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I agree, Michael! Our kids are now 1:1 with Chromebooks, so that would be a fantastic tool to add to our 'arsenal'
Great idea Michael. Like Nathan, our kids have chromebooks as well. So far Canvas has been a great resource. I think this would be a nice addition.
I agree. There is no reason to restrict collaboration to docs. sheets also connect with googleforms and are particularly useful for students collecting data collaboratively.
While we are a it, then, why don't we have a full google drive integration. It would be nice to be able to collaborate on slides too.
Absolutely, Kellye. I am taking on online class use Canvas right now, and it is very difficult to collaborate without the use of more tools than just text documents. The assignment we're working on right now really requires the use of sheets and draw. We've created the necessary tools outside of Canvas and shared them, but it would be so much better if we could get there through the collaborations section.
Definitely voting this one up. This would make shared data collection in lab groups very streamlined.
This would be fantastic. I taught language, math, science and social studies, and used Sheets as much as Docs, if not more ... even in language / writing. Sheets makes tracking group tasks so much easier, and would be a natural fit for Collaborations.
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I think take it a step further - any of the Google parts - sheets, slides, docs, drawings. Would also like to see a way to put in an already created google doc/sheet/drawing/slide for students to collaborate on
Student collaboration is important but I think the document and tool should be created in a Canvas environment. Many of my students are not comfortable signing up for google documents.
Google Forms is a pretty good workaround when you want multiple students to do data entry into a spreadsheet. Whatever information students supply in answer to questions is saved in a spreadsheet. Also, students can input their information without having to sign up for a google account. For example, here's a form I created that deals with sound symbolism: Do these sounds convey any meaning?
Students can view the responses as either a spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BA4qWCkVz5Nb4pcWbRUVRipUenM-ALsg21PvTB7Hgr8/edit#gid=1448485... ) or as a set of charts (Do these sounds convey any meaning? - Google Forms ).
The main problem with Google Forms is that the online help is pretty slender (Docs editors Help ). But it is very easy to make a form.
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Absolutely "Yes" for me too. I will shoot you an email, Allison so that you have a record.
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John, I work around that by changing the Sharing settings for each Collaboration document I create. I set them to "Anyone who has the link can edit", and then all class members can access it through Canvas. The only drawback here is that they show up as Anonymous when they are viewing or editing, so I don't know who is doing the edits.
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