How do I import .zip files as an instructor?
You can import .zip files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.
Note: If you do not know how to create a .zip file, please consult your computer operating system's user guide.
If you are not using the Usage Rights feature option (part of the New Files feature option), please view the New Files version of this lesson. If you are not using the New Files feature option, please view an archived version of this lesson.
Import through Files
You can import a .zip file directly in Files. In Course Navigation, click the Files link.
If you have .zip files you would like to upload, the Canvas system can automatically upload and unzip these files for you. Click the Upload button to select files.
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.
Note: Through this option, you must upload the .zip file to an existing folder in Files. You cannot create new folders through the Course Import Tool.
Select .zip Import
Choose Upload Destination
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.