How To: Access Google Drive and Google Docs for Faculty

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Accessing Google Drive and Google DocsEnabling Google Drive in your Canvas courseAllowing students to submit Google Drive files as file uploads in a Canvas AssignmentAdding a Google Drive file to a Canvas Module


Accessing Google Drive and Google Docs


To access your Google Drive, go to the MyFSW login screen, or you can access the MyFSW login by clicking on "MyFSW" on the FSW home page.

MyFSW tab on the FSW Homepage.

After logging into your MyFSW account, you will be directed to the MyFSW "Home" page. Locate the "Google Drive" card. 

If this is your first time accessing Google Drive through MyFSW: You may be prompted to log into your Google account within the Google Drive card by clicking the "SIGN IN" button.

Google Drive "SIGN IN" button.

If you are already signed into the Google Drive Card: (1) Click the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the card, and then (2) click "Open Google Drive".

Three vertical dots and "Open Google Drive" button.

 

You can start using Google Docs from this page by selecting a blank or pre-made template under the "Start a new document" header.

"Start a new document" header in Google Docs.

 

You can also access Google Sheets, Slides, and Forms by clicking on the three vertical lines in the top left-hand corner.

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

 

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Enabling Google Drive in your Canvas course


 

To enable Google Drive in your Canvas course, log into Canvas and open your course.

In the Course Navigation on the left-hand side, select the "Settings" tab.

"Settings" tab in Course Navigation

 

Select the "Navigation" tab at the top of the Settings page.

"Navigation" tab in course settings.

 

After scrolling down to the second section under the "Navigation" tab and locating the "Google Drive" item:

1. Select the three vertical dots next to "Google Drive."

2. Select the purple "+ Enable" button.

3. Scroll down and click on the blue "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

Three vertical dots next to the "Google Drive" item, purple "Enable" button, and green "Save" button.

 

 

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Allowing students to submit Google Drive files as file uploads in a Canvas Assignment


 

After you have created a Canvas Assignment, click on the Assignment title.

Title of the assignment.

 

Next, click on the gray "Edit" button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Gray "Edit" button.

 

Once in the assignment settings, scroll down to the "Submission Type" section and:

1. Click the drop-down.

2. Select the "Online" option.

Drop-down and select the "Online" option.

 

Under the "Online Entry Options," check the box next to "File Uploads."

Checked box next to the "File Uploads" option

 

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on the green "Save" button.

Green "Save" button.

 

Students will now be able to submit Google Drive files as file uploads in a Canvas Assignment.

 

 

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Adding a Google Drive file to a Canvas Module


 

Open your Canvas course and select the "Modules" tab in the Course Navigation on the left-hand side.

 

"Modules" tab under Course Navigation.

 

To the right of the appropriate module, select the "+" icon to add an item to that module.

Add item to module button.

 

In the "Add Item to Module" window that appears:

1. Select the drop-down next to 'Add.'

2. Select the "External Tool" option.

Drop-down and select the "External Tool" option.

 

Scroll down through the external tool options and select "Google Drive."

"Google Drive" external tool.

 

In the "Link Resource from External Tool" window that appears:

1. Select the file you want to link.

2. Select the green "SUBMIT" button.

Selected file to be linked and the "SUBMIT" button.

 

Select the "Add Item" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.

"Add Item" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.

Once the item is published, your students will be able to click on and view the document.

 

 

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Article ID: 135107
Created
Fri 10/29/21 1:25 PM
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Mon 12/4/23 2:23 PM