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Canvas has improved its integration with Google Apps making it easier for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, engaging course content, and assignment distribution directly within Canvas. The integration also makes it easy for students to collaborate with instructors and fellow students on individual or group assignments.

Students and faculty should register the Google Drive service in Canvas to ensure their Geneseo account is associated with Canvas assignments and documents. 

Steps

  1. Login into Canvas
  2. Click on Account in the left blue menu
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Click on Google Drive to register the LTI. Use your Geneseo credentials



Caution! If you are not logged into your Geneseo account, you will not be able to see course materials shared in Google.


Troubleshooting 

If you have already connected your Google Drive account with Canvas but continue to see the "Authorize" prompt in Canvas,  here are some troubleshooting steps you can take before contacting CIT. After each numbered step, please be sure you completely quit the browser before logging into Canvas and trying again; closing the browser window is not sufficient.

  1. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. You can learn more about the steps required, unique to your browser and device, through this helpful article .
  2. Disable “block third-party cookies” (a Chrome account preference).

    1. Launch Chrome. At the top right, click More (the three vertical dots) >   Settings

    2. At the bottom, click Advanced

    3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Site settings

    4. Click Cookies

    5. Disable Block third-party cookies

  3. Re-register Google Drive in  Canvas
    1. Log into Canvas and click Account  →  Settings

    2. If Google Drive appears as a Registered Service , hover over the item and click the X and select OK to unregister the service. 


    3. If Google Drive LTI IAD-Prod is listed as an Approved Integration , click the Trash icon and click OK to delete the integration. 


    4. Return to the Canvas course and click Google Drive  →  Authorize 


  4. Re-authorize Canvas integration via Google account

    1. Navigate to https://www.google.com . Click Sign In and enter your Geneseo credentials. Then click the profile icon and select Google Account

    2. Click Security from the left-hand menu and scroll down until you see Third-party apps with account access ; click Manage third-party access

    3. Locate and click on Canvas , then select Remove Access

    4. Locate and click on Google Drive LTI by Canvas , then select Remove Access

    5. Return to the Canvas course and click Google Drive  →  Authorize  


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More Help

For questions about Canvas, contact CIT via our online service desk or email canvas@geneseo.edu. Weekdays between 8am-4pm, you can also contact us via our real-time chat portal.

For tips, tricks, and updates on learning technologies at Geneseo, visit our Educational Technology ChatTo explore Canvas Guides (created by Instructure), visit https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guide


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