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Recent Updates

  • Users can edit permissions for files, including setting the state of the file (published or unpublished), make files available to students who have the link, or schedule availability dates for the files.

    When the link restriction is set (only available to students with the link), the file can only be viewed if they are given the link to the file. However, this option only allows files to be hidden from students in Course Files. This functionality is not valid outside of the Files feature. For instance, if a file with a link restriction is added to a Module or Assignment, the file can always be viewed by students.  

    When the student availability date restriction is set, students can view the name and information for the file. In addition to Course Files, files with an availability date restriction can be viewed anywhere in Canvas (such as when the file is added to Modules or Assignments), but the file will be locked and they cannot view the actual file until the specified date.

    Note: You can also restrict a file or folder as part of setting usage rights for files or setting usage rights for folders.

  • Updated on: Nov 20, 2020

    What options can I set in a quiz?

    When you create a quiz, you have a variety of options to choose from within a quiz.

  • If your institution has enabled the SCORM LTI, you can upload SCORM ZIP files as assignments, discussions, or quizzes in your course (per the applicable package content). SCORM is a technical standard for many e-learning products and is often used to create course content. Once enabled, the SCORM Link will appear in the Course Navigation menu. SCORM packages are imported as External Tool Assignment submissions.

    To enable your SCORM content as a stand-alone HTML site, you may need to re-export your SCORM content.

    If you are interested in uploading non-assignment SCORM content into a course, learn how to import .zip content into Course Files.


    • The SCORM LTI must be enabled in External Apps at the account level before it can be used in courses. If you are an administrator, please contact your Customer Success Manager for assistance.
    • If you delete a SCORM assignment from the Assignments, Discussions, or Quizzes pages, the assignment will still appear on the SCORM page, and if you try to open the assignment, Canvas will generate an error. However, if you delete the assignment from the SCORM page, the assignment will also be deleted from all other applicable Canvas locations.
    • Canvas supports the following versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Edition).
    • SCORM is not available in beta or test environments of Canvas.