Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Mar 28, 2020

    How do I edit an HTML file in a course?

    To edit an HTML file in your course, you will need download your previously uploaded HTML file to your computer, edit and save your HTML file, and then upload your HTML file again.

  • Folders can be used to organize files in your course, group, or personal files.

  • Course files include any content uploaded to your course. By default, each course has 500 MB of storage space in Canvas. Administrators can change the quota for the entire institution or on a course-by-course basis. Files uploaded to your course will not count towards your personal file quota.

    If the Course Files link is shown in the Course Navigation menu, course files can be viewed by any user in the course. Learn how to manage Course Navigation links.

    Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in a course, you cannot access files from your user files. To add files to a course, the file must reside in the files for the course. However, you can embed images from your user files using the Rich Content Editor.

  • You can download folders from your files in a ZIP format.

  • You can import ZIP files to Canvas through Files or Course Settings.

    Through Course Settings, you must upload the ZIP file to an existing folder in Files. You cannot create new folders through the Course Import Tool.

    If you do not know how to create a ZIP file, please consult your computer operating system's user guide.

    Note: If you are using Usage Rights, you must set the file usage rights before the files can be published.

  • You can move and organize the files in your course by dragging and dropping files or using the Move options for each file. Files are always organized in alphabetical order, so you are not able to rearrange the organizational structure of files, but to locate a file you can always sort files by column.

  • You can delete a file or folder in courses, groups, or personal files. Once a file or folder is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

    Note: The Unfiled Folder stores documents, graphics, and any other files from your account that you have posted to different areas of Canvas, such as Discussions. Deleting these items within current courses may create broken links and submissions. 

  • You can download a single file from any file storage area in Canvas.

  • You can preview a file in a course, group, or personal file storage area.

  • Updated on: Mar 27, 2020

    What are Quizzes?