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

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 upload PDFs to a Page in Canvas.

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. Click the View All Pages button to select a page from the Pages Index.

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.