A Google account is required. All UM System faculty, staff, and students can create a Google account.

Google Account Setup

  1. Go to www.google.com and click the Sign in button in the page’s upper-right corner.
  2. Enter your login in the format USERNAME@umsystem.edu. Click Next.
  3. Accept terms.

Add your files to your Google Drive before following the steps below.

To create a Google Assignment in your Canvas site:

  1. From your Canvas site, click the Assignments button in your course navigation menu.
  2. Enter a name, description and point value.
  3. In the Submission Type section, select External Toolfrom the dropdown menu (See Fig. 1).
    Figure 1: Select the External Tool option.
  4. Click the Findbutton (see Fig. 2).
    Figure 2: Click the Find button.
  5. In the Configure External Tool popup window, scroll down the list and locate the Google Assignmentstool (See Fig. 3). Select it.
    Figure 3: Locate the Google Assignments tool in the list.
  6. A popup window will appear. Login to your Google Drive account, or confirm that the account you are currently logged into is correct. Click the Continue button.
  7. The popup window will switch to the Create a Google assignmentpage (See Fig. 4).
    • Choose whether you want to use the plagiarism (originality) tool.
    • Attach files from your Google Drive that you want to use with the assignment.
    • Enter the same point value that you did in the Canvas page. 
    • If you will enter a due date in the Canvas page, enter the same date here. Otherwise, leave this field blank.
    • Choose whether you want to use a rubric. If so, select a Rubric or create a new one. Otherwise, skip this step.
      Figure 4: Google Assignments set up.
  8. Click the Create button. You'll return to the Configure External Tool popup window.
  9. Click the Select button. The popup window closes and you will return to the Canvas Assignment page.
  10. Continuing entering the information on the canvas page. If you entered a due date on the Google Assignment popup window, enter the same date here. 
  11. Click the Save & Publish or the Save button.

Modified on: Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:21 AM

Tags: Canvas Google Assignment

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