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How do I view Collaborations as a student?

If you've been invited to join a collaboration, you can access the collaboration from Canvas. Collaboration files can also be viewed your online account for the collaboration type (OneDrive or Google Drive, respectively).

You can choose to receive notifications about collaborations in your Canvas notification preferences.


  • Google Drive allows up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time.
  • Depending on your institution's preference, your Collaborations page may not match the images shown in this lesson. However, functionality of the page remains the same.

Open Collaborations

Open Collaborations

In Course Navigation, click the Collaborations link.

View Collaborations

The Collaborations page displays all collaborations where you have been invited to participate. For each collaboration, you can view the name of the collaboration [1], the description [2], the person who created the collaboration [3], and the date and time the collaboration was created [4].

Open Collaboration

To open a collaboration, click the name of the collaboration.

Note: The collaboration will open in a new tab. You may be asked to sign in to view the file.

View File

View File

View the file in Google Drive or OneDrive, respectively.