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Files

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The files tool allows the instructor to upload files to their course. Course files can be linked to any part of the course such as Assignments, Pages, Modules, etc.
To access your course files, click on the Files tab located on the left-side navigation in Canvas.

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On the Files page you will see your files organized with folders on the left and the contents of the folder to your right. The initial folder created is one named after your course. You can always add more folders to the course.

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You can create new folders within your course folder by clicking on the “+ Folder” button. Choose where you want to the folder to be and click on the add folder button.

 

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You will be prompted to name your folder. Once you do, hit the enter key and the folder will be created.

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To upload files click on the “Upload” button.

You will be prompted to locate the file. Once you locate the file click on Open to upload. Once the file is done uploading it will appear in your course.

You can always drag and drop files from folder to another. Simply select the file and drag to the new location.

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You also search for files by entering the file name or part of the name on the search text box located on top of the main directory.

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You also search for files by entering the file name or part of the name on the search text box located on top of the main directory.

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More about files in the Canvas User Guide

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