Canvas update: Google Drive and Embedding 3D

Howard ErreyCanvas, Featured1 Comment

One of the strengths of Canvas is the ability to link and embed different types of tools from within course sites. Following are a couple of examples.

Firstly, it’s good to see that Google Drive has been enabled in Canvas, and it even works with RMIT Google accounts. You can find it in the course menu. This feature will allow you to access your Google Drive from within a Canvas course. See the Canvas Community for more information: How do I view my Google Drive files in Canvas as a student?  

Another exciting development was an email from Scott Mayson yesterday enthusing about being able to embed 3D objects into Pages. Following on from the potential to embed HP5 in Canvas, this is a pleasing development.

The first is a sunglasses model which should be viewable in Google cardboard.

The second is a game controller viewable in the real time review tool from Autodesk that can display and section edit student 3D models within Canvas.


Maysie Skins by scott mayson on Sketchfab

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Very exciting indeed!