About this Tool

The Google Assignments tool is designed to allow you and your students to take full advantage of the collaborative content creation, review, and editing tools built into Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. The first time Google Assignments is launched by a teacher, TA, or student, a folder named Assignments is created in that person's Google Drive. Within it is a separate course folder for each course in which Google Assignments is used. The course folder for teachers or TAs contains students' original assignment submissions. In addition, when submissions in Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides formats are returned to students, dated copies are retained in the course folder for instructors and TAs. The course folder for students contains dated snapshots of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides files submitted to Google Assignments.

Key Features for Teaching and Learning

  • Enable submission of Google file types. Google Assignments submissions remain in their native format once they are submitted and file ownership is transferred from the student to you the instructor (students retain read-only rights).
  • Use editing and commenting features. You can freely edit and comment on the original Google Drive files.
  • Grade inside Google Assignments. You can grade directly in Google Assignments, either by entering point values or by creating and using rubrics, and your grades will be sent back to the Canvas Gradebook.