Canvas for Instructors


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.


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.

google docs logo

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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