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Copying assignments using 'External Tool'

I created an assignment using 'External Tool' and attached a document from my Google drive. So when my students accessed it during my first period, every student got a copy and it worked fine. Since I teach 2 sections of this course, I copied this assignment. over to my 3rd period  (same course but it's a separate one on my dashboard) and for whatever reason, even though I attach the same file, it does not show up under the assignment. Students don't see any file when they click on this assignment. However, when I open this file from my google drive and click on 'share' I can see that all the students in third period have been added by Canvas but students can't access this document!! I then thought maybe I can't use the same document twice and tried attaching a different document, that didn't work either.

So does this feature of using External tool where Canvas creates a copy of the doc for the students not work when we 'copy' the assignment??

If it does, why did it not work for me?? Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.

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Surveyor II

I encountered the same problem.  I hope they resolve it soon.

Adventurer III

I believe you would just have to edit the assignment in your 2nd "shared to" section to connect the document from your Google Drive.  All of the assignment settings will copy through, but the document itself would have to be reconnected. Does that make sense?