New Tool: G Suite for Education

Starting fall semester 2020, all UM System faculty, staff and students will have access to Google Apps for Higher Education (G Suite). This is in addition to Microsoft 365 for Education, allowing you to choose the tool that works best for you.

You can collaborate anywhere with G Suite by co-editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in real-time as well as managing your assignments with a new feature we are pleased to offer: Google Canvas integration. Beginning August 10, Google Canvas integration will provide you with the following features in Canvas:

  • Allow students to submit Google Drive files to Canvas assignments that instructors can then grade in SpeedGrader™
  • Check for missed citations and possible plagiarism in documents with the Originality reports feature
  • Use advanced grading features such as being able to save commonly used comments to a comment bank and use scored and unscored rubrics
  • Allow instructors to attach a template file to a Canvas assignment so each student gets their own copy to edit and turn in.
  • Embed Google Drive files with the Canvas rich text editor

Account Setup

  1. Go to and click the Sign in button in the page’s upper-right corner.
  2. Enter your login in the format Click Next.
  3. Accept terms.

Learn more about the G Suite apps available to the UM System on our webpage.

* If you want to use Google Classroom, please first visit with the office of eLearning.

July 27, 2020