How do I delete a file or folder as an instructor?

You can delete a file or folder in courses, groups, or personal files. Once a file or folder is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

Note: The Unfiled Folder stores documents, graphics, and any other files from your account that you have posted to different areas of Canvas, such as Discussions. Deleting these items within current courses may create broken links and submissions. 

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Delete File

To delete a file, click the line item for the file [1]. Click the Delete icon [2]. Or click the Settings icon [3] and then click the Delete link [4].

Delete Folder

To delete a folder, click the line item for the folder [1]. Click the Delete icon [2]. Or click the Settings icon [3] and then click the Delete link [4].

Confirm Delete

Confirm Delete

Click the OK button.