I am trying to retrieve lecture files from some classes I took last semester but my access seems to have expired. The professor said he doesn't control this protocol. Can I receive temporary access so that I may retrieve the files I need?
You, as a student, MA, do not have that ability, to my knowledge. You can check though. Go to the left-hand side and click on the Courses icon. Go to the bottom of the drop down menu to All Courses. Click here. You MAY be able to see the course. I'm writing from an instructor and administrator's point of view, so I apologize for not being more positive.
If you see the course, and it isn't under Past Enrollments, you may be able to retrieve the notes.
Best of luck~
Another option may be to ask for help from your school's Canvas administrator/support. How do I get help with Canvas as a student? will walk you through how to submit a ticket. While you may not be given permission to access the files, someone may be able to find them for you. If you still need them, it may be worth an ask.
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