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How do I view my user 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 my user files as an observer?

Personal files include profile pictures and other files uploaded to your personal Canvas file storage area. By default, each user has 50 MB of storage space in Canvas.

Open Files

Open Files

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Files link [2].

View User Files and Upload a File

View your files. To add a file, click the Upload button.

Select File From Computer

Select File From Computer

Browse to a file on your computer and click the Open button.

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 File

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

Create Folder

To create an empty folder, click the Add Folder button.

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