Using Google Assignments in Canvas


Google Assignments is an external tool within Canvas Assignments that allows you to distribute, review, and grade student work with G Suite for Education.  With Assignments,  you can virtually assign and collect any file type, including Google Docs and Microsoft Word files.  You can also attach assignment files that will automatically distribute a personalized copy for each student.  Each distributed copy will be labeled with a student’s name and organized in a Drive folder.  Finally, grades from Google Assignments will also save to Canvas Grades.  Note: users listed with the Instructor or TA permissions within a Canvas site will be able to review and grade a Google Assignment.

Activating a Google Assignment in Canvas

  1. Create a new Canvas Assignment
  2.  Within the Submission field, select External Tool (A) and then click Find (B). 

  3. From the list, click on Google Assignments (LTI 1.3), then click Select.

  4. Sign in using your Brown Gmail credentials.

  5. Once logged in, click Link to link your account with Google Assignments.

  6.  Adjust your desired settings for your Assignment, including: (A) Check for originality; (B) Attach template file that will create a copy for each student; (C) Total Points; (D) Due Dates; (E) Rubric.  Then, click Create. 

  7. When you are redirected to the Configure External Tool window, click Select. 

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