What document types does Canvas convert using the document previewer?

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.

Canvas supports a variety of document types that can be converted in Canvas.

Document Preview Files

The following file types are supported for the auto preview in Canvas:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .ppt
  • .pptx
  • .pps
  • .ppsx
  • .zip
  • .pdf
  • .odt
  • .odp
  • .ods
  • .odg
  • .odf
  • .sxw
  • .sxc
  • .sxi
  • .txt
  • .html
  • .rtf
  • .key

Crocodoc and Document Previewer

Crocodoc and Document Previewer

If the submitted file is an assignment and Crocodoc supported file type, the file will be rendered by Crocodoc in SpeedGrader. If the submitted file is not an assignment or a Crocodoc supported file type, the file will be rendered by the Canvas document previewer or Google Previewer.