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

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You can view personal files that you've added to your account on the Canvas Student app.

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

Learn how to manage your personal files.

View Profile

View Profile

On the Dashboard, tap the Menu icon.

Open User Files

Open User Files

Tap the Files link.

View User Files

View User Files

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

File folders show how many file items are within a folder [3]. Individual files show the size of the file [4].  

View Files and Folders

View Files and Folders

To view files within a folder, tap the name of the folder [1].

To view a specific file, tap the name of the file [2]. If your device has an application installed that can display the file, you can view the file in the app.

Search Files

Search Files

To search for a file, tap the Search field [1]. 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 [2].

Notes:

  • You must type three or more characters for search results to display.
  • Search results will not include file folders.

View File

View File

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

To return to the file folder, tap the Back link [3].

Note: Not all file types support sharing.

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