How do I bulk upload files to my course?

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.

If you have a lot of files to add to your course, you can bulk upload them.

Notes:

  • You can also bulk upload files by dragging and dropping the files into Canvas from your computer. However, sometimes too many files can cause problems. If you have more than 50 files, try zipping the files and uploading the ZIP file into your course.
  • If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Upload Files

Upload Files

Click the Upload button.

Open Files

Open Files

Select the files you want to upload to your course [1]. Click the Open button [2].

View Upload Process

View Upload Process

View the progress bars for the file uploads.

View Files

View the added files.