How do I attach a file to a message?

Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). This lesson may include two images for specific steps to show the difference between the two designs. Unless otherwise indicated, the functionality and location of the components remain the same. The view available to you is determined by your institution.

You can upload supplemental files as part of your Conversations messages.

Note: Attachments appear in your user files in the Conversation Attachments folder and count against the files limit for your account.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In Global Navigation, click the Inbox link.

Open Inbox in Legacy UI

Open Inbox in Legacy UI

If you are using the legacy interface, in the Help Corner, click the Inbox link.

Compose Message

To start a new message, click the Compose icon.

Browse for Attachment

Browse for Attachment

To attach a file, click the Paperclip icon.

Select File(s)

Select File(s)

Select the file and click the Open button.

Select Multiple Files

Select Multiple Files

You can upload additional files by clicking the papercilp icon[1] again. If you accidentally select the wrong file, press the Delete icon [2] to remove it, or click the paperclip icon or double click the file to select a different file. When you are finished, click the Send button [3].

View Attachment(s)

View Attachment(s)

The attachments will appear below the message. To view the file, click the link.