Allow Drag and Drop reordering of Files

Idea created by Shawn Deloach on Sep 14, 2015
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    in Files, it would be really much better to be able to set an order for the files (via drag and drop), without having to number them with pre-fix 01, 02, 03 to dupe the system. 



      Comments from Instructure


    March 2016 update from Allison Weiss

    I'd like to learn more from voters on this thread about why a custom sort would be useful. We'd love all the details around the workflows in Canvas that have you looking in Files and frustrated because perhaps you can't find exactly what you need OR frustrated because files that are used together are not visually grouped together. Please tell us more what aspect of files today has you looking for custom arrangements. Also, please comment on how folders do or do not meet your needs.


    In general, file systems are not designed to support custom drag and drop. They are usually conceived of as "tables" with sortable columns (name, created_at, type). What I'd like to know is how a custom sort order would benefit you? And would you be willing to give up the sortable column paradigm in return?


    We will archive this for now, but feel free to leave additional comments about the potential benefits of this idea.