Is it possible to use this in Canvas and have the student access THEIR SAME copy multiple times for for prolonged assignments? Or, will it create a NEW copy each time they click on the assignment?
If this is something that cannot be repeatedly opened and edited for future uses, without leaving Canvas, then I will create a short document for single use.
The best case scenario would be that we can operate a notebook for an extended period of time and continuing building the document.
Yes it's possible! Just spent some time working on this exact issue. If you use the Google Doc Cloud Assignment when they access the assignment it accesses their same document, it won't create another copy. Just be sure to use only one of those assignment types.