I need to start off admitting I am the world’s worst and slowest typist. Last night I wrote out a length missive for my students directly into Canvas as a discussion posting. Before I closed for the evening, I did some checking/proofing on some other work and found a discussion message I thought I had deleted. Being somewhat tired, I click and deleted it – however it was not “it.” The one I deleted was the lengthy one I meant to keep. All of this was totally my fault.
However, Canvas has no way to recover a deleted file. That makes no sense. Surely, I am not the only dingdong to have deleted a file unintentionally. This will be the last time I type directly into Canvas. I will write it in Word and then post it. That is a step that should not be necessary in a good LMS. I contacted the Canvas help folks on chat and was informed that recovering a deleted file was not an available option/action and I should contact this address and request it to be considered for adoption.
My suggestion/request is to have a method for recovering deleted files/discussion items, etc.
Thanks for considering it.