Canvas for Instructors - Uploading Files to Canvas

Instructors can upload individual or multiple files to their Canvas courses.

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.




Keywords:Canvas, files, file, upload, uploading   Doc ID:120231
Owner:Katherine P.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2022-08-03 16:30 CSTUpdated:2023-01-18 16:48 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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