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Access to Linked Files in a Public Syllabus


We're exploring making syllabus 'public' to users logged in to our Canvas.  There is a pair of settings that I can toggle, and I'm looking at either

Visibility:  Course         

Syllabus:  Institution


Visibility: Course

Syllabus: Public

The idea is to make it so the syllabus page is available to anyone who is logged in to our canvas, regardless of membership in a specific course.   This seems to work, but if the teacher links to files in their syllabus, students clicking those links end up on an "unauthorized" page.   What's odd is that linked/embedded images do load for the non-member students.   It's only the link files that are unauthorized.

Is there a setting that would allow for public syllabus pages in which linked documents can be viewed?   

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 @glparker , do you know if the files have been published - I wonder if any of these settings are impacting this or not?


Community Coach
Community Coach

 @glparker ,

Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.