Assignments – Google Apps Integration

The college provides all students access to Google Workspace Apps (also known as G Suite). The Google Workspace suite of apps includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and a cloud storage called Google Drive. You can use these apps to complete most course work without having to buy extra software (e.g. Microsoft Office). You can also submit work from your Google Drive account within D2L Brightspace.

Enable PCC Google Apps integration in D2L Brightspace

Before you can turn in assignments created in Google Apps within D2L Brightspace, you must authorize access your PCC Google Workspace account. Completing this process will allow your D2L Brightspace account to talk to your PCC Google Workspace account.

Quick Start Video
  1. Login to your D2L Brightspace account
  2. Locate the “Access Google Workspace” box
  3. Click the Authorize button
    • If you instead see a link titled, “link your Google workspace account” then click that and enter your PCC email into the following page (include the portion)
  4. If you are brought to the MyPCC Login page, use your MyPCC credentials to sign in
  5. Review the access notice and click the Allow button

Note: If the email showing in your Access Google Workspace box does not match your current PCC email, please email us at the Student Help Desk ( for assistance.

Submit an assignment from Google Drive

Quick Start Video
  1. Go to the Assignments area of your course
  2. Click on the title of the Assignment folder
  3. Click the Add a File button
  4. Click the Google Drive option for your document source
  5. Files from your PCC Google Drive will be displayed, click on the file you want to submit to the assignment folder
    • The search field at the top is a good way to find your file if you have a lot of files in your Google Drive
    • You can also browse your files and folders by scrolling down
  6. Click the Upload button
  7. The file you chose will appear in the Files to submit section of the Submit Files page. If you’ve selected the wrong file, you can remove it from the list by clicking on the red X to the right of the filename.
    Remove an attached file
  8. Add any potential comments that you would like associated with this file in the Comments box
  9. Click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to finalize your submission
    • D2L Brightspace will send you a confirmation email indicating that you have successfully submitted the assignment

Optional: Sharing the original document

To provide a sharable link to your original Google Doc/Sheet/Slide that your instructor can use to view, comment or edit, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Google Drive account
  2. Open the Google Doc/Sheet/Slide you would like to share
  3. Click the Share button in the upper right hand corner of the document
  4. Locate the “Get link” section of the “Share with people and groups” window
  5. Click the “Change” link to verify the permissions for how the shareable link will work
    image showing the share window with an arrow pointing to the Change link located in the Get Link section of the window

    • You can switch whether people with the link can view, comment or edit your doc by clicking the box on the right hand side
  6. After checking the permissions, click the “Copy Link” button
    image showing the permission options for the Get Link area with arrows pointing towards the option "Viewer", "Commenter" and "Editor" options followed by an arrow pointing towards the Copy Link button
  7. Return to D2L Brightspace and navigate to the Assignment Submission page (if you are not already there)
  8. Paste the shareable link into the Comments box under the Submit Files section of the page.
    Paste the link in to the Comments field

    • You can paste by right clicking in the box and choosing Paste or pressing Ctrl + V (for PC) or Cmd + V (for Mac) on your keyboard.