How do I view Course Files in the Student app on my iOS device?

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You can view course files with the Canvas Student app. You can also view your personal files.

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

Note: The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If Files is not available in Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

Open Course

Open Course

On the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

Note: You may have to swipe your screen to view the Files link.

View Files

View Files

Files displays file folders [1] and file items [2].

To view file items within a folder, tap the name of the folder. To view a specific file, tap the name of the file.

View Details

File folders display how many file items are within a folder [1]. Individual files display the size of the file [2].

View File

View File

View the course file [1]. You can also share the file by tapping the Share icon [2].

Note: Not all file types support sharing.

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