Canvas - Adding Files to Canvas Modules

This article provides a concise set of instructions for adding files to your Canvas course module. Upload your files to the Files area, access the module, click the + button, select File from the dropdown list, choose your files, and click Add Item. The added file links are then accessible within your Canvas module, with the flexibility to reorder and rename them as needed for student clarity.
  1. Upload your file(s) to your course's Files area

  2. Locate the module you want to add content to, and click the module's + button.

     A red arrow points to the plug icon in the Module bar

  3. Select File from the Add dropdown list.

     A talk bubble points to the "Add" menu which reads "Select File, and files from your course's Files area appear below.". The mouse pointer is over the Add Item button.

  4. Click file names to select one or more files from the list that appears, and click the Add Item button.

    Click to select files

Links to your files are added to your Canvas module. 

Note: You can move or reorder items and rename file links to make them more meaningful to students. 

KeywordsCanvas course, module, add files, Files area, upload, instructions, + button, Add dropdown list, select file, Add Item, file links, reorder, rename, student clarity   Doc ID120232
OwnerKatherine P.GroupCETL
Created2022-08-03 18:26:08Updated2024-05-15 11:45:30
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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