The Files tool in Canvas provides online storage and file sharing in three places:
Personal Files, Course Files, and Group Files.
Exceeding your storage quota prevents you from uploading files to Discussions and My Files.
To make room for more file uploads, delete files in these two folders of your Personal Files until total file size is under 100 MB:
To view your Personal Files: in Canvas, go to Account > Files.
It’s OK - deleting files from My Files, leaves the attachments in place in assignments, discussions, and conversations!
|Personal Files includes these folders:||How are files added here?||Count in Quota||Can I delete these files?|
|My Files||Files uploaded by an individual to their personal Files||Yes||Yes|
|conversation attachments||A copy of files you attached to a conversation||Yes||Yes|
|profile pictures||Pictures you uploaded to your profile||No||Yes|
|unfiled||Files uploaded as a student to assignments and discussions||No||
Students can upload files into Group Files for group collaboration; these do not affect their personal files.
Course File Storage includes all files in a course’s Files that are unique to CSU’s Canvas system, and the course’s assignment submissions.
To see a course’s file size, look in the course’s Files tool, at the bottom left, below the left pane.
Media can require a lot of file space. Instructors, see Media Recommendations for great ideas on how to manage your video content.
Files uploaded directly into Course Files by Instructors count toward the Course Quota, (not their Personal File Quota).
Instructors have the option to restrict course file access from students by hiding the course Files link or locking course folders and files so they won’t be visible to students.
Students can upload or attach files for Course assignments or discussions.
|File location||Size limit|
|Individual file upload to personal Files||Up to the user’s Files quota of 100 MB.|
|Video and audio uploads via the media tool in a course||500 MB|