How do I upload a PDF to a Page?

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.

Select Page

Click the title of the page you want to edit.

Edit Page

Edit Page

Click the Edit button.

Select PDF Location

Select PDF Location

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.

Open File Uploader

Open File Uploader

Click Upload a new file.

Browse for PDF File

Browse for PDF File

Click the Choose File or Browse... button to browse your local desktop computer for your PDF file.

Select PDF File

Select PDF File

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

Choose a File Folder

Choose a File Folder

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

Upload File

Upload File

Click the Upload button to upload your file.

Verify PDF Upload

Verify PDF Upload

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 Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Preview PDF file

Preview PDF file

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.

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