Once you have created a Google Doc that you would like to add to a Converge assignment, you can do so easily. First, make sure you have updated the sharing permissions on the Google Doc. To do so, click Share in the upper right corner of the page.
This will open a new window with sharing options. To share a Google Doc using a link, you will need to choose Get Shareable Link in the top right corner of the window.
This will open up your link sharing options. What you choose here depends on how you would like your students to be able to interact with your Google Doc. If you want students to be able to edit the exact document that you’re sharing, you will choose Anyone at your institution can edit. However, if you want students to make a copy of the document before editing, make sure you set it to Anyone at your institution can view.
After you have chosen your preferred settings, be sure to click Done to save your changes.
Now, your Google Doc is ready to be added to an Assignment. To do this, navigate to the assignment you would like to add the Doc to. Click the Settings icon to the right of the assignment.
This will take you to the General Settings on the assignment page. Here you can click on the Google Drive tab to add your doc. If you are not already connected to your Drive, you will be prompted to connect at this time. If you are already signed in, you will be connected automatically.
Navigate to your assignment by opening the folder that it belongs in, or using the search bar. When you have identified the doc, click Insert to add it to the assignment. You can also Preview the doc first to ensure it is the correct one.
Click Save And Display to see your assignment, with the Google Doc now attached.
Now you, as well as your students, can click the Google Drive tab on the assignment to view the attached doc. View the doc by clicking Preview.
The document is displayed with the standard Google Doc toolbar. You can edit and make comments here and the changes will take place in real time. The one thing you cannot do from this view is change the sharing permissions, so be sure to that from your Google Drive.
When a student opens the same assignment, as shown here, they will also see the Google Drive tab. They can view it by clicking the preview button as well, but based on the sharing settings in Drive, they may or may not be able to edit the document. If they can’t edit, they can still print the document, or make a copy and add it to their own drive. This will enable them to edit their own copy.
For additional support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org