What is it?
Collaborations are a quick way for an instructor to create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and share them with student Groups. Documents created in Collaborations are automatically shared with the students in a group and the instructor without the need for creating an Assignment or typing in email addresses to share via Drive.
Why use it?
When students are working remotely, we need to help them with group work. While we might be able to get them to share their email addresses in person, this speeds up the sharing process and shares the Google Doc with the teacher as well. If a student wants to create a Collaboration, they can do so on their own without teacher support if the teacher has given them access to the Collaboration navigation button in their course.
How do I use it?
Canvas Instructor Guide: Create a Google Drive Collaboration