How to Use Google Assignments with Nexus

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Google Assignments is a tool that simplifies the process of assigning, receiving, and grading online assignments. The tool includes an "originality report" feature that is similar to Turnitin in that it scans the submitted assignment and checks it with anything on Google to find potential plagiarism.




Adding Google Assignments

1. In your Nexus course website make sure you [Turn editing on] (under gear icon in upper right corner). In the chosen section of your Nexus course website, click [Add an activity or resource] button at the bottom of the section.


2. In the new window select [External tool] from the list and click [Add].


3. Fill in the activity name and under Preconfigured tool select [Google Assignments LTI].


4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click [Save and Display]. You will be taken to the assignment page where you will be asked to link your account to Nexus. Click [Link].

5. Now you can click on [Open in Assignments] where you can create the assignment and, if desired, rubric. You can click Enable Originality Reports on either page.

Here is a Getting Started Guide which will help in learning how to create courses and assignments, as well as rubrics and grading.

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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