What document types does Canvas convert using the document previewer?

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
  • .zip
  • .pdf
  • .odt
  • .odp
  • .ods
  • .odg
  • .odf
  • .sxw
  • .sxc
  • .sxi
  • .txt
  • .html
  • .rtf

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.