Embed Drive files in an LMS to share with students

As an instructor, you can embed Google Drive files into your assignments from your learning management system (LMS). Assignments LTI saves you from having to open new tabs or manually manage permissions. Your students can view these files in the LMS.

Embed files in your assignments

Note: To use Assignments LTI, you need a learning management system (LMS) and a G Suite for Education account. The account usually looks like yourname@yourschool.edu. If Assignments LTI isn’t installed in your LMS, ask your admin to go to Set up Assignments in your LMS.

Blackboard

  1. In Blackboard, on the left, click Content.
  2. Point to Build Content and select Assignments LTI.*
  3. Add a name and description to the assignment.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. Click Sign In and select your G Suite for Education account.
  6. Select the file to add and click Insert.

*Your Blackboard admin might have given Assignments a different name.

Canvas

  1. In Canvas, create an announcement, assignment, or discussion.
  2. In the rich-text editor, click the Down arrow and select Google Drive.
  3. Click Sign In and select your G Suite for Education account.
  4. Select the file and click Insert.

Moodle

  1. In Moodle, create an announcement or assignment.
  2. Click External tool and then Add.
  3. Enter the following information:
    1. Under Activity name, enter the name of your assignment.
    2. Under Preconfigured tool, select Assignments LTI.*
    3. Click Save and display
  4. Click Sign In and select your G Suite for Education account.
  5. Select the file to add and click Insert.

*Your Moodle admin might have given Assignments a different name.
 

Sakai

Important: The name for each assignment in your course must be unique and shouldn’t be changed. This is a known issue with Sakai. If assignment names overlap or are changed later, then associations with gradebook columns won’t work and grade sync will fail.

Ensure that you have the Lessons tool enabled. (You might have given it another name.) If you don’t have a Lessons page, see How do I create a new Lessons page?

  1. In Sakai, click Lessons
  2. For each assignment:
    1. At the top of the page, click Add Content.
    2. Scroll down and select Add External Tool.
    3. In the list, select Assignments LTI.*
    4. Under Tool title, enter the assignment name and click Save.
      Note: If no text field is present to be able to edit the title, then the LTI tool was configured incorrectly. In this case, edit the tool configuration and ensure the option Allow tool title to be changed is set to Allow.
  3. Click the assignment, then click Sign In and select your G Suite for Education account.
  4. Select the file to add and click Insert.

*Your Sakai admin might have given Assignments a different name. 

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