How do I set storage quotas for an account?

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In the Quotas tab, you can set default account quotas for courses, users, and groups. You can also set quotas by Course ID or Group ID.

You can view the total number of files used across the entire account in account statistics.

Open Account

Open Account

Click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Settings

Open Settings

The settings portion of your account is only available to Canvas admins.

In Account Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Quotas

Open Quotas

Click the Quotas tab.

View Default Account Quotas

View Default Account Quotas

In the Default Account Quota section, you can view the default quotas assigned to each course, user, and group [1].

To change quotas, type a new number in the quota fields. Changing the quota will change the quotas for courses, users, and/or groups for the entire account.

Click the Update button [2].

Find Manually Settable Quotas

Find Manually Settable Quotas

In the Manually Settable Quotas section, you can search for a course or group with a specific quota. In the ID field [1], select Course ID or Group ID. In the text field [2], enter the ID of the course or group. Click the Find button [3].

Note: The course ID is located at the end of your course URL (i.e. canvas.instructure.com/courses/XXXXXX
, and the group ID is located at the end of the URL (i.e. canvas.instructure.com/courses/XXXXXX/groups/XXXXX).

Update Quota

Update Quota

Canvas displays the course or group and the quota [1]. To change the quota, enter a new number in the quota field. Click the Update Quota button [2].

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