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How do I connect to Google Drive as a web service in Canvas as an instructor?

The Google Drive web service allows you to integrate Canvas with your Google Drive account. All users can authorize their Google Drive accounts for access to Google collaborations and assignment uploads.

If you need to create a new Google Drive account, please note that you may experience a delay with the Google integration in Canvas until Google has fully completed the account process.

Note: For any of your courses, if the Course Navigation Menu includes a Google Drive link, your institution or instructor has enabled a global Google Drive integration. You do not need to enable Google Drive as a web service.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Register Google Drive

Register Google Drive

In Web Services, click the Google Drive button.

Authorize Google Drive

Authorize Google Drive

Click the Authorize Google Drive Access button. You will be re-directed to Google to verify the authorization.

Accept Authorization

Accept Authorization

Canvas will ask permission to view and manage the files in your Google Drive account. Click the Accept button.

Note: You may be asked to log in to your Google account before viewing this page.

View Registered Services

View Registered Services

View Google Drive as a registered service in your Canvas account.