How do I create a folder in Files?

Folders can be used to organize files in your course, group, or personal files.

If you are not using the Usage Rights feature option (part of the New Files feature option), please view the New Files version of this lesson. If your Files look different than shown in this lesson, please reference this version for help.

Open Files

Open Files

In Course, User, or Group Navigation, click the Files link.

Add Folder

Click the Add Folder button to create a new folder.

Name Folder

Type the name of the folder in the folder name field and press Return (on a MAC keyboard ) or Enter (on a PC keyboard).

View Folder

Your folder will appear in both panes of the Files view. You can organize your files on Canvas by moving them to folders.

Rename Folder

If ever you need to change the folder name, click the Settings icon [1] next to the folder and click the Rename link [2]. Change the name of the folder. Press Return (MAC) or Enter (PC).

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