How To: Authorizing Google Drive in Canvas

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So teachers can easily share Google Docs with students, student Canvas accounts can access Google Drive. As more classes are starting to use Canvas, some students have had difficulty authorizing their Google Drive in Canvas. This information and the following message will be shared with families in Monday’s “Informaline” newsletter and on the district website.

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To help authorize Google Drive accounts through Canvas, West Des Moines Community Schools Online Learning Coordinator Carrie Jacobs has provided a detailed how-to complete with screenshots. Students and families can access these instructions at

If these steps do not complete the authorization, or if you need assistance, please contact Jacobs at 515-633-5159 or