How do I open a word doc from Canvas directly into Google Drive?
I have a computer WITHOUT Microsoft Word on it, and I figured out how to download the .docx file and upload it to Google Drive. I just thought that once you 'sync' your Canvas account to your Google account there might be a way to open .docx files directly into your google drive (skipping the download and then upload steps).
Andrew, without knowing exactly how that Word document has been provided to you (student upload that you're seeing in SpeedGrader? link on a content page? attachment to a discussion post), I'd have to guess that you will need to download the Word document and then upload it to your Google Drive in order to view it. Can you provide more specifics on how the document is presented in the course? Any additional details about the use case you're describing will help.
Andrew, I'm glad you were able to figure it out! Authorizing your Canvas account to access your Google Drive account is not synchronization per se; in other words, you have authorized Canvas to pull documents out of Drive into Canvas, but it doesn't work the other way around.
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