Can you upload a PowerPoint file so students can see it, but not download it?
I found this discussion thread that I think might be helpful to you. Restricting file downloads
Hi Richard Berg
We have Office365 integration and OneDrive.
I found a file in my OneDrive and clicked on the Share button (top right)
In the Share options I was able to select Block download.
Once I pressed Apply I pressed the Copy Link button to get the link.
I then added the link to a Module through the External Link settings and Load in New Tab option
Going on as a different user I opened the file to see this:
If I click on File there are no options to save/download/print:
Obviously the file does not play as a PowerPoint and you have to select Play from the Slideshow options:
So I then thought, what happens if you now add this through the External Tool feature of the Office365 integration....
So I added it through the external tool:
To add to the Module:
When I clicked on the link to open it and download a copy:
I could download it -
This sort of makes sense as the link is the original file not to the link I created with the Share rules.
That said it would be REALLY COOL if Microsoft included this as part of their Office365 integration with Canvas Canvas User Group: Office 365
I did some more digging and found this page:
Make a file read-only but Not Downloadable in Canvas
If you scroll down to the post by James R. Henson, he provides a fix that seems to work.
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