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How can admin or instructor delete media files?

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How can I (admin) or an instructor remove media objects that are no longer being used in a course? The media objects (video) were included in quizzes and pages via the Rich Content Editor. If I export the course and unzip the export file, the video files are located in \web resources\media_objects. However, I can't find the media_objects folder in Canvas.

Any help will be appreciated. If we're not able to delete the video files via the Canvas UI, can they be deleted via REST API calls?

Thank you.

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joand@uw.edu,

Media files uploaded via the RCE tool are not really in the course.  They are uploaded to an external media server and then a link to the file is provided in the course.  There is nothing, other than the link, to actually delete from the course.


Robbie

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joand@uw.edu,

Media files uploaded via the RCE tool are not really in the course.  They are uploaded to an external media server and then a link to the file is provided in the course.  There is nothing, other than the link, to actually delete from the course.


Robbie

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