Does Canvas have anything work like WebDav in Blackboard. So instructors can update their files directly from local folders to Canvas ?
As far as I know, the answer is no. However, there may be some jazzy work-rounds in the Canvas Developer's Group @Canvas Developers , and mabe even some good stuff in the Instructional Designers Group @Instructional Designers
In the meantime, there is a great new feature idea open for voting which I believe is asking the same thin (or something close). You might want to participate in that discussion, and even vote if so inclined. You can find it @Map Network drive to local PC
I hope this helps,
Thanks, I just voted
I really miss this feature I used often in Bb. I suggested a feature request for roundtrip editing for updating files uploaded to Canvas as if they were simply on a server, but there wasn't much interest in the feature request from the Community at this time and was archived.
I do miss this feature as well. Files are not the only learning material, but moving them in and out of the platform quickly is very useful to handle certain learning experiences. WebDAV or Samba is already present in a lot of platform, it would make sense to offer something similar in this one.
We are giving the Canvas Admins area a little bit of love (especially questions that are really, really old) and just want to check in with you. This will also bring this question new attention.
Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment. Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.
Hi this hasn't been answered, it's still a live issue
The question of whether Canvas has WebDav as in Blackboard has been answered (it does not), but there is still interest in having the WebDav feature incorporated into Canvas. I would love to have this feature again from days using Blackboard, and was surprised to find that Canvas didn't have it when I started using Canvas in 2017. Being able to network in to the files (e.g. lectures, assignments) for a particular class on my PC instead of downloading each file individually can often be a big time saver.
I do agree with others. When I was at University of Florida and we used Bb it was nice to have the WebDav.
I'm brand new to Canvas from Blackboard as well. It is SO very helpful to be able to access files via WebDAV or FTP and wish that Canvas had that feature as well. I find the files interface on Canvas to be somewhat clunky.
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