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Canvas as file repository

Question asked by Stein Tore Sønsteli on May 11, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2016 by Ken Black

Is it possible to use Canvas as a file repository in order to be able to link to, say, a pdf user manual from multiple courses? As far as I can see there are just two places to store files; My Files and Course Files.


Let's say you have a few courses, made by different teachers, that all need to link to a pdf file. The pdf file must be replaceable with a newer version while still maintaining its link, for example by just uploading a new version with the same filename.


I guess you could just link to an external url containing the document, but it would be ideal to be able to keep all files inside Canvas.