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Upload and Organize Course Files

Upload files to Canvas

  1. Log in to Canvas at canvas.brown.edu.
  2. Select a course in the Global Navigation menu on the left.
  3. Click Files in the Course Navigation menu.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Select the file to be uploaded from your computer.
  6. Click Open. The file will appear in the course folder.

Organize files

  1. Click + Folder to create a new folder.
  2. Enter the name of the folder, then press Enter.
  3. Drag and drop files and folders to organize them.
  4. To download, delete, or change access permissions for a folder or file, select the item. To select and edit multiple items at once, hold the Ctrl key and click the items you'd like to select.

    Note: To select a folder or file, click the row it is located in, not the name of the item.
  5. Once one or more items is selected, a toolbar will appear above the list of files and folders.
  6. To change access permissions for a file or folder, click the Manage Access icon [1]. In the dialogue box you can choose to lock the file completely or allow access when a link is shared with students.
  7. To download a file or folder, click the Download icon [2].
  8. To move a file or folder, click the Move icon [3].
  9. To delete a file or folder, click the Delete icon [4].

 

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