Distribute a Google Doc Template via Canvas

Document created by Jeremy Perkins Employee on Mar 21, 2016Last modified by Jeremy Perkins Employee on Apr 7, 2016
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This is one of the most useful tricks that I've learned about using Google docs and Canvas. This is especially useful for distributing documents that you want students to turn back into you. Be aware that in order for you to have access to each student's version of the document, students will have to share it with you.

1. Open the Google Doc up in Google Drive

2. Share the Document so Students will be able to view it

3. Copy Link and Open up an Assignment in Canvas

4. Type "Click Here to make a Copy of the Worksheet" in the RCE

5. Highlight Text and Click "Link to URL Icon" 

6. Paste Google Doc Share URL and change the end of the URL from /edit to /copy

7. Adjust remainder of Assignment Settings and Save the Assignment

When students click on the link, it will take them to the following page where they can make a copy of the worksheet for themselves! You may want to follow these instructions if you want your students to turn their google docs back into you.

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