Using A Chromebook with a Downloaded Document from GaVS Classroom (Canvas) and Google Drive
Posted by Kelli Robinson on 04 September 2020 04:27 PM

Follow these steps if you are downloading a document from a course while using a Chromebook.

Here is an example when downloading a Word document from a course. Select the document you want to open.


A preview of the entire document opens.

Document Preview

Select Download in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Download Button

The Download Manager will show that it is complete.

Download manager

When you select SHOW IN FOLDER, the document downloaded will be visible in Google Docs. Downloaded documents on a Chromebook must be accessed from Google Docs.

Select the document from Google Docs that you wish to complete and double click on the file name to open it.

Google Docs Document

Assignment Example

Once the document has been updated to reflect a completed assignment, download the document as a Microsoft Word (.docx).

Download Document Example

If a RTF document is downloaded, the document must first be moved to the Google Drive.

Google Drive Example

Then the More (3 dots) icon is chosen, so that Open with and Google Docs can be selected.

Open With Google Docs Example

When all work has been completed on a specific document that is to be submitted, first download the RTF document as a Microsoft Word (.docx) document.

Download as Microsoft Word

With either type of document that is downloaded, a Microsoft Word (.docx) document will be uploaded to the course.

Go to Assignments in GaVS Classroom (Canvas), find the assignment you are wanting to submit and select New Attempt.

Select the Submission Type pull-down menu and select File if submitting a document. 

Then select Upload File.

Find the document in Google Drive and double click on it to upload the file.

Document in Google Drive Example

The uploaded file will then appear next to Upload File. More than one file may be added if needed. Select Submit to submit the document(s).


Once the document is submitted, this status timeline will show that the assignment is Submitted

It can be confirmed that the document was successfully submitted by looking in the right corner above the document.


Once an assignment is graded, the end of the status timeline will change from Not Graded to Graded.


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