Student: How do I use Google Docs to create a collaborative document in a Student Study Group?
Students can use the Canvas Collaborate tool to allow members of their study group to collaborate on a Google document.
For directions on how students can create their own study groups see:
This video presents an overview of the Collaborate tool
Note: Each collaborator will need a Google account and will need to connect Google Drive as a registered service in Canvas. Users can register their Google account the first time they click on a Collaboration.
To add a new Google Doc Collaboration document to your Student Group go to your Student created study group
Click on Collaborations
This displays the group's collaborations. if a current collaboration exists, click "Start a New Collaboration". If there is no existing collaboration the New Collaboration form will immediately display.
This displays the Start a New Collaboration form
Enter a Document Name and Description
Click on the Add User (+) to add individual users to the collaborative Google document
This adds members of the group to the collaborative document.
NOTE: if you add the instructor and/or the TA, they will be able to access and edit the Google document
Click Start Collaborating
This creates the collaborative Google Document.