Canvas in a browser – Google Cloud

The following directions are for a Google Cloud Assignment in Canvas. When students open the assignment, Google Drive will create a copy of the file as the student’s submission. Students can make changes per the assignment instructions directly from the Canvas assignment page. When they are ready to submit the assignment, they can submit the assignment. The copied document is also added to the student’s Google Drive folder for the course.

  • The Assignment Details page displays information about your assignment. At the top of the page is the Assignment title. Next is the Due date, the number of Points and the submission type which will say an external tool for this type of assignment. The assignment details display below. If there is a Rubric for the assignment it will appear at the bottom.
Canvas browser URL details
  • If prompted students may need to Authorize Google access.
Canvas app authorize Google
  • Choose a Google account by tapping on the account name.  Tap Allow to confirm access.

Canvas browser choose Google account

Canvas allow Google Account

  • The embedded document will appear on the page. Tap on the file name to open in the appropriate application.
Canvas in a browser Google cloud file
  • If prompted tap Sign in to the Google application. Click Continue.

Canvas app Google cloud sign in

Canvas app Google Cloud continue

  • Enter the Google account email address which is and click Next. Sign in on the MyAccess@APS screen with the student username and password.

Canvas app Google sign in

MyAccess@APS sign in page

  • The document will open in the appropriate Google application. Edit the document according to the teacher’s directions.
Canvas app Google cloud open
  • When ready tap Submit. A time/date stamp will appear under the file name.
Canvas app Google Cloud assignment submit

For more information see How to Submit a Google Cloud Assignment in the Canvas Guides.