How do I move and organize my files?

Note: Files are organized in alphabetical order. While you can still move files into folders, you cannot rearrange the alphabetized structure of the files and folders.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Move Files

Hover over the file you wish to move and once you see the four-direction arrow, click and drag the file to the desired location. Once you see the folder highlighted, release your mouse. The file has been moved.

Note: You can only move a file within the right pane or from the right pane to the left pane. Files are organized in alphabetical order. While you can still move files into folders, you cannot rearrange the alphabetized structure of the files and folders.

Organize Files

Your files can be easily managed using a basic click-and-drag method; however, you can only drag from right to left or within the right pane. You cannot drag from left-to-right. You can see several image files in the Files area; however, you can move them into a dedicated folder called “Private Files." You will need to individually drag and drop each file from within the right file pane. Files are organized in alphabetical order. While you can still move files into folders, you cannot rearrange the alphabetized structure of the files and folders.

Move Files from Right to Left

Drag and drop from the right pane to the left pane.

Replace Uploaded File

Replace Uploaded File

You can replace or rename files once they have been uploaded to Canvas by clicking Add Files in Files. If the file already exists in the folder, you will be asked if you want to replace or rename it.

  1. To rename the file, click Rename New Files and there will be a copy made.
  2. To replace the file, click Overwrite and the file will be replaced.

Rename File

Click the Pencil icon to rename the file.

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