Google Assignments (in Canvas)

Written by Eric Hills

Last published at: October 28th, 2021

What are Google Assignments (in Canvas)?

Google Assignments is a new method for creating assignments in Canvas using Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Using it will automatically create a copy of whatever document you want students to have. They can edit the document in Google Drive and the teacher can view and comment on their work in-progress. Students can then use it to run "Originality Reports" and submit their Google files.



Google Assignments will eventually replace Google Docs Cloud assignments. This is expected Fall of 2022. SpeedGrader and Canvas Rubrics are currently not supported when using Google Assignments.

Why use it?

Google Assignments make it easy for teachers to create templates for students to edit and submit. It also let's students determine if they unintentionally submitted plagiarized work and make corrections prior to submission. The integration with Google also allows students to submit anything their Google Drive to file upload assignments.

How do I use it?

Teacher Setup

Student Submission Process

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