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Convert Assignments


Many Michigan Virtual courses do not allow Google formatted assignments. Please follow the appropriate method to convert your assignment(s).


Download MS Word (docx) Files on a Chromebook

In courses, you may have assignments where you may be required to download Word (docx) files. If you are using a Chromebook that does not have the Word program then you may find that when you click on the link to download the file, you get a blank screen. Follow the process below to download MS Word Files on your Chromebook.

  1. First, two finger click on the link and select to save link as and then save the file.
  2. Next, go to your files and drag the file from where you saved it to Google Drive.
  3. Then, open up your Google Drive and it should show up in your recent files. You can then open the file and edit as necessary.
  4. At this point, you may turn the file(s) by following either the:

Convert a Single Google File to Microsoft Office Format

If a you have created a file in Google Drive and are asked to convert it to Microsoft Office format, please follow the process outlined below.

  1. Begin by opening the document in the appropriate editor.
  2. Next, select File and choose Download As and select Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint format.
    Screen capture of a Google Doc with the file menu expanded and Download as selected. An arrow points to the Microsoft Word option.
  3. Then your browser will download the file to your Chromebook.
  4. Complete the action by locating the file and attaching it to your assignment.

Convert Multiple Files from Google to Microsoft Office Format (Google Drive)

If a you have created multiple files in Google Drive and are asked to convert them to Microsoft Office format, please follow the process outlined below.

  1. First, go to the Google Drive website and then sign in with your Google account.
  2. Then locate and click files you need to convert.
  3. Next, right-click the selected documents and select Download.
    Screen capture of an example folder in Google Drive with three different file types selected. A pop-up menu appears when the user right clicks these documents. An arrow points to the Download option in the pop-up menu.
  4. Finally, your browser will download a single zip file which will contain the selected files.

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