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Let students edit a google doc in Canvas

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This is a great way for students to participate on the same document without having to leave Canvas. Note: This is not the best way to distribute documents that students need to make individual edits on.

1. Open up the Google Doc in Google Drive


2. Click on Share


     3. Adjust Sharing Settings so your students will be able to edit

If your institution has Google Apps for Education, you can make it so students have to login with their institutional google account to be able to edit. This will let you track changes that different students make. Otherwise you can make it so anyone with the link can edit, or actually put user's emails into the people field.


4. Copy the URL and add as an External URL in a Module


               How do I link to an external URL in Modules?


5. View and Edit Google Doc


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Thank you for publishing this document.   I am planning to share it with my staff.   I think it is very helpful in showing them how to integrate Google docs with Canvas.