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Deleting a downloaded file as an assignment submission.

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Is it possible to delete a downloaded file that was submitted as an assignment?  If so, what are the directions to complete this action?

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Hi Laura,

When you say "delete", are you talking about deleting the file from your computer, or from Canvas?

If you have downloaded the file to your computer, you would delete it from your computer the same way that you would delete any other file.

If you are the instructor, you cannot delete a file from Canvas that was uploaded as an assignment submission.  That file is saved in the student's personal Files area, I believe.  However, if you are the student, files submitted as part of an assignment are stored in your Files area under Submissions.  There's a video about this at

212 - Files Overview on Vimeo 

Mike

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Hi Laura,

When you say "delete", are you talking about deleting the file from your computer, or from Canvas?

If you have downloaded the file to your computer, you would delete it from your computer the same way that you would delete any other file.

If you are the instructor, you cannot delete a file from Canvas that was uploaded as an assignment submission.  That file is saved in the student's personal Files area, I believe.  However, if you are the student, files submitted as part of an assignment are stored in your Files area under Submissions.  There's a video about this at

212 - Files Overview on Vimeo 

Mike

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