Update an existing file - an easy way?

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I'm new to Canvas, but it seems there is no way to update an existing file in a course. Is my finding correct?

That means that if I have included the existing file in a page and maybe other places in a course, I'll have to "delete the old file", "upload the new version of the file", and "manually re-insert the links to the file" ... easy of use? ... I do not think so.

Kind regards,


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 @michael3 ​ - as you noted as long as you don't change the name of the file then you can just upload it in your files and Canvas will ask you if you want to replace the file or rename it.


If you have the file in multiple courses then using a Google Doc as  @hochmucr ​ suggested is a great way to manage things. You could also serve up the file from a Dropbox account or something like that.

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