How do I attach a file to a Discussion reply 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 attach a file to a Discussion reply using the attachment icon. Attached files are also uploaded to your Personal Files in the unfiled folder.

Notes:

  • You can only upload one attachment in your reply.¬†Once an attachment is posted to a discussion post, the attachment cannot be deleted.
  • Instructors have the option to not allow students to attach files to Discussions. If you cannot attach a file, this feature has been disabled.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Open Discussion

Click the title of the discussion you want to participate in.

Create Reply

Create Reply

Click the reply field.

Attach File

Attach File

After adding content using the Rich Content Editor to the discussion reply [1], click the Attach link [2].

Note: If you cannot attach a file, this feature has been disabled.

Browse for File

Browse for File

Depending on your browser, click the Choose File or Browse button to locate personal files on your computer.

Select File Upload

Select File Upload

In the file window, locate and click the name of the file [1]. Click the Choose or Open button [2].

Note: You can only upload one attachment in your reply.

Post Reply

Post Reply

Click the Post Reply button.

View Discussion Reply

View Discussion Reply

View your discussion reply. Your attached file will appear under the text.