It would save a ton of time to be able to revise files directly in Canvas, as opposed to downloading them, revising them, deleting the old file and uploading the new one.
Hey Janet Sedlar Welcometo the Canvas Community! Thank you so much for taking the time to join and let us know how things are going for you. I can understand where you are coming from. I am going to look around and see if there are any similar ideas like this already out there, but I wanted to tell you about a feature of Canvas that might save you some time if you don't already know about it. If you keep the file name exactly the same as it was originally, when you upload the revised version to the Files area of Canvas, it will ask you if you would like to "Replace" the existing file. If you choose yes, it will update any links and document previews to reflect the revised version.
I think what you are asking is quite possible by using the Google LTI. It's easy to embed the doc right into any page/discussion/document/assignment and make it a dynamic document so that any changes made to that Google doc (whether from within Canvas or just from Google doc itself) automatically updates! This is how we have our faculty post their Syllabi, etc.
@Voted! Janet, all of our faculty here at Wharton are seeking a clearer file replacement capability, one that is more evident and intuitive than the "use exact same filename" workaround Adam mentions (documented in How do I upload a file to a course? under the Replace Duplicate File heading).
I'll shortly link to this idea from some related pages and predecessor ideas elsewhere in the Community, in hopes that customers who suggested this feature in the past can find and upvote your newly submitted idea.
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