Where are my course Files 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.

Course files include any content uploaded to your course. Files uploaded to your course will not count towards your personal file quota.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

View Course Files

All published course files can be viewed by all course users. However, some files may restrict access to specific users.


  • Instructors can drag and drop files from their personal files into course files.
  • If you want to see the Files for all your courses and/or groups, click the All My Files link.

View Files for Courses/Groups

Here you can see all the files from your courses and/or groups, as well as your personal files.