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Canvas iOS - Managing Course Files in the Canvas iOS app. (for Instructors)

Instructors can manage course files with the Canvas iOS (e.g. iPhone and iPad) app.


The images in this document are shown from an iPhone display but unless otherwise noted an iOS tablet display will mirror the same steps. 

Open Course

Open Course

In the Courses tab, tap the name of the course you'd like to view. Or if it is available, tap the Files icon.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

Add File

Add File

Tap the Add File icon.

Manage Course Files

Manage Course Files

The Add icon appears in every files window so you can build hierarchal levels of folders and files.

To create a new folder, tap the Add folder button [1]. To upload a file, tap the Upload file button [2].

Note: You cannot move files from one folder to another or rename file items in the Canvas app.

Add Folder

Add Folder

To create a new folder, tap the Add folder link.

Create Folder

Create Folder

To create a new folder, type the name of the folder in the text field [1]. Tap the Create Folder button [2].

Upload File

Upload File

To upload a file, tap the Upload file link. You can import and upload files from:

  1. Your camera
  2. Dropbox
  3. Any third-party application

Import from Camera

Import from Camera

To import a file from your camera, tap the media icon.

Choose media source

To create a file by taking a photo or video, tap the Take Photo or Video... button [1]. To choose an existing file from your photo library, tap the Choose from Library... button [2].

Upload from Third-party App

Upload from Third-party App

You can also upload existing files from additional third-party applications. Swipe to the left to read the instructions about how to upload files from external apps into Canvas.

Select File

Select File

The selected file appears in your Files menu. Swipe to the left to locate the file [1].

If necessary, you can remove the file and import a new one by tapping the Delete icon [2].

Upload File

Upload File

Tap the Upload icon [1]. The Canvas app highlights the file with a yellow box. Tap the Submit link [2].

Manage Files

Manage Files

To delete a file or folder, swipe to the left and tap the Delete button.

Note: Unlike in user files, deleting a folder will delete all files within the folder without any warning.


If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:canvas ios iphone ipad manage course file app application instructor teacher professor class   Doc ID:75961
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-08-23 11:09 MDTUpdated:2018-06-13 09:23 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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