Canvas - Uploading Files

In your Canvas course, access the Files area, click Upload, choose the file(s) you want, and they will be added. Organize files into folders and make them accessible by adding to modules, pages, assignments, or discussions.

Do the following to upload files to your Canvas course.

  1. In your Canvas course, click Files to open your course's Files area.

    A red arrow points at the FIles link in a course.

  2. Click the Upload button.

    A red arrow points at the +Folder button

  3. Select a file to upload, and click Open. Your file(s) are uploaded to your course's Files area. 

Note that you can select multiple files by holding down your CTRL or CMD key while selecting files.

click to Select files
Important: Students cannot directly access your Files area. To make the files you have uploaded available to your students, do one of the following:
Note that you can organize files into folders you create.


KeywordsCanvas course, Files area, Upload, organize files, accessibility, modules, pages, assignments, discussions   Doc ID120231
OwnerKatherine P.GroupCETL
Created2022-08-03 16:30:11Updated2024-02-19 21:15:17
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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