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How do I submit a Google Drive file or URL as an assignment submission using Assignment Enhancements?

How do I submit a Google Drive file or URL as an assignment submission using Assignment Enhancements?

If your institution has enabled Google Drive or Google Docs as a submission type and enabled Assignment Enhancements in your course, you can upload a file from Google Drive for an assignment. Unlike other assignment submissions, files from Google Drive are not uploaded into your Canvas user files.

Canvas accepts Google Doc, Google Sheet, and Google Slide files. You can also upload any uploaded Word (.doc/.docx), Excel (.xls/.xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), and PDF files not converted to Google Docs formatting.

Notes:

  • If the assignment you are accessing displays differently, Assignment Enhancements may not be enabled in your course or your instructor may not have used a supported assignment type. Please view this guide for more information.
  • If the Google Docs or Google Drive tab is not available in your submission, your institution has not enabled this feature.
  • If your course displays a link to your Google Drive in the Course Navigation Menu, your course has enabled Google Drive directly. Otherwise, you must enable Google Drive a web service in your user profile to upload Google Drive files.
  • In Google Drive assignments, you can only submit one file for your submission.
  • When Google Drive files (docs, sheets, and slides) are uploaded as a submission, the files convert to their Microsoft counterpart file types and appear in the submission as respective Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. This conversion essentially preserves the submission in its current state; any changes made to the file in Google Drive will not be updated in the submission.
  • Assignment Enhancements does not support the following assignment types: No Submission, Group Assignments, and Peer Reviews.
  • Canvas does not support file uploads larger than 5 GB.

Canvas tutorial below: