Can my students edit an excel file that I upload under "files"? I want them to be able to do so.
Hi Carsta Simon Welcome to the Canvas Community. Yes....the absolutely can but they must download/save it first on their own. They can not simply open it up within Canvas and do anything with it.
I did this all the time with my own beginning computer applications class, giving them a partially-completed spreadsheet and then assigning them specific formulas/functions to apply, and then submitting it as an online assignment. You may want to make clear how to download something rather than open it, but otherwise they are absolutely able to edit it once they open it up in their own Excel program.
I hope this helps, Carsta!
I will add that if you want to review the student edits, then link to the Excel file in an assignment instructions, and ask the students to submit the edited file to the assignment. Learn how at How do I create an online assignment? | Canvas Instructor Guide | Canvas Guides (en)
I hope this is helpful,
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