I am using the LTI Google Apps extension to add course documents directly into my Canvas classroom (this using the google icon in the Rich Content Editor. I have created a student account for myself using a different email address and different login credentials so I can experience the course as students do. When I log in as a student the course opens into the "Teacher View" with the editor activated. The same is true for the students when they login. I find that students can edit the course documents just as I can and the changes they make change the documents in the course for everyone, they have the editing privileges of teachers. How do I fix this? I have looked at my permissions in Google and they do not give anyone else editorial privileges. I can see no setting in the course that gives students editorial privileges. All students are enrolled as students, I am the only teacher according to Canvas. Is this a problem I can fix? I have put my other courses together using the "Publish to Web" feature in Google Docs and they do not have this problem. But I found it quicker to use the Google Drive feature in Canvas, so used that in my current course. So problem appears to be in the way the Google doc is processed by Canvas using the LTI app. As I said earlier, can this be fixed?
J. D. Wilson, Jr.
Hi @wilsonjr_john ...
I'm not sure that I have an answer for you, but I do have a couple questions. When you sign in as a student, are you using the same browser or a different browser? If you are using the same browser, have you tried clearing your browser's cache/history after signing out as an instructor (but before you are logging in as a student)? I'm not sure if that would give you any different results, but it's worth a shot.
I am using a different browser. I also do not have this problem with other classes only this one. If, on the same browser I use for my student account t I go to another class I see it as a student sees it. When I go to this class I and other students see it as a teacher account with all the privileges of a teacher. The only difference between the two is that the classroom that gives students student access was created by publishing a Google Doc to the web. The other account was created using the Google app editor inside the rich content editor.
J. D. Wilson, Jr.