1: The file is accessible only when you have linked to it from a tool such as a pages, assignments or quizzes. Students cannot see the file in the file list for students.
2: File remains locked until you unlock it. This will also prevent it from being displayed in other tools. If your students have trouble seeing files that you have locked and they are included in assignments and quizzes you will want to check option one.
3: Allow access by using dates. Just like many of the other tools in Canvas you can specify an opening date and a closing date.
Drag and drop in the Files tool
To ensure you can successfully drag and drop in Canvas make sure you are clicking and holding on to the icon to the left of the filename rather than the filename itself. Depending on your browser the mouse pointer will change to an open hand or a four-way arrow when you place your mouse over the icon. This will indicate that you can drag the file within the browser.
The Files tool has two panels; the left panel contains an expandable list of links to folders and files, the right panel also contains a list of folders and files but items in this panel can be manipulated. You can drag files to folders within the same folder using the right panel. The selected destination folder will have a distinct grey background.
If you need to move the file to another folder outside of the folder you are currently in you can drag the file to the desired folder in the left panel. The selected destination folder will also have a distinct grey background.
Publisher question banks in Canvas
Using the quiz import tool in Canvas you can upload your existing Blackboard/WebCT question bank files that you have downloaded from your publisher’s website into Canvas.
To import your question bank
1. Click the Settings button then on the right side then click Import Content into this Course.
2. Click the Import Quizzes link and the form to choose your question bank file will appear.
3. Click the Browse… button to find your file.