Attach worksheets or templates 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
  • Sheets for data analysis
  • Slides for presentations
  • Sites for digital portfolios or final project templates
  • Colab notebooks for programming exercises

Attach files in Assignments

  1. Go to assignments.google.com.
  2. Click Create assignment.
  3. Under Title, enter a name for the assignment.
  4. Under Files, click Attach and select files.
  5. (Optional) Enter a point value and due date.
  6. Click Publish.

Attach files in Assignments LTI

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

You can add attachments in the Blackboard Learn and Ultra versions.
  1. In Blackboard, on the left, click Content.
  2. Under Build Content select Google Assignments*.
  3. Click Create Assignment.
  4. If this is your first time using Assignments LTI 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) Enter a point value and due date.
  9. Click Create assignment.

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

Canvas

  1. In Canvas, select your course and create an assignment.
  2. Under Submission Type, select External Tool and then click Find.
  3. Click Google Assignments*, which will open a popup window
  4. If this is your first time using Assignments LTI 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) Enter a point value and due date.
  9. Click Create. The Assignments window will close.
  10. Click Select to finish selecting the external tool.

*Your Canvas admin might have given Assignments LTI a different name.

Moodle

You can add attachments in Moodle version 3.6 and higher.
  1. In Moodle, select your course and create an 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 Google Assignments*.
    3. Click Save and display.
  4. If this is your first time using Assignments LTI 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) Enter a point value and due date.
  9. Click Create.

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

Sakai

You can add attachments in Sakai version 11 and higher. Ensure that you have the Lessons tool turned on.
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 fails.
  1. In Sakai, select your course and click Lessons.
  2. Click Add Content, select Add External Tool and then Google Assignments*.
  3. Under Tool title, enter the assignment name and then click Save.
  4. If this is your first time using Assignments LTI 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) Enter a point value and due date.
  9. Click Create.

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

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