Google Drawings

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What is Google Drawings? Drawings is a canvas tool for diagramming, creating collages or digital posters, and other visual elements. Drawings can shared collaboratively, and they can be downloaded as image files, which can be inserted in Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sheets.

Start arrow New to this Google tool?

Check out our "Basics" section for resources to get you started off on the right foot.

Compass Ready to learn more about this Google tool and go further?

Take a look at our "Tips & Tricks" section to get ideas and suggestions.

Open padlock Not sure if your students have access to this Google tool?

The "Who can use" section outlines which grade levels have access to this tool.

Rocket taking off Wondering how this Google tool ties into Deeper Learning?

You've come to the right place! Scroll down to our Deeper Learning section for ideas and resources.

Google Drawings basics

You can access Google Drawings from:


Google Drawings tips & tricks

Who can use Google Drawings?

Google Drawings permissions & access

All staff and students in SFUSD have access to create, edit, & share Google Drawings.

If you have any questions, please submit a Help Desk ticket.

Deeper Learning has 4 core instructional priorities

Person looking at some images and text while thinking Inquiry

The thinking and questioning of students is the focal point. Students build connections to prior learning and experiences, and are independent learners who make their thinking visible.

Three students working together Collaboration

Students interact in meaningful ways through conversation, or participation in collaborative structures. The educator serves as facilitator and a collectivist or communal approach is used. 

Three people linked with a dotted line to an image of a book Equitable Access & Demand

Curricula is designed and instruction is delivered to ensure access for all and cognitive demand for “each and every” student, supporting independence, not dependence.

Two people talking or communicating Assessment for Learning

Students are provided with time, space and support to set goals, assess learning, track progress and present their growth. Students are seen as co-designers of their assessment, owning and sharing their learning.


To learn more about Deeper Learning in SFUSD, visit the Deeper Learning Towards the Graduate Profile website.

Assessment for Learning

Options for demonstrating learning

Google Drawings is a great tool to offer as an option for students to demonstrate what they know. With the option to insert text boxes, images, shapes, and arrows, Drawings offers lots of ways to illustrate a concept, and with the same collaborative sharing settings as Docs, Sheets, and Slides, students can work together on the same Drawing to show what they learned. You can also add comments on Drawings, making a great space for feedback and questions so that students can revise their work to continue learning.

This page was last updated on November 29, 2022