How do I download a single file 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 download a single file from any file storage area in Canvas.

If you are not using the Usage Rights feature option, please view the archived version of this lesson.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Download File

Download File

Click the Settings icon [1]and then click the Download link [2].

View File

View File

Your file will download to your desktop. Open the appropriate folder to view the file.

Note: The file may be saved to the Downloads folder on your computer.