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How do I manage My Files in the Canvas app on my iOS device?

You can manage all the personal files in your Canvas account in the Canvas app. If necessary, you can manage My Files to clear up space within your course account.

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

Notes:

  • The Unfiled Folder stores documents, graphics, and any other files from your account that you have posted to different areas of Canvas, such as Discussions. Deleting these items within current courses may create broken links and submissions.
  • You cannot delete files that have been submitted as an assignment.

Open Profile

Open Profile

In the Dashboard, tap the Profile icon.

Open My Files

Open My Files

Tap the My Files button.

Open Settings

Open Settings

Tap the Settings icon.

Manage My Files

Manage My Files

The Settings icon appears in every files window so you can build hierarchal levels of folders and files.

To create a new folder, tap the Add folder button [1]. To upload a file, tap the Upload file button [2]. To edit your file items, tap the Edit items button [3].

Note: You cannot move files from one folder to another or rename file items in the Canvas app.

Add Folder

Add Folder

To create a new folder, tap the Add folder button.

Save Folder

Save Folder

To create a new folder, type the name of the folder in the text field [1]. Tap the Save button [2].

Upload File

Upload File

To upload a file, tap the Upload file button. You can import and upload files from:

  1. Your camera
  2. Dropbox
  3. Any third-party application

Import from Camera

Import from Camera

To import a file from your camera, tap the media icon.

To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... button [1]. To choose an existing file from your photo library, tap the Choose from Library... button [2].

Import from Dropbox

Import from Dropbox

To import a file directly from Dropbox, swipe once to the left and tap the Dropbox icon.

Choose File

Choose File

Locate your file within Dropbox and tap the name of the file.

Upload from Third-party App

Upload from Third-party App

You can also upload existing files from additional third-party applications. Swipe to the left to read the instructions about how to upload files from external apps into Canvas.

Delete Item

Delete Item

To edit a file or folder, swipe to the left and tap the Delete button.

Note: If you try to delete a folder that contains files, Canvas will confirm whether or not you want to delete the folder.

Delete Multiple Items

Delete Multiple Items

To edit multiple file items, tap the Settings icon, then tap the Edit items button.

Tap the files or folders you want to delete [1]. The number next to the Delete link [2] will indicate the number of files to be deleted. You can select as many files as are listed. When you are finished selecting file items, tap the Delete link.