How do I add a file to my course?

To add a file to your course, make sure you are in the course you wish to add the file to.

Note: Video and audio uploads to Canvas through the media tool can be up to 500 MB in size.

Open Files

Open Files

Click the Files link.

Add Files

Click the Add Files link to upload files.

Select Files

Select Files

Click the title of the file you wish to upload [1] and click the Open button to upload the file.

Monitor Uploads

Monitor Uploads

A progress bar will appear at the top of screen tracking the progress of your file upload.

View Files

View Files

All files will be organized in alphabetical order.

Adding Files in Chrome, Firefox & Safari

Some web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Safari) contain a unique feature that allows the user to add to files by simply dragging and dropping the files from a file window directly into the Canvas file repository. Click the title of the file you wish to add [1] and drag the file to your open browser [2]. Your file will automatically upload.

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