How do I upload a PDF to a page in a course?

You can upload PDFs to a page in Canvas.

Note: The Content Selector in Pages is currently associated with an account-level feature option that includes visual style updates and content section pagination. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector is the same. The Content Selector view available to you is determined by your institution.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View Pages

Pages is designed to open to the front page for the course, if there is a front page selected. To select a page from the Pages Index, click the View All Pages button.

Open Page

Click the title of the page you want to edit.

Edit Page

Edit Page

Click the Edit button.

Insert PDF Link

In the Rich Content Editor, place your cursor where you wish to insert the PDF document.

Open Files

Open Files

In the Content Selector, click the Files tab.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload a new file link.

Choose File

Choose File

Click the Choose File or Browse button.

Open File

Open File

Click the document you want to upload [1] and click the Open button [2].

Select Folder

Select Folder

Click the Folder drop-down menu and choose where you would like to store the file.

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload button.

View PDF Link

Look in the Rich Content Editor to be sure that the file was properly inserted where you left your cursor. If you look closely you will see the file name flash yellow the moment it is inserted in the page.

Save Page

Save Page

Click the Save button.

View Page

View Page

Preview the PDF file using one of the small icons next to the file name. The magnifying glass icon opens the PDF preview. The pop-out icon downloads the file to your computer.