Adding Google Files to Schoology

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How do I connect to my Google account and add Google files or documents to Schoology?

Answer

Install the Google Drive Resource App from Schoology to connect to your Google account and import files from your Google Drive to your courses, groups, and resources.

Note: Learn more about using the Google Drive Resource app here. 

Step 1—Install the app to your Resources

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  1. In the header at the top of the page, click Resources.
  2. Click Apps on the left menu.
  3. In the My Resource Apps list, click Install Apps.
  4. Check the box next to Google Drive and then click Install.
  5. Complete the steps to authenticate and approve the Google Drive Resource app.

You can also install the Google Drive app to your Resources from the App Center:

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  1. Click the App Center icon in the header, then click App Center.
  2. Find and click the Google Drive Resource App.
  3. Click Install Resource App.
  4. Enable the option to Add to My Resources.
  5. Click Install and follow the steps below to connect the Google Drive Resource App.
Note: Click here if you're a System Administrator and you wish to install the Google Drive Resource App for your district.

Step 2—Connect to your Google Drive Account

  1. Once you've installed the app, approve Google Drive's access to your Schoology account.
  2. Click the Connect button to sign in to your Google Drive account.
  3. Enter your username/email address and password, and then click Connect.

All of your Google Drive content automatically populates in your Google Drive Resource App.

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Step 3—Add Google Content from the Google Drive Resource App

To add Google files to a course or resources:

  1. Open the Google Drive Resource App from the Apps area In Schoology Resources. Make sure you're logged into your Google account.
  2. Click the gear icon to the right of the resource you'd like to add to a course.
  3. Choose whether you want to import the content as a:
  • File: Create a static copy of the Google Drive resource in your Schoology course or resource collection. You can view this copy of the resource directly in Schoology, but any changes made to the item in Google Drive are not reflected in the course.
    Note: The imported file also displays with the file extension, such as .docx for an imported Google Doc.
  • Link: Import a linked version of the document to Schoology.
    Note: Any user with access may view, edit, and save the linked resource.
  • Private Link: A linked document that only you are able to access.
  1. On the next screen, check the course(s) or the resource collection(s) you wish to add the content to.
  2. Click Copy Item.

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Learn more ways of adding Google content from the Google Drive Resource app here.


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