How do I start a new Google Docs Collaboration?

You can start a new Collaboration using Google Docs in Canvas.

Note: Each collaborator will need a Google account and will need to authorize Canvas to access his or her Google account to use Google Docs to collaborate. Also, if you are the owner of the collaboration, you will have to turn on the Share settings to allow people who have the link to edit the document. Google Apps for Education (integration with your school) works with Google Docs in Canvas. Please note, if your school email does not allow access to Google Docs, you will need to use a regular Google account (i.e. example@gmail.com).

Open Collaborations

Open Collaborations

Click the Collaborations link.

Start a New Collaboration

Start a New Collaboration

Click the Start a new collaboration button.

Use Google Docs

Use Google Docs

Click the Collaborate Using drop down menu [1] to use Google Docs for your new collaboration.

Note: Each collaborator will need a Google account and will need to authorize Canvas to access his or her Google account to use Google Docs to collaborate.

Create Collaboration Document

Create Collaboration Document

To create a collaboration document using Google Docs, you will first need to name the document [1], create a description [2], and select who you will be collaborate with [3]. Click the Start Collaborating button [4] to create the document.

Edit Document

The newly created document will appear in a new window.

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