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How do I view my Google Drive files in Canvas as a student?

If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can view all files in your Google Drive account in Canvas. The Google Drive folder is accessed from the Course Navigation Menu.

Notes:

  • You can only view one Google Drive account at a time in Canvas. Make sure you are logged in to the account you want to view in Canvas. If necessary you can log out of your account and authenticate with a different account.
  • Currently, Google Drive files cannot be accessed from course or personal files in Canvas.

Open Google Drive

Open Google Drive

In Course Navigation, click the Google Drive link.

Log in to Google Drive

Log in to Google Drive

You may be asked to authenticate your account. Click the Authorize button.

In an external window, enter your Google App email and password.

Note: If you are already logged into a Google account in your browser, Canvas will use that Google account to authorize Google Drive access. If you want to authenticate using a different Google Drive account, you must log out of the Google account and sign in to the account you want to use with Canvas.

View Google Drive

View Google Drive

View the files and folders in your Google Drive folder.

Google Drive displays the name of each folder [1]. You can view the contents of each folder by clicking the folder name.

For individual files, you can view the file name [2] and the date it was modified [3].

Search for Files

Search for Files

To search for a file, enter the name of the file and click the Enter (Return) key.

View Search Results

View Search Results

Google Drive returns file results related to your search.

Open File

Open File

To open a file, click the name of the file [1]. At the bottom of the window, click the Open button [2].

View File

View File

In a new browser window, view the file in your Google account.