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, including Google Drive. This is in addition to Microsoft 365 for Education, allowing you to choose the tool that works best for you.

Collaborate anywhere by co-editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time; manage your assignments with Classroom*, Assignment and Forms.
We are also pleased to offer you a new Google integration with Canvas. Beginning August 10, you will have the following features through 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 www.google.com and click the Sign in button in the page’s upper-right corner.
  2. Enter your login in the format USERNAME@umsystem.edu. 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