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How do I view Course Files in the Student app on my Android device?

Find your school's Canvas URL

To find your school or institution's Canvas URL, begin typing the name of your school/institution. Results will appear after you type at least 3 characters. For best results be as specific as possible. If you can't find your school, try using any part of your school's name or searching for your school district or state. You may also need to search for the school using the acronym or full name, for example "USU" and "Utah State University".

How do I view Course Files in the Student app on my Android device?

You can view course files with the Canvas Student app. You can also view your personal files.

The images in this lesson are shown for a phone display, but unless otherwise noted, tablet displays mirror the same steps.

Note: The Course Navigation menu matches the browser version of your Canvas course. If Files is not available in your Course Navigation, it will also be hidden from view in the app.

Open Course

Open Course

In the Dashboard, tap the name of the course you'd like to view.

Open Files

Open Files

Tap the Files link.

Note: You may need to swipe your screen to view Files in the Course Navigation menu.

View Files

View Files

Files displays file folders [1] and file items [2] identified by icon type.

File folders show how many file items are within a folder [3]. Individual files show the size of the file [4].  

View File Items

View File Items

To view file items within a folder, tap the name of the folder [1].

To view a specific file, tap the name of the file [2]. If your device has an application installed that can display the file, you can view the file in the app.

Search Files

Search Files

To open the search field, tap the Search icon.

Open File

Open File

To search for a file, type the file name in the search field [1]. To open the file, tap the name of the file [2].

Notes:

  • You must type three or more characters for search results to display.
  • Search results will not include file folders.
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