Google Drive Integration
Using the collaborative power of Google Drive in Canvas is easy to set up and even easier to use.
The use of Google Drive within Canvas is only authorized for UTmail (email@example.com) gmail accounts.
Students and faculty may not use personal gmail accounts to access Google Drive inside of Canvas because of security, privacy and data concerns via the University of Texas Information Security Office.
To grant Google Drive access, visit your profile settings (top right navigation, next to your inbox) and click on Google Drive under the Register Services heading. A menu will launch asking you to confirm that you are using an official UTmail gmail account. Once you confirm or login to your UTmail account, you'll be able to get started with Google Drive.
If you do not have a UTmail account, you will find a link that will take you directly to the page to create one. UTmail accounts are available for all UT-Austin faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Take a look at these following guides to help you start collaborating in your courses:
We also have an FAQ page that we will continue to update with answers to common questions: https://utexas.instructure.com/courses/633028/wiki/google-docs-faqs-new