Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide ResourcesHow do I link to a Google document?

How do I link to a Google document?

Instructors can create a link to a document that they have stored in their Google Docs account.

  • The instructor must have a Google Account (@gmail.com)
  • The instructor must set up a connection between their Trunk account and their Google account. Once permission is granted, instructors can link to documents in their Google account on all their Trunk sites in the Resources tool.

Note: You cannot edit your Google Document from within Trunk. You can only link to it.

To set up the connection between your Trunk account and your Google account, go to Resources.

To set up the connection between your Trunk account and your Google account, go to Resources.

To the right of the folder you want to contain a link to a Google Document, click Add / Link to Google Document.

To the right of the folder you want to contain a link to a Google Document, click Add / Link to Google Document.

Click Proceed to Google.

 Click Proceed to Google.

The first time you do this, you will have to make the connection between your Google account and your Trunk account. After that, this dialogue box will not be displayed.

You will then have to log into your Google Docs account.

Click Allow Access

Click Allow Access

You will be asked to allow Your Google documents to be accessed by your Trunk user account.  You will only have to do this the first time you attempt to link to a Google Doc. After that, this form will not be displayed and your Google documents will be automatically displayed.

After allowing access, your Google documents are displayed.

(Example view of Google Documents) - Select the document you want to link to.

(Example view of Google Documents) - Select the document you want to link to.

This displays Export Type dialogue box.

Select the type of document you would like the file to be seen as.

Select the type of document you would like the file to be seen as.

Click Next.

Click Next.

This displays the Set Link Properties page.

Optionally add a description, set copyright status, visibility, then click Finish

Optionally add a description, set copyright status, visibility, then click Finish

This places a link to the Google Document in the selected folder.

Example:

Example:

Note: Since this is a link, any updates you make to the document in Google Doc will be reflected in the linked document.