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

Select Page

Select 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].

Select Link Location

Select Link Location

In the Rich Content Editor, place your cursor where you wish to insert your 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 and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your page, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your page, click the Save button [2].

Note: If you try to navigate away from a page without saving, you will generate a pop-up warning.

Publish Button

When your page is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button [1]. The button will change from gray to green [2].

View Page

View Page

View the page.