How do I manage my User Files in the Student app on my Android device?

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You can manage all the personal files in your Canvas account in the Canvas Student app.

If you want an uploaded file to appear in a specific folder, open the folder before uploading the file. File items that are uploaded in the Root User Folder will be placed in the unfiled folder.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Open User Menu

Open User Menu

In the Dashboard, tap the User Menu icon.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

Manage My Files

Manage My Files

To open a file, tap the name of the file [1]. To manage a file, tap the Options icon [2].

View File Options

View File Options

To rename the file, tap the Rename option [1]. To delete the file, tap the Delete option [2].

Note: You cannot create new folders, move files from one folder to another, or download files in the Canvas Student app.

Add New Item

Add New Item

To upload a new file or folder, tap the Add button.

Note: If you want an uploaded file to appear in a specific folder, open the folder before uploading the file. File items that are uploaded in the Root User Folder will be placed in the unfiled folder.

Add Folder

Add Folder

To add a new folder, tap the Folder button.

Name Folder

Name Folder

Enter the name of your folder [1], then tap the OK link [2].

Add File

Add File

To add a new file, tap the Upload button.

Select File Location

Select File Location

Select the location of your file. You can take a new photo from your camera [1], find a file in your photo gallery [2], or search your device for a file [3].

Upload FIle

Upload FIle

Once your file has been selected, it will display in the Attachments window [1]. To remove the file, tap the Remove icon [2]. To add another file, tap the destination for the file [3].

To upload your file, tap the Upload button [4].

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