheet, and Google Slide files. You can also upload any uploaded Word (.doc/.docx), Excel (.xls/.xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), and PDF files not converted to Google Docs formatting.
- In Google Drive assignments, you can only submit one file for your submission.
- When Google Drive files (docs, sheets, and slides) are uploaded as a submission, the files convert to their Microsoft counterpart file types and appear in the submission as respective Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. This conversion essentially preserves the submission in its current state; any changes made to the file in Google Drive will not be updated in the submission.