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Canvas - How do I create a Google Docs collaboration?
You can start a new collaboration using Google Docs in Canvas. Google Docs allows you to add up to 50 users per collaboration, and all users can view and edit a document at the same time. However, a Google file may be shared with up to 200 email addresses including viewers, commenters, and editors.
- Each collaborator will need a Google account and will need to connect Google Drive as a registered service in Canvas. If you are the owner of the collaboration, you will have to turn on the Share settings to allow people who have the link to edit the document.
- Google Apps for Education (integration with your school) works with Google Docs in Canvas. Please note, if your school email does not allow access to Google Docs, you will need to use a regular Google account (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Email notifications for collaborations relate directly to the account used to connect to Google Drive.
- Google Docs collaborations are separate from Google Drive collaborations. If your collaboration options includes Google Spreadsheets and Presentations in addition to Documents, your course has enabled Google Drive collaborations.