[UPDATE Dec 2020] Canvas and Google are working closely to deliver updates, which may vary from the dates mentioned in this blog post. Please view the Google Assignment page for the latest updates.
Last fall you heard we were working with Google to launch the new Google Assignments LTI tool. Assignments, an application for learning management systems, gives educators a faster, simpler way to distribute, analyze, and grade student work—all through the collaborative power of G Suite. After a successful Beta, we are excited to announce it’s now generally available to all Canvas customers.
Over the last several years, the Instructure product team has been working with Google to transition the existing Google Apps LTI to the new Google Assignments tool. This transition allows Google to maintain its own integration with Canvas, which will result in greater attention and updates than Instructure has historically been able to provide.
Educators and administrators can save, download, and share reports
Broader range of file types that you can scan, including Google Slides
Additional languages are available, including Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and Italian
The ability to identify potential plagiarism between students in a school-owned content repository (“school matches”) is now generally available for G Suite Enterprise for Education users
4. Security: Assignments is secure by design and built to the same best practices as the rest of G Suite for Education, so you can rely on privacy and data security for your educators and students. Google never assumes ownership of your data—that belongs to your organization. And because Assignments is built for learning, it meets rigorous educational compliance standards, including:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Student Privacy Pledge introduced by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
ISO/IEC 27018:2019 (privacy principles for the public cloud computing environment)