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.
On the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.
Files displays file folders  and file items . To view file items within a folder, tap the name of the folder. To view a specific file, tap the name of the file.
File folders display how many file items are within a folder . Individual files display the size of the file .
To search for a file, tap the Search field . Then enter the name of the file you want to view.
To open the file, tap the name of the file in the search results .
- You must enter three or more characters for search results to display.
- Search results will not include file folders.
View the course file . You can also share the file by tapping the Share icon .
Note: Not all file types support sharing.