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

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

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 students can upload an assignment from Google Drive.

Note: Canvas currently has two integrations: Google Drive and Google Docs. Only Google Drive needs to be authorized. If Google Docs already exists as a registered service in your account, you will also have to authorize Google Drive.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In the Help Corner, click the Settings link.

Open User Settings in New Canvas UI

Open User Settings in New Canvas UI

If you are using the New Canvas User Interface (UI), 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.