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UWF has enabled Google Apps (an External LTI) for Canvas. You can now create a document, slide presentation, or spreadsheet using Google Drive and then embed that document anywhere you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. You can also link to any Google Drive file within Modules. Here are a few Canvas Guides to help get you started. 

  • Accessing Google Drive from a Canvas course - The Google LTI adds a link to the user’s Google Drive in the Course Navigation Menu. The name of the link aligns with the name added as part of the Google LTI (most commonly Google Drive). Users can authorize the Google Apps LTI to view their Google Drive account. If authorization to Google Drive is not successful the first time, authorize the application again. After logging in to Google Drive, users can view everything in their My Drive folder. They can also open files in a new browser window and edit files directly.
  • Create a hyperlink or embed a file from Google Drive into the Rich Content EditorGoogle Apps displays a Google Drive icon in the Rich Content Editor. The icon displays everything in a user’s Google Drive account and allows users to display documents as inline links or embed them directly. Students and teachers can view the icon anywhere they can access the Rich Content Editor, such as discussions and pages (as allowed).
  • Using Google Drive for AssignmentsInstructors can create an online embedded assignment through an external tool. With the Google Apps external tool, this assignment type creates a view of the assignment file that acts as a template for a student’s assignment submission. Accepted assignment types are Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Presentations.
  • Adding a Google Document to a ModuleGoogle Apps displays as a Modules external tool. Instructors can add links to Google Drive documents as an external tool.
  • Student Instructions for enabling Google Docs in Canvas

Visit Canvas Release: Google Apps LTI for more details on Google Apps Integration.

Here is a very helpful Canvas Live Recorded Session about the Google LTI. 

Information most relevant to instructors starts at minute 6.