Google Drive and Canvas

Canvas and Google Apps are integrated — that is, they play (fairly) nice together. Which is good! What do I need to do to use this? First off, to use this integration you will need to give permission to it to access your Google Apps account. What this means is: the first time you try to do…

Connect a Google Doc to Canvas

Often we find that we would like for students to access a Google Doc (or Sheet or Slides or…) from within our Canvas course. There are, essentially, four paradigms for this access: Just link to the Google Doc This is the most straight-forward option. Create a hyperlink that takes the student to the Google Doc.…

Where should I post audio for class?

Where you post audio depends on what you want to do with it. Wherever you post it, however, the same three steps will be common to all sites: choose the site, upload the audio file, share a link. What you should know… How to Post How to Share Google Drive St. Mark’s is a “Google…

I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

How do I share a Google Doc/Sheet/Slides/whatever in Canvas?

Lots of folks have vast repositories of documents stored up in their Google Drive, and would just like to tap into it to post files for their classes. Here’s how: Open the document in question. Click the blue Share button in the top right corner of the window. Take a quick look at the Who…

Help! I accidentally deleted something in Google Apps!

The good news is that, not only are there backups, but you have direct access to those backups whenever you need (or want)! We use a service called Backupify that creates a searchable backup of all of your files in Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.) whenever you need it. Here’s how to restore something…

Share Notability (iPad) Notes to Canvas

Here’s a way to easily feed notes from Notability on an iPad into Canvas. You would need to choose your intermediary service — I like Dropbox, so I’ll use that. I already have Notability set up to automatically sync notes to Dropbox. This means that I already have a Dropbox folder full of all my…