What are Files?
Files are where you upload course files, syllabi, readings, or other documents. Instructors can lock the folders so students cannot access your files. Files can be placed in Modules, Assignments, or Pages. Files and folders are put in alphabetical order and cannot be rearranged.
Within the Files tool, users can rename, delete, organize, and upload files. Users can also batch upload a .zip file or download entire directories as .zip files. There is no limit on the size of the file to upload, but be aware of the amount of file storage set by the institution for the course. Also, remember the folders and files are in alphabetical order and cannot be rearranged.
Canvas users will find access to files (documents, images, media, etc.) in three different places:
- Personal files, located in each user's profile (students, teachers, and TAs)
- Course files, located in each course (students, teachers, and TAs unless files are locked by the teacher)
- Group files, located in each group (students and teachers who are enrolled in groups)