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I get the error message, "Google Docs Error: This error has been reported to Google and we'll look in it as soon as possible," when viewing the Syllabus and Weekly Overviews
Posted by on 09 May 2012 09:59 AM

If you are receiving the error message, "Google Docs Error: This error has been reported to Google and we'll look in it as soon as possible" when trying to view course materials (i.e. Syllabus, Rowan Online Standard Policies, Weekly Overviews, etc), follow the instructions listed below. This appears to be a browser-related issue with Google Docs. Many course documents, including the Syllabus, Weekly Overviews, Rowan Online Standard Policies and FAQs, are created in Google Docs and linked to your online and hybrid course. To fix this issue, download and use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (if you have not done so already), and clear your browser's cache and cookies.

Note: We do not recommend using Internet Explorer when accessing and using Canvas. Internet Explorer is not compatible with Canvas.

How to Download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

If you do not have Firefox or Google Chrome already installed on your computer, click on the links below and follow the on-screen instructions to install. 

How to Clear Your Browser's Cache

As you open webpages, browsers save the pages on your computer in a temporary location called the “cache.” To clear your browser's cache, follow the instructions provided below (depending on your browser):

How to Delete Your Browser's Cookies

  • Safari: 
    1. Click on Safari (in the menu bar) > Reset Safari
    2. Select the checkbox for Remove all cookies.
    3. Click Reset
  • Firefox:
  • Google Chrome: 
    1. Click the Wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
      wrench icon 
    2. Select Tools.
    3. Select Clear browsing data.
    4. In the dialog that appears, select the Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data checkbox.
    5. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Select beginning of time to delete everything.
    6. Click Clear browsing data.

If you are still getting the error message after downloading Firefox or Chrome, and clearing your browser's cache and cookies, submit an online support ticket.

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