How do I make files accessible to students?
Hello Patrick and welcome to the Canvas Community! Are you referring to files that are in the Files tab? When you upload files to Canvas they should be available in the Files tab. If the files tab is enabled (under "settings" and "navigation"), then when the course is published the students should be able to access the files in this location if they themselves have not been locked. I personally prefer to keep the Files tab hidden and link to the files from a separate page or from a module itself, but this is just how I like students to access files I have uploaded. Here are a couple of documents that may be helpful.
How do I manage Course Navigation links?
How do I insert course files into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector as an instructor?
How do I add assignment types, pages, and files as module items?
I hope this helps!
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