Google will deprecate the Google Drive Cloud Assignment LTI on June 30, 2024 - so after this year, the tool will be unavailable for Canvas assignments.
Using the External Tools submission type, you can easily share a Google Doc with your students, and have them submit their own copy. A few things to know ahead of time:
- The tool will copy your Google Doc for each student, and share their copies with you - so no need to have them copy manually and adjust permissions.
- The tool supports comments and multiple submissions.
- You can only upload Google Docs from your own Google Drive - not a shared or team drive.
Click here for a video walkthrough. Here's how to set up an assignment with Google Drive Cloud Assignment:
1. Navigate to the assignment and click Edit.
2. In the Submission Type drop-down, select External Tool:
3. Click Find, and then select Google Drive Cloud Assignment:
Sign into your Google account if prompted.
4. In the "Select a file" window, find the document you created for this assignment and click Select; then click Submit and Select. Check or uncheck "Load This Tool In A New Tab" according to your preference.
5. Your document is now linked to the assignment, so when students open the assignment, they'll automatically create a copy you can access once they submit the assignment.
Here's what students will see when they access the assignment (in this example, the instructor has opted to uncheck "Load This Tool In A New Tab"):
Students can edit the document they see in this window and click Submit when they're finished. Then you can view their submission in Speedgrader, and leave comments and notes just like with any other assignment.
Students can reply to your comments within the tool, and can re-edit their document and re-submit if multiple submissions are allowed.