Attach template files to an assignment

You can attach files to an assignment so each student receives an individual copy to edit and turn in. Example attachments include:

  • Google Docs or Microsoft® Word® files for paper prompts
  • PDFs for worksheets
  • Google Sheets for data analysis
  • Google Slides for presentations
  • Google Sites for digital portfolios or final project templates
  • Colab notebooks for programming exercises

Students can unsubmit work before an assignment’s due date. After the due date, students can’t unsubmit their work. If the assignment doesn’t have a due date, students can unsubmit their work at any time.

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

Attach files in Assignments with Canvas

The following instructions are for Canvas users. 

  1. In Canvas, select your course and create an assignment.
  2. Under Submission Type, select External Tooland thenclick Find.
  3. Click Google Assignments, which will open a popup window.
  4. If this is your first time using Assignments in the course, confirm your Google Account.
  5. Select Create assignment.
  6. Under Title, enter a name for the assignment.
  7. Under Files, click Attach and select files.
  8. (Optional) Adjust the points and due date, add a rubric, or turn on originality reports for the assignment.
  9. Click Create.
    The Assignments window closes.
  10. Click Select to finish selecting the external tool.

Attach files in Assignments with Schoology

The following instructions are for Schoology users. 

  1. In Schoology, select your course and open the Materials list.
  2. Click Add Materialsand thenselect Google Assignments. 
  3. If this is your first time using Assignments in the course, confirm your Google Account.
  4. Under Files, click Attach and select files.
  5. Enter a title for the assignment.
  6. (Optional) Adjust points and due date, add a rubric, or turn on originality reports for the assignment.
  7. Click Create
    The Assignments window closes.
  8. Open the assignment.
 
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