How do I create a folder in 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.

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

If you are not using the Usage Rights feature option, please view the archived version of this lesson.

Open Files

Open Files

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

Add Folder

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

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

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).