Once I select a document from the Google Doc repository, it will not embed into the page/resource. Any options I choose always result in a link that says "Click here..."
You will need to use embed code for this. The repository converts docs to files.
Well then the word "embed" is misleading. Then there is also no difference in the way the different options display your Google Doc (embed, force download, in pup-up). In fact none of those options do (in my experience) what they say they will do.
Having to create embed code is a bit of a pain. When upgrading to Moodle 2+ one of the big updraws was embedding Google Docs within Moodle easily.
Is there a better way to emded a Google Doc then creating a page and writing embed code?
Gdocs will generate the embed code for you if you publish a doc. You need to paste the code into the editor using HTML source view. Keep in mind that some activities like forum will strip embed code for security reasons. It would be nice to have a Gdocs filter like in Mahara.
"When upgrading to Moodle 2+ one of the big updraws was embedding Google Docs within Moodle easily."
Did you see this in release notes or a discussion? I agree that being able to embed from the file picker would be great, but the current behavior is still a big improvement over 1.9 and prior.
I assumed that Google Docs could be embedded first through discussion, and then once the plugin uses "embed" as an option. If it doesn't embed, why is it an option?
Moodle 2 is a big improvement as a whole. But the way I will be embedding Google Docs is identical to 1.9.
The thing is, I feel like this isn't a big deal to have work. Wouldn't the embed checkbox just have to create the embed tags surrounding the page? Maybe I'm being overly fussy.
I am wondering how auto embedding Google Docs would work for things like online text. If a student were to embed a doc to submit an online text assignment, he/she would be able to circumvent the due date. The teacher would never be able to cut off editing. The only way a teacher would know if the student revised after the due date is to have access to revision history. That would only be available if the document were shared.