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.…

Guided Presentation of a Long Text

One thing that is often tricky is to present a long, complicated text to a group. The general guidance most people have received about presentations slides is normally something pretty simplistic like “no more than six bullet points per slide, no more than six words per bullet point.” If you like to view your presentations…

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…