Canvas Studio: Files update

Document created by seth on Apr 2, 2015Last modified by Renee Carney on Feb 24, 2017
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Users need an improved file management experience, including more sortable metadata columns and a search box that will make it easier to find and manage files.


User goals

As a user with access to the course files page:

  • Search for files by file name
  • Preview files in a lightbox mode
  • Sort the list of files in a course by name or any of several other metadata elements:
    • Date the file was created
    • Date the file was last modified
    • Name of the person who last modified the file
    • Size of the file
  • Publish and unpublish files, like other course objects (assignments, quizzes, pages)
  • Upload and preview files without Flash


This feature was released into production Canvas on 12/20/15. Read the release notes here.

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