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VMI Canvas Options for Distance Learning

Task Tool How To and Resources
Upload and Organize Documents/Files Canvas
  1. Select a course in the Global Navigation menu on the left.
  2. Click Files in the Course Navigation menu.
  3. Click Upload.
  4. Select the file to be uploaded from your computer.
  5. Click Open. The file will appear in the course folder.

Organize files

  1. Click + Folder to create a new folder.
  2. Enter the name of the folder, then press the check box.
  3. Drag and drop files and folders to organize them.


  • Canvas does not support file uploads larger than 5 GB.
  • Video and audio uploads to Canvas through the media tool can be up to 500 MB in size.

Instructions from Canvas.