If a file is uploaded and published, but FILES is greyed out, can a student still access it? The file is not linked within any module.
Hi Colette Perkins Welcome to the Canvas Community. Good question! No; they cannot access it, assuming (as you state) that it is not linked from anywhere else, within a page somewhere, or within an assignment that is published. In fact, this is an excellent reason to use--constantly--the Student View in Canvas. This will work even within courses that are unpublished. Go to Student View, and try to find the file. Use every method you can think of. If you cannot get to it...case closed! You will find that Student View is your best buddy in Canvas; while it will not work perfectly everywhere (such as for student groups or peer reviews) it is pretty darned good most of the time.
I hope this helps, Colette!
Thank you Ken! This is exactly what I needed to know and I appreciate the "student view" tip!
Happy to help, Colette!
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