Use SpeedGrader with Drive files in Canvas

If you create an assignment in Canvas, you can use SpeedGrader to grade students’ Google Drive files. However, you won’t be able to use the features included in Assignments.

Step 1: Create an assignment

  1. Sign in to Canvas.
  2. Open the course.
  3. In the sidebar, click Assignmentsand thenAdd Assignment.
  4. Enter a name and description for your assignment.
  5. (Optional) To add a point value and due date, enter the details.
  6. Under Submission Type, click the Down arrowand thenOnlineand thencheck the File Uploads box.
  7. (Optional) To add a Google Docs file template and make a copy for each student:
    1. Above the assignment description, click Insertand thenLinkand thenExternal Links.
    2. Under Link, enter the URL for the Docs file.
    3. At the end of the file’s URL, change /edit to /copy.

      When a student clicks the URL, they’re asked to make a copy of the file.

  8. Click Save or Save & Publish.

Step 2: Students turn in their work

When students are ready, they submit their work by following these steps:

  1. Sign in to Canvas.
  2. Open the course.
  3. Click Assignmentsand thenthe assignmentand thenSubmit Assignment.
  4. Click Google Driveand thenSelect file.
  5. Select the Drive fileand thenclick Addand thenAttach.
  6. Click Submit Assignment

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