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.…

Embed Content “Full Size” in Canvas

One of the tricky things about embedding content in Canvas (or, really, anywhere) is that the standard approach is to use an <iframe> markup tag. And an <iframe> needs to be told how big it should be on the screen… and sometimes you don’t know either how big the screen will be or how big…

All those little link icons!

Lots of things are posted to Canvas. Including files. And the links to files come up with some cryptic symbols next to them. Here’s how to decode them: Download If you click the name of a file, that file will be downloaded to your computer’s downloads folder. The location varies, but — out of the box…