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How do I view Course Files in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

You can view course files with the Canvas app. You can also view your personal files.

If you are an instructor, you can manage files for your course.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If you are a student and Files is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Files icon.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

View Files

View Files

Files displays file folders [1] and file items [2]. File folders are identified by a file folder icon.

View File Items

View File Items

To view file items within a folder, tap the name of the folder [1].

To view a specific file, tap the name of the file [2].

View File

View File

View the course file [1]. You can also share the file by tapping the Share icon [2].

Note: Not all file types support sharing.