Is there a way to delete files on canvas once they have been uploaded?
I have duplicates that I want to delete.
Martha, if these are files you submitted to assignments then no, you (or even your teacher) can't delete them.
Hi, Martha Cunningham Welcome to the Canvas Community! You didn't say if you were an instructor or a student, but since you used the word "submissions" in your question title, I'm going to go with that first. You cannot delete files that you've submitted to an assignment. If you have files to delete that aren't associated with assignment instructions, review How do I use Files as a student? , and then follow the instructions in How do I delete a file or folder as a student?
If you're an instructor, you can click on Files in the course navigation and click on a particular file; the trash can icon will appear in the bar at the top, and you can click on the icon to delete it. You can delete multiple files this way as well. Follow the instructions in How do I delete a file or folder as an instructor? to delete a file or folder, or to select multiple files or folders to delete.
There is no trash or delete option when I look at my files. See attachment.
I am a student and I was having a great deal of trouble uploading my
I have not had this trouble before although I am using Linux. Something
to have changed. I ended up uploading multiple copies of my assignment but
of them were visible to the teacher. I then went to a MAC and was able to
but in the process I have multiple copies of the assignment and some in the
lesson area. She is very confused so I wanted to clean it up and delete
it seems that I am unable to delete any files.
On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 2:34 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org <
Is there a way to rename or altogether prevent Canvas from altering the name of a file that you have submitted twice? After uploading a file with the same name for a second time on an assignment submission, it added a "-1" to the end of the file name. I understand this is meant to be helpful, but the file submitted was a java program file that will not compile or run correctly if the file name is altered. Instructors or TA's grading these kinds of assignments may not notice that this was automatically added to the end of the file name, and it could cause issues for students.
I am going to add this as a feature request. I have a couple of students for whom I had to resubmit assignments several times as there is a bug in Canvas that could not read the file correctly in speedgrader. I finally got a working version loaded, but want to delete all of the bad versions. I think the admin should have the ability to delete submissions (and so should the student). Otherwise, it is very hard to tell which is the good version.
This would be a very helpful feature. As the Canvas administrator on campus, I have faculty contact me several times each semester to ask to have submissions removed on behalf of their students. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do.
Yes, I agree. As a teacher, I have found it is common for students to mistakenly submit their work under the wrong assignment. There is no way to correct this currently, as teacher or student.
I definitely need this feature. We're not a 1:1 campus so students share devices, and on rare occasions have accidentally submitted an assignment while logged in as someone else. In these cases, it's detrimental to not have the ability to remove that submission.
Clay, you might be interested in voting and commenting on this feature idea - Allow Students to Delete Ungraded Submissions.
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