Access your Personal Settings

Access your Personal Settings

Click the Settings link.

Select a Web Service

Select a Web Service

You will see seven different web services that you can link to from Canvas. For an Observer, the most important integration is Google Docs. By linking to Google Docs in your Settings, you will not have to log in every time you join a Google Doc Collaboration. Click Google Docs.

Connect to Google

Connect to Google

Click Authorize Google Docs Access to connect to your Google account. If you don't already have a Google or Gmail Account click here to get one.

Authorize access to your Google account

Authorize access to your Google account

If you are already logged in to your Google account, click Grant access [1]. If not, click on the link just below to sign in as a different user [2].

Access authorized

Access authorized

Once you click Grant access, a green alert at the top of the page will notify you that Google Docs access has been authorized.

Google Docs is registered

Google Docs is registered

Now Google Docs will appear in the left-hand column as one of your registered web services.

Register your Facebook account

Register your Facebook account

There are other web services you can register in Canvas, including Facebook...

Register your LinkedIn account

Register your LinkedIn account

...LinkedIn...

Authorize Twitter Access

Authorize Twitter Access

...Twitter (Just like your SMS number, Twitter can serve as a notification channel for course invitations)...

Log in to Delicious

Log in to Delicious

...Delicious (This makes it easy to link to your bookmarks if you ever contribute to a course page)...

Log in to Diigo

Log in to Diigo

...and Diigo (Just like Delicious, this makes it easy to link to your bookmarks if you ever contribute to a course page)...

Allow fellow course members to see your Registered Services

Allow fellow course members to see your Registered Services

In the middle of your Settings page, don't miss the checkbox that says "Let fellow course/group members see which services I've linked to my profile". If you choose to leave this box checked, Students will be able to contact you outside of the course. If you are a Mentor, for example, you might want to connect to LinkedIn so that students can connect with you after the course is over.

People View

People View

Even though Observers can't see the course roster page, students will be able to click on View Registered Services.

Service Types

Service Types

Students can click on any of the different Service Types to see who in their class is connected.

Observer is connected to Google Docs

Observer is connected to Google Docs

All users who have connected to Google Docs appear on the Registered Services page.

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