Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Student Android Guide InstructorHow do I manage Course Files in the Canvas Student app on my Android device?

How do I manage Course Files in the Canvas Student app on my Android device?

Instructors can manage course files with the Canvas Student app. However, you cannot create new folders, move files from one folder to another, or rename file items in the Canvas Student app for Android.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: All uploaded files on the Canvas Student app will be available to students.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Course Navigation

Open Announcements

Tap the Course Navigation menu.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

Manage Files

Manage Files

To manage a file, tap and hold the file.

View File Options

To open the file, tap the Open link [1]. To download the file, tap the Download link [2]. To delete the file, tap the Delete link [3].

Note: You cannot create new folders, move files from one folder to another, or rename file items in the Canvas Student app for Android.

Upload File

Upload File

To upload a new file to a folder, tap the Upload icon.

Note: If you want an uploaded file to appear in a specific folder, open the folder before uploading the file. File items that are uploaded in the Root Course Folder will be placed in the unfiled folder.

Select File Location

Select File Location

You can upload a file:

  1. By taking a photo with your camera
  2. From your Android photo gallery
  3. From apps on your Device
  4. From other apps

View Attached File

View Attached File

Once the Canvas Student app has located or created your file, the file will appear in the attached files list [1].

If necessary, you can remove the imported file by tapping the Remove icon [2].

Add Additional Files

Add Additional Files

You can upload additional files by tapping the Add Item link.

Upload File

Upload File

When you have finished uploading files, tap the Upload link.

Note: Unless you opened a specific file folder before uploading the file, your file will appear in the unfiled folder. All uploaded files will be available to students.