How do I upload ZIP files as an instructor?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can import ZIP files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.
Through Course Settings, you must upload the ZIP file to an existing folder in Files. You cannot create new folders through the Course Import Tool.
If you do not know how to create a ZIP file, please consult your computer operating system's user guide.
Note: If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.
Import through Files
You can import a ZIP file directly in Files. In Course Navigation, click the Files link.
Click the Upload button.
Choose ZIP Option
View Upload Progress
You can track the progression of the upload by monitoring the progress bar.
Your files will be uploaded to Files in Canvas.
Import through Course Settings
You can also import files through the Course Import Tool in Course Settings. In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.
Select Content Type
View Import Progress
The Current Jobs menu will display the status of your import. Running reports will display a menu bar with the time remaining to generate the report.
Import statuses include queued, running, completed, and failed.
Open Files and view your imported files.