Google Apps sync in Brightspace for upload and attaching google files

The most common reason for not being able to attach google docs or items from google drive to your Brightspace Course assignments is the lack of account linking. To grant access to your Google Apps Suite, you'll want to follow the directions below.


  1. To locate your Google Apps on your Brightspace UMS System home page, select the home button on Brightspace (a "house" icon located in the top left corner of the page)
  2. Scroll down the right-hand side of the screen to find the "Access Google Apps" widget, under the "Select Your Campus" widget.
  3. Select the "Link to your google apps account" link.
  4. You will be redirected to the "Create Link to Existing Account" page. Enter your UMS username in the box if not already present.
  5. Enter your UMS username (e.g. Jane.Doe)
  6. After the @ symbol be sure to select ""
  7. Select the "Create Link" button to save the information.
  8. You will now be redirected back to the UMS System Home page, scroll back down to find the "Access Google Apps" widget, now containing an "Authorize" button. 
  9.  Select the "Authorize" button.
  10. You should now see a popup to "Choose and Account from to continue to Brightspace Google Apps". Select your user account and click the account.
  11. Next Brightspace Google Apps will now request permission to access your google account. Select the "Allow" button.
  12. The "Access Google Apps" widget will now be replaced with icons to access your Unread GMail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive items. 


  • Web Browser, Google Suite, Brightspace


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Tue 7/13/21 1:05 PM
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