How do I set up a Canvas assignment when students are submitting a Google Doc?

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This question that comes up a lot because the assignment submission options are kind of oddly named in Canvas. In your assignment’s settings, scroll down to the Submission Type box, and (B) select Online on the dropdown menu’s options, then (B) select the Website URL checkbox.

Screenshot showing the Submission Type settings for a Canvas Assignment with the "online" and "website URL" options selected

When students go to submit their assignment, they can just paste the sharing link for their Google Doc into the textbox, or they’ll see a tab for Google Drive, which they can use to search for the folder within their Google account. You can view them if you use the Student View feature

Check out the instructor guides for assignments on the Canvas website if you’d like to learn more about them.