How do I add a Google Doc to a Files Block?


How do I add a Google Doc to a File Block? 


When creating a File Block through the Add Content Block menu, use the Choose from My Google Drive option to upload Documents, Sheets, Drawings and other resources from your Google Drive. 

Please note: This feature is only available to School & District Edition domains of PowerSchool Learning that have integrated with G Suite for Education.


  1. Select the Add Content Block button on any Page in your class to get started. 

  2. Select the Files block type. 


  3. Give your File Block a Title, and choose where you'd like it to land on the page using the Block placement option, then hit Next.


  4. Select the Attach from Google Drive option.


  5. Search for and click your desired Google Doc, then hit Select to add it to the block. 


  6. Choose the Share Mode for this Document, and hit Upload, or continue adding files through the Attach From Google Drive and Attach buttons. 

    READ ONLY will give students a link to a public version of the document, which they can view.
    PDF creates a static PDF version of the document. Students will be able to download their own copy of the document to their device.
    COMMENT allows Students and Teachers to view and add comments to the document.
    COLLABORATE allows Students and Teachers to view and edit the document collaboratively.


  7. Give your new Files Block a Description, or Add more files, then hit Save to publish the block.


  8. And that's it! The Files block should appear on the Page, linking to any Google Docs you have



Are you an Independent Teacher Account user, or a teacher at a school that does not currently use G Suite?  Find out  how to add other files to your Files block. 



i only have a Upload a file botton on step 2 of 3

Same as @Brecktick!

This feature is only available to School & District Edition domains of PowerSchool Learning that have integrated with G Suite for Education.  The users will need to be logged in to Learning using Google to have the ability to update Google Drive files.  If your school or district has integrated G Suite for Education but you are logging in with the PowerSchool or Learning authentication, then you will not see this option until you log in using Google authentication.

@jamiem7 We are using Sign in with Google for the UC and Class Pages and that option is not present for us in Class Pages.

If Google is integrated with Unified Classroom, you should be able to use Google Drive on UC assignments but it will not show a folder structure. 


Class Pages within Unified Classroom is associated with PowerSchool Learning.  In order to see the Google Drive option for assignments in Class Pages, Google will need to be integrated for the Learning domain.  The authentication will also need to be set to Google and teachers will need to log in using Google.


So, if teachers are logging into UC with Google but Learning is not set up for Google authentication for staff, then teachers will not see the Google Drive option.

God, how grateful I am for this instruction, thank you! it really helped me.

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