Google Assignment is a new feature of the Spring 2019 Gauchospace update. It is a set of tools that Google developed to seamlessly integrate Google Drive with learning management systems (LMS), like Gauchospace.
How does it work?
When you sign in and launch Google Assignment for the first time from Gauchospace, a folder titled Course Kit will be created in your Google Drive. There will be subfolders for each of your Gauchospace Course sites that use Google Assignments. Note the File path in the example circled below is My Drive > Course Kit > Your Gauchospace Site Name > Your Google Assignment Name.
When students submit an assignment, the file's ownership is transferred from the student to the instructor. When the assignment is graded and returned to the student, they regain ownership, but the instructor retains editing rights. This unique interface allows flexibility for editing and resubmission of student assignments.
What features are there?
Google Assignments tool allows students to submit files from their Google Drive to Gauchospace, and it also allows instructors to review and submit assignment files from Google Drive. One feature to note is the ability to see students' edit history for their assignments if they are submitted via Google Docs.
What if I'm a student?
If your instructor is using Google Assignments, you can upload files directly from your Google Drive. For more information, see Google Assignment for Students.
For more general information on Google Assignment, you can view Google's documentation.