I can't view any of the files or powerpoints for my classes without downloading them. Is there a way to fix this?
Hi Hanna Laverty Welcome to the worldwide Canvas Community! Hanna, this should be a setting that can be enabled in the browser you are using. I did a quick search using everyone's favorite search engine, Google, and found this for Chrome users: How to Change Google Chrome Downloads Settings: 7 Steps and this for Firefox users: Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file | Firefox Help . I did not check others, but I imagine you can find similar settings for most other browsers.
Insofar as Canvas specifically is concerned, IF your instructors have left the Files menu area available (and not all do), if you head to Files and click directly on the file name, Canvas should automatically display it in the Canvas previewer, which is called DocViewer; it should not be downloading it.
Hope this helps a bit.
[Last second edit] - Oh, and most attachments in Assignments, Pages, etc. should have a little magnifying glass/previewer icon next to it. This allows you to preview the document in the DocViewer program without downloading it.
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