Google Drive Integration for Class Websites

Overview

Veracross offers a number of integrations with third party applications; among them is Google Drive. Full integration with the Veracross Dropbox is available for students, who can submit assignments in their Student Portal directly from Google Drive. Full integration with class websites is also available via embed codes, and Google docs can be linked from assignments.

Student Integration to Submit Assignments

Students are able to link their Google accounts with their Veracross ones, enabling them to submit assignments directly from Google Drive. This option must be enabled in Axiom for all students who will link their accounts, and then the students complete the process in their Portals.

Read the full article on this aspect of Google integration.

Using Google Drive With Class Websites

To share information from a Google source (docs, the contents of a folder, presentations, etc.), via a Class Website Post or Page, the teacher can either

  1. share the simple link, or
  2. embed the information using a Google-provided embed code.

Tip: Whichever method you choose, be sure to check sharing permissions on the Google doc.

Share the Simple Link

A link to a Google document or folder can be shared in the same manner as any link to an external source by using a text, button, or file widget. Simply paste the URL of the Google document or drive folder.

Embed the Source

Teachers can display a variety of Google Drive data (folders, docs, presentations, etc.) in the Teacher Portal via embed codes. First, the teacher needs to obtain the code from the desired Google source. Click here to read Google’s documentation on obtaining embed codes. Also, read about other embedding possibilities.

Use the Embed widget to embed the desired code. Any Google document, presentation, sheet, or even entire folder (in list or grid view) can be displayed in this manner.

Use Google Drive With Assignments

From an assignment, teachers can link to Google files, just as they are able to link to any external URL.