About Google Drive in Canvas

At Indiana University, students, faculty, and staff may use their Google at IU Drive in Canvas.

Important:
Collaborations created prior to August 10, 2017, are no longer accessible via the Canvas Collaborations tool, but they continue to be available as shared documents in Google. To find those Collaborations, log into Google Drive with the account you had previously authorized in Canvas, and search for the file. Keep in mind that it may be available in your Shared with me folder.

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Connecting to your Google at IU Drive

Note:
Items in the Shared with Me folder will not display by default. To access shared Drive content in Canvas, add that content to "My Drive".

To connect to your Google at IU Drive in Canvas:

  1. Check whether you're signed into any other Google accounts. To do so, go to google.com and look at the upper right. If you see a blue Sign in button, proceed to step 2. If you see a circular profile image or initial:
    1. Click the profile image or initial to view the accounts that you're currently logged into.
    2. Click Sign out to sign out of all of your Google accounts, and then completely close all your browser windows.
  2. Navigate to your Canvas course and then, in the course navigation on the left, click Google Drive.
    • If you're successfully signed into your Google at IU Drive, you'll immediately see your Drive contents.
    • If you aren't signed into any Google accounts, you'll be directed to a page reading "Log In" at the top with an AUTHORIZE button at the bottom of the page; you may need to scroll down to see this button. Click AUTHORIZE, select your Google at IU account (i.e., username@iu.edu), and enter your IU username and passphrase to access your Google at IU Drive.

Removing a Google Drive authorization

To successfully remove a Google Drive authorization, you'll need to remove authorization from both Canvas and Google.

To remove a Google Drive authorization from Canvas:

  1. Open a new private/incognito browsing window.
  2. Log into Canvas and select Account, and then click Settings.
  3. Under "Approved Integrations", click the trash can icon (Google trashcan icon) next to "Google Drive LTI IAD-Prod" to remove the active account authorization.

To remove a Google Drive authorization from Google:

  1. Open a new private/incognito browsing window.
  2. Navigate to https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.
  3. Click Sign In, and sign in using your @iu.edu email address.
  4. Click Manage Apps.
  5. Under "Apps connected to your account", click Google Drive LTI by Canvas.
  6. Click Remove, and then click OK to confirm the removal.

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