Note: For instructions on installing this integration, see

Creating a Kami Assignment (Teachers)

Browse to the assignment creation screen as you usually would, and in the 'Submission Type' box, choose 'External Tool'

Click the 'Find' button, and choose Kami assignment:

From here, you can then select Google Drive as the File Storage for the assignment, and then choose a file from the picker to use for your assignment (Kami will convert files automatically, so images, office documents, and PDFs are all OK).

Choose Select to attach that file.

From here, you can enable some of the extra options a Kami assignment allows.

Assessment Mode: When ticked, this limits the students to a single submission for the assignment, and allows you to force the assignment to submit at a specific date/time, and hold back the grades and marking until the entire class is marked, or to return them individually.

Enable Real-Time Monitoring: If ticked, that will allow you to load the student's "in-progress" file within the Canvas Speed-Grader so can check how they are getting on, and annotate the file if they need extra guidance.

Control Features: From here, you can customize the available toolbar for the students for that assignment, such as limiting the available tools, preventing the students from copying and pasting text into the text boxes and comments, and disabling the browser spell check from working on that document.

Once those options are set, you can click "Proceed" to confirm those settings, and then "Select" in the external tool menu to confirm the Tool selection

We also do recommend that you tick the "Open tool in a New Tab" option, so your students can get a full-screen view of Kami. To push out your assignment, click Save & Publish.

Opening and turning in an Assignment (Students)

Your students will have either an embedded Kami window, or a button to open Kami if you chosen to have them load in a new tab on the previous step. Once they load the file, Kami will automatically create a copy of the file for that student and add it to the Google Drive account of both the teacher and the student.

When the student is finished, they can turn in the file using the button at the top right corner:

Grading responses using Speed Grader (Teacher)

Teachers can see the status and grade their student's responses using the speed grader tool:

This allows you to give detailed feedback using all the Kami tools while submitting a grade through Canvas.


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