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Google Drive Integration in Canvas

All users can easily access their Google Drive files directly in Canvas as well as leverage the usability of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Users can still access their Google Drive files outside of Canvas.

Accessing Google Drive in Canvas:

Rich Content Editor

Access Google Drive anywhere the rich content editor is available.
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Course Menu

Access Google Drive from the course navigation if enabled.
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Access Google Drive as an external tool submission type.
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Access Google Drive to collaborate on Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
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Authorize/Disconnect your Google Drive:

You will be asked to sign into your Google account the first time you access Google Drive in Canvas.

  • Authorize the Google Drive integration with your WCPSS Google account.
  • Disconnect the Google Drive integration if you authorized the wrong Google account.
  • Instructions for authorization and disconnecting (PDF).

Important Notes

  • Users can still access and manage files directly in Google Drive.
  • Functionality for Google Forms is not currently not part of this tool.
  • Submitting an assignment creates a snapshot in time of the item when submitted.


Last Updated: June 30, 2017