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john_halstead
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how to copy files

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how do I copy a file so I have two files in my quizzes category, same file, different names?

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Chris_Hofer
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Hello  @john_halstead  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thank you for posting your question.  I can think of a couple options for you to consider:

  • If you have a copy of the file on your computer already, in the folder where the file is located, single-click on the file, then press Ctrl+C on your keyboard to "Copy" it.  Deselect the file, and then while in the same folder, press Ctrl+V to paste the file.  This will create a copy of the file which you can then re-name and upload as a separate copy to your Canvas course "Files".  How do I upload a file to a course? 
  • If you do not have a copy of the file on your computer, you should be able to go to your course "Files" area, download a copy of the file to your computer, re-name it, and then re-upload it back to your Canvas course.  How do I download a single file as an instructor? 

I hope one of these options will be of help to you, John.

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Chris_Hofer
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Hello  @john_halstead  Welcome to the Canvas Community.  Thank you for posting your question.  I can think of a couple options for you to consider:

  • If you have a copy of the file on your computer already, in the folder where the file is located, single-click on the file, then press Ctrl+C on your keyboard to "Copy" it.  Deselect the file, and then while in the same folder, press Ctrl+V to paste the file.  This will create a copy of the file which you can then re-name and upload as a separate copy to your Canvas course "Files".  How do I upload a file to a course? 
  • If you do not have a copy of the file on your computer, you should be able to go to your course "Files" area, download a copy of the file to your computer, re-name it, and then re-upload it back to your Canvas course.  How do I download a single file as an instructor? 

I hope one of these options will be of help to you, John.