Download multiple files directly from Module without preview

Idea created by Cathy Li on Sep 20, 2018
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    • Cathy Li
    • Rob Ditto
    • Rafael Augusto
    • cmcdivit
    • James Ashby
    • Diane Lee
    • Cynthia Hollingsworth

    Hi to Canvas development team and other canvas users,


    For the the Files under Module, every time when I would like to download a file, I need to click the file's blue link and this starts a new web page with the preview of the file. However, the preview is not always that necessary, especially when I just want to download the file (sometimes the preview takes time) and read offline (like MS Excel files can be presumed to read offline inevitably as the preview shows a different format), OR when there is a number of files required to download from the module web page and the content can be directly informed from the file names.

    Is there any possibility to add an function of downloading multiple files from the module web page directly, instead of opening the files individually (and starting a new page of preview) and then clicking download? For example, by right clicking the blue link and shows an entry of "Save file as ...", something like that may be helpful. My classmates share the same requirements with me.

    Hope this suggestion can be considered. Cheers!


    Cathy Li


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