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Embedding files in rich content editor

Question asked by Hongfu Chen on Oct 31, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2018 by Hongfu Chen

Did something change recently with how rich content editors embed files within the course? A few instructor has recently noticed that links are different when they are embedding course files in a page.

 

It used to look something like yourinstitution.instructure.com/course/xxxxx/files/xxxxx/download?wrap=1 which directly downloads a file for the student

 

It now looks like yourinstitution.instructure.com/files?verifier=nZkS9SE0W8Nsrxf6XIc2wl5g6uW2uMreYmRzuB9R&preview=5002821 which goes to a in browser preview of the files.

 

Was this a recent change or were those instructors using a different workflow to get the /download?wrap=1 link before? If so what is that workflow? Students in those courses prefer the old way where they never have to leave the page they were on and can download all files from there.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Edit: from this post Make a file read-only but Not Downloadable in C... | Canvas Community  it seems like the /download did used to be the default.

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