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Add Google Drive To A Canvas Course

Google Drive logoFaculty can integrate Google Drive tools directly into a Canvas course, enabling a variety of features:

  • Students can submit Google Drive files to Canvas Assignments
  • Access Google Drive documents through SpeedGrader
  • Include Google Drive documents in Modules
  • Link or embed Google Drive documents anywhere within the Content Editor
  • Create Collaborations for the course, or student groups, using Google Docs, Sheets or Slides

REMEMBER: Your Google Drive documents must meet accessibility standards.  Try the Grackle accessibility checker.

How To Add Google Drive


  1. In the course, go to Settings

  2. Click the Apps tab (top of page)
    Settings > Apps tab

  3. Scroll or use the search filter to find Google Drive
    Add Google Drive app
  4. Click the Google Drive item, then click +Add App

    You will be prompted for a “Consumer Key” and a “Shared Secret.”  Use the link below to retrieve this information.

    Get a
    Key and Secret
    << HERE >>

    NOTE: Be sure to record these codes for future use.  They can be used in multiple courses.


  5. Copy the codes provided, and paste them into the corresponding fields.  Click Add App.


  6. Refresh the page (or navigate elsewhere) to view the Google Drive course menu item.


The course menu item can be visible or hidden to students without removing other Google Drive options elsewhere in the course.

Google Drive Integration Support



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