Canvas LMS and Google Classroom integration: What advantages does it offer?

This summer Instructure developed and made public the integration of Google Assignments and Canvas Learning Management System. Google Assignments is an extra LTI application that provides teachers a quicker, easier way to give out, examine, and evaluate student work with the help of G Suite. At this moment in time, it's accessible for every Canvas user.

Currently, Canvas LMS is officially supported by Google through this integration thanks to Instructures powerful beta program developed last fall. Educators and instructors can save time by using streamlined assignment tasks, guarantee the legitimacy of students' papers with authentic reports, and give methods of beneficial feedback using comment banks.

In Trenton Globe’s, (Vice President of K12 Canvas Strategy at Instructure) words, they have paid close attention to their audience and learnt that dedication to open standards and interoperability are very important. The simplification in the connection that Google and Instructure created between two of the most used technologies in the educational world, helps teachers to focus on what matters; students and their ackwnoledgement of the curriculum. Now, in one integrated way, professors will apprehend the advantages that Canvas and Google Assignments provide.

Students will notice a lighter file submission process as they submit Google Drive files right to Canvas Assignments, which teachers have the chance to evaluate in SpeedGrader. Drive files can also be inserted into the Canvas sophisticated text editor or attached to Canvas Modules. In addition, professors can look over for missed citations and potencial plagiarism with the authentic reports attribute.

Assignments Product Lead at Google, Brian Hendricks, underlined that with Assignments, Canvas teachers will have a great opportunity to simplify the way they hand out Google Drive worksheets or templates, evaluate submissions and investigate for authenticity. Hendricks added that this is a win-win situation, where it helps improve the experience for teachers and the academic sector on its whole.

For more detailed information about the integration of Canvas and Google Assignments, visit the livestream that Instructure and Google hosted.

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