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.

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Accessing CollaborationsCollaborations page

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.

Starting a new collaboration window

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Creating Collaborations

  • To start a new collaboration, click on the Start a new collaboration button on the pane to the right.

image of start a new collaboration button

  • You can select either Google Docs to facilitate collaborations.

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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).

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