How do I start a new Google Docs Collaboration?
You can start a new Collaboration using Google Docs in Canvas. Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time.
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. email@example.com).
Use Google Docs
Create Collaboration Document
To create a collaboration document using Google Docs, you will first need to name the document , create a description , and select who you will be collaborate with . Click the Start Collaborating button  to create the document.
Note: Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time.
The newly created document will appear in a new window.