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Google Assignments

Status - Approved

 Approved for use

Tool Description

Google Assignments gives educators a faster, simpler way to distribute, analyze, and grade student work - all through the collaborative power of G-Suite.


 For more information and support for this tool, please contact the Office for Academic Innovation.

Overview of Google Assignments

Google Assignments brings together the capabilities of Google Docs, Drive, and Search for collecting and grading student work, right within Canvas. Google Assignments is a third-party tool within Canvas Assignments that allows you to distribute, review, and grade student work. You can attach assignment files that will automatically distribute a personalized copy for each student. A use case for this assignment type is if you would like to provide students a template that can then be modified by individual students. Each distributed copy will be labeled with a student’s name and organized in a Drive folder. Finally, grades from Google Assignments will sync with the Canvas gradebook.

Course Roles Available to use Google Assignments

The Primary Instructor of the Canvas course, listed as Teacher, will be the Instructor within the Google Assignments platform. Other roles such as Alternate Teacher, TA Lead, TA, and Grader will act as Co-Instructor within the Google Assignments platform and will have the same privileges as the Teacher does.

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