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Student Access to MY Google Drive??

If I integrate my google drive on Canvas will:

  • I be able to access files without uploading them?
  • Will students have access to MY google drive?

Thank yoU!

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Community Coach
Community Coach

 @julianne_johnso , YOU will be able to access your GoogleDrive files without uploading them. Your students will not see anything of yours. If they click on the GoogleDrive link they will see their own drive (if they have integrated it with Canvas).

Learner II

You can also embed a folder from Google Drive in a Canvas page without linking your Google Drive to Canvas.

You can accomplish this by using an iframe.

First, get the public URL of the folder you wish to embed. This might look like this:

That last bit is the folder ID: 0B4Yh4X4YxubsVE1BZmtzWk5jbF6.

The iframe HTML code is: 

List View:

<iframe src="" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Example: <iframe src="" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Grid View:

<iframe src="" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Example: <iframe src="" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Just make sure the folder permissions are set to allow viewing, so check your folder permission within Google Drive.

An advantage of doing it this way is that if you have multiple courses that use the same files, you'll be able to update for all course you embed this into right from your Google Drive.

demo of embeded Google Drive folder into Canvas page

Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @julianne_johnso ...

I wanted to check in with you because I noticed we've not heard from you since you first posted this question here in the Canvas Community on August 24th.  Have you had an opportunity to review the feedback that you have received from both  @kona  and  @floresr ?  If so, did either of those responses help to answer your question?  Or, are you still looking for some assistance with this question?  If you feel that Kona or M. Ricardo has helped to answer your question, please feel free to mark one of those replies as "Correct".  However, if you're still looking for some help from the Community, please come back to this thread to post a message below.  For now, since we've not heard from you and since there hasn't been much activity in this thread for a couple months, I'm going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered".  However, that won't keep you or others from posting additional questions/comments below related to this topic.  I hope that's okay with you, Julie.  Looking forward to hearing back from you.