Embedding Google Docs in Canvas

If you are embedding a Google doc for content purposes (ie you aren’t having students edit the document), I recommend the trick of replacing the end of the Google doc URL from the last forward slash to the end with preview?pli=1

Here’s an example.

Here’s the standard URL of a Google doc set up with permissions for others to be able to view it:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11r3xiCe5Q7FNtb6x9opJAjL8JcaUwmIuw2_CJtPIySk/edit?usp=sharing


I change the final part after the last slash

from:  edit?usp=sharing
to:      preview?pli=1

So now the URL is:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11r3xiCe5Q7FNtb6x9opJAjL8JcaUwmIuw2_CJtPIySk/preview?pli=1


When editing in the Canvas rich content editor where you want to embed the Google doc, click the button at upper right of the editing window that says HTML Editor.

Then you need to add code that looks like this:

You can just copy this code for future use, and substitute the URL in the code with the URL of your Google doc.

You can also adjust the width and height to your preference, but these seem to work well.

Personal Pronouns in Canvas

Setting your Personal Pronouns in Canvas can help classmates, faculty, and people in the MiraCosta community learn to address each other the way each person would like to be addressed. That information will be available to instructors, students, and anyone who has access to Canvas courses, to enable inclusive and respectful conversation. 

Available Pronoun Options at MiraCosta College

  • He/Him/His
  • They/Them/Their
  • She/Her/Hers
  • (F)ae/(F)aer/(F)aer
  • Use my name
  • Xe/Xim
  • Ze (or Zie) / Zir (or Hir)
  • Per/per/pers
  • Ve/ver/vis
  • E/Ey/ Em/Eir

Submit a Request for Another Option

If you use pronouns that are not currently listed as options, please fill out the Pronoun Addition form and return it according to the instructions on the form.

Faculty Directions

Personal pronouns display after your name in various areas in Canvas as an instructor, including:

  • Assignment Creation Menu
  • Assignment Peer Review Page
  • Comment Fields
  • Course Sections List
  • Discussions
  • Inbox
  • People Page (Course and Groups)
  • SpeedGrader
  • Student Context Card
  • User Navigation Menu
  • User Profile Page
  • User Settings Page

Notes:

  • LTI tools, such as New Quizzes and Analytics, do not currently support displaying pronouns.

Student Directions

Personal pronouns display after your name in various areas in Canvas as a student, including:

  • Comment Fields
  • Discussions
  • Inbox
  • People Page (Course and Groups)
  • User Navigation Menu
  • User Profile Page
  • User Settings Page

Notes:

  • LTI tools, such as New Quizzes and Analytics, do not currently support displaying pronouns.

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally Logo

Blackboard Ally is a tool that integrates seamlessly into Canvas and focuses on making digital course content more accessible.

With Blackboard Ally, you can:

  • Gain an understanding of your institution’s accessibility performance
  • Proactively tackle accessibility and target both instructors and content
  • View accessibility trends and detailed graphs to monitor improvement

Faculty Instructions


Ally First Steps Guide for Instructors in Canvas –Blackboard Ally first steps guide to help instructors learn about and improve the accessibility of their files within the context of their Canvas course.

Ally Instructor Feedback: Canvas LMS – Identify and correct accessibility issues with your Canvas course content. Learn about accessibility issues, why they matter, and how to fix them with Ally’s Instructor Feedback.


Instructions for your Students


How to Use Ally as a Student – The following video explains how students convert content into accessible content such as Tagged PDF versions, HTML versions, ePub versions, electronic braille version, and the audio version.

Ally First Steps Guide for Students – Alternative accessible formats from pages in Canvas
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