I am a teacher at Business Academy Aarhus (Denmark) and we've just started using Canvas. I have a question: I would like to create a files folder that students can upload their stuff into for all to see but I cant see how. Is there anyone that could help? Thanks in advance:-).
Br Nikolaj Mortensen
firstname.lastname@example.org, Canvas doesn't have the functionality for students to upload files and see each other's work in a folder. The closest to this would be an assignment where you set it up so everyone could peer review everyone else in the course.
Yet, they could share their files with each other in discussion posts. There is an option for you to allow students to attach files to a discussion under Settings and then students could add their file to their discussion post and be able to see everyone else's file.
I hope hope you find this information useful!
email@example.com, you can leverage groups to do this. If you place all of your students in the same group, they'll be able to view the shared files and folders for that group. (I'm suggesting this strictly for file viewing purposes, not for assignments, which is a different aspect of course management.) Check out https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10717-67952724469
Another alternative might be to leverage Google Sheets for this purpose, or even a GoogleDoc.
You could create a Google sheet with the list of files, a short description and a link to that file that is in a Google folder shared to the class (or even public), then embed the sheet in a Canvas Page. Below are some help resources..........
One of the advantages of this approach is that you can update both the sheet and the files from Google Drive anytime anything changes, and those changes would be automatically reflected in any course that you have embedded the sheet.
I hope this helps,