Apple iWork file previews are now available in the United States

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For Canvas and Apple customers in the United States, iWork files (.pages, .numbers, and .key) can be uploaded via Canvas apps on iOS or the web and they will now preview in Canvas’s DocViewer. This feature enhancement is live as of August 30, 2023.

With this feature enhancement, students can submit iWork files for their assignment directly into Canvas and the instructor can now view and annotate them in SpeedGrader, in addition to downloading the original iWork file, as was previously available. Additionally, this enhancement allows instructors to create “Student Annotation”assignments and provide an iWork file for students to annotate and submit.

This new feature does not require action by admins or instructors to enable, but does require that your account is within the United States. 

Please note that iWork submissions created prior to August 30, 2023, will not automatically convert; the file will need to be re-uploaded to enable the preview.