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How do I view course files as an observer?

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 as an observer?

Observers may only be able to access certain course files.

Open Course

Open Course

In Global Navigation, click the Courses link [1], then click the name of the course [2].

Open Course Files

Open Course Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

Open a Folder

To open folder contents in the preview pane on the right-hand side, click an unlocked folder from the left-hand side.

Open File

Open File

Click the name of the file.

Preview File

The preview displays the file and file information details, as well as a link to download the file.

You can scroll through the document, zoom in and out, and view the document in full screen.

View Button

You can also preview a file by clicking the View button.

Download Files

Download Files

Click the Options icon [1] and then click the Download link [2].

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