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.

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


  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

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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

      1. Slider options under Cookies menu, with block third party cookies highlighted

  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. 

      1. Web services menu showing Google Drive enabled

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

      1. Approved Integrations, showing Google Drive LTI IAT Prod enabled, trash can option higlighted

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

      1. Google Drive menu option circled, green Authorize button

  4. Re-authorize Canvas integration via Google account

    1. Navigate to Click Sign In and enter your Geneseo credentials. Then click the profile icon and select Google Account
      1. Gmail profile of Becky Patt as example
    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
      1. Google Account third-party apps access
    3. Locate and click on Canvas, then select Remove Access
      1. Third party apps with account access menu
    4. Locate and click on Google Drive LTI by Canvas , then select Remove Access
      1. Google Drive LTI by Canvas with blue remove access button
    5. Return to the Canvas course and click Google Drive  →  Authorize  
      1. Google Drive menu option circled, green Authorize button

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