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What types of files can I upload to Canvas Student ePortfolios?

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".

What types of files can I upload to Canvas Student ePortfolios?

A variety of file types can be uploaded or imported to Canvas Student ePortfolios. 

Canvas Student ePortfolios projects can only accept file attachments up to 4 GB.

Upload File Types

The following file types can be uploaded to Canvas Student ePortfolios.

Media Files

  • 3GP
  • 3GPP
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • BMP
  • FLAC
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • JPE
  • JPG
  • OGG
  • M4A
  • M4V
  • MP3
  • MPEG
  • MPEG3
  • MPEG4
  • MPG
  • MSVIDEO
  • PNG
  • QUICKTIME
  • WAV
  • WEBM
  • WMA
  • WMV

Note: Some file types can only be added to a project if they are an assignment.

Microsoft Files

  • Microsoft Excel (XLS, XLSX, XLAM, XLSB, XLSM, XLTM, and XLTX)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (PPT, PPTX, POTM, POTX, PPSM, and PPSX)
  • Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX)
  • Word Open XML Macro-Enabled Document (DOCM, DOTM, and DOTX)

Other File Types

  • Adobe Illustrator AI
  • Adobe Photoshop PSD
  • Apple PAGES
  • Apple Keynote Presentation KEY
  • Apple Numbers NUMBERS
  • OpenOffice Text ODT and OTT
  • OpenOffice Spreadsheet ODS and OTS
  • OpenOffice Presentations ODP and OTP
  • Prezi Presentations
  • Sway Presentations
  • Sketchfab 3D Models
  • PDF
  • TIFF
  • TTF
  • TXT

Import Sources

Files and media can be imported from:

  • Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Box
  • Computer Hard Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • Instagram
  • OneDrive
  • Picasa
  • Soundcloud
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube

Note: OneDrive for Business is not currently supported.

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