Get Started with Canvas Connector Student Planner

The Canvas Connector Student Planner is a tool that helps students manage their coursework in Canvas by Instructure. It does this by connecting to your Canvas account and importing your courses and assignments into a Google Sheet. This makes it easy to keep track of your work, stay organized, and stay on top of your deadlines.

The YouTube Video Tutorial or the Screenshot & Text Tutorial cover the same information. Choose your format.

YouTube Video Tutorial

copy spreadsheet

You can either make a copy of the Canvas Connector Student Planner spreadsheet or begin from any spreadsheet and the necessary sheets will be created.

step 1

Enter your Canvas Web Address.

Log in to your Canvas. Then, copy/paste the Canvas Web Address ( i.e. ) from your browser's address bar into cell C11

step 2

Enter your Canvas Token.

In your Canvas by Instructure, go to Account > Settings. Under Approved Integrations, click + New Access Token. Enter any purpose. Leave expiration date blank. Click Generate Token. Copy/paste the Canvas Token into cell G11

step 3

Enter your Canvas Connector Student Key

If you have not yet, buy Canvas Connector Student for Google Sheets then look in your inbox for an email from with the subject 'Canvas Connector Student For Google Sheets Key' Copy/paste the Canvas Connector Student Key into cell K11

step 4
step 4-block

From the menu bar,

choose Extensions >

Canvas Connector Student Planner >

Refresh from Canvas

authorization required

You will now be asked for authorization

choose an account
authorizations required

I need authorization to see, edit, create, and delete all your Google Sheets spreadsheets because the add-on writes your course and assignment data to the spreadsheet.

I need authorization to connect to an external service for the ability to connect to the Canvas by Instructure Learning Management System API. This is where your course and assignment data is stored.

I need authorization to display and run third-party web content in prompts and sidebars inside Google applications to display intuitive error dialoging that points to specific rich text instructions on the support website.

Once you authorize Canvas Connector Student Planner, once again, from the menu bar, choose

step 4 block

Extensions >

Canvas Connector Student Planner >

Refresh from Canvas

courses sheet

Your assignments and courses will be loaded into the Assignments and Courses Sheets. You can then use the sheet to keep track of your work, stay organized, and stay on top of your deadlines.

assignments sheet

If you need additional support, head over to the dedicated support page for Canvas Connector Student Planner for Google Sheets.