I've got an interesting problem, I'm wondering if anyone has encountered this or knows anything about it.
A faculty member uploaded a file into their course, created an announcement, hyperlinked the file into the announcement using the "Files" tab on the right side of the page, then saved the announcement. Students were unable to open the file, and when I tried (as an admin) I clicked on the link which took me to a blank page except for the word "Unauthorized".
To fix it, all I did was edit the announcement, remove the old link, and hyperlink in the file from the "Files" tab on the right side of the page. Students were then able to access the link. I checked the file numbers of the file that the faculty member linked in and the one I linked in and they were the same number, so this was the same file.
Any idea what is going on?