How do I create a file link in 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.

As an instructor, you can add a course file to a page by using the Content Selector.

Open Pages

Open Pages

In Course Navigation, click the Pages link.

View Pages

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

Open Page

Click the title of the page you want to edit.

Edit Page

Edit Page

Click the Edit button.

Open Files

Open Files

In the Content Selector, click the Files tab.

Open Course Files

Open Course Files

Click the Course files folder [1]. When it expands, click the subfolder where the file is located [2].

Insert Link

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

Insert File

In the Content Selector, click the name of the file [1] you want to insert into the Rich Content Editor. The name of the file will appear in the Rich Content Editor [2] and flash yellow. Then the name will turn blue, indicating it is a link.

Save Page

Save Page

Click the Save button.

View Page

View Page

View the page.