Collaborations in Canvas allows students to work on group projects by sharing and working on documents in real time with multiple people. It can also be used effectively as sign-up sheets for presentations or workshops. You can use Google Docs to facilitate collaborations.
To access your Collaborations, click on the tab located on the left-hand side of your course page. From there, you will be able to see the current collaborations that you are a part of. If you are not part of one, you will be prompted to start a new collaboration.
- To start a new collaboration, click on the Start a new collaboration button on the pane to the right.
- You can select either Google Docs to facilitate collaborations.
Click here for the full Google Docs collaboration tutorial.
Please note: To use Google Docs through Canvas, all collaborators must have their UW Google Apps account activated (Please click here for a tutorial on activating your UW Google Apps account).