How do I manage Course Files in the Canvas app on my iOS device?
Instructors can manage course files with the Canvas app.
The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.
In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Files icon.
Tap the Files link.
Tap the Add File icon.
Manage Course Files
The Add icon appears in every files window so you can build hierarchal levels of folders and files.
To create a new folder, tap the Add folder button . To upload a file, tap the Upload file button .
Note: You cannot move files from one folder to another or rename file items in the Canvas app.
To create a new folder, tap the Add folder link.
To create a new folder, type the name of the folder in the text field . Tap the Create Folder button .
To upload a file, tap the Upload file link. You can import and upload files from:
- Your camera
- Any third-party application
Import from Camera
To import a file from your camera, tap the media icon.
To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... button . To choose an existing file from your photo library, tap the Choose from Library... button .
Upload from Third-party App
You can also upload existing files from additional third-party applications. Swipe to the left to read the instructions about how to upload files from external apps into Canvas.
The selected file appears in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file .
If necessary, you can remove the file and import a new one by tapping the Delete icon .
Tap the Upload icon . The Canvas app highlights the file with a yellow box. Tap the Submit link .
To delete a file or folder, swipe to the left and tap the Delete button.
Note: Unlike in user files, deleting a folder will delete all files within the folder without any warning.