It is easier for teachers to use Google docs than to use Word docs or PDF files. Why? Because to update a Word doc or PDF you must download it, open Word, edit, save, upload and relink into the course. To edit a Google doc, you just edit. Same with Google Slides
Here are the steps to putting a Google doc or slide into a Canvas course.
- In Google Drive, make the Google doc or slide. (Instructions for converting a Word doc to a Google doc. If you need help, put in a help desk ticket.)
- In Google Drive, right-click the Google doc or slide and click Share....
- In the lower "Get link" section, click "Share with Monterey Peninsula College":
- In the "Get link" section click on "Monterey Peninsula College" or the down arrow to display your sharing options. 1) Restricted, 2) Monterey Peninsula College, or 3) Anyone with the link.
- Determine who has access, and then whether the access is a viewer, editor, or commentor. Once everything is setup how you like click on "Copy link" and then click "Done".
- In Canvas add that link wherever you want. You can add it to a module, just like you'd add any External URL. You can put it in a page, just like you'd add any link. You can add it to the instructions of an assignment, just like you'd add any link in that area.