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Files and File Storage Quotas in Canvas

By Default, you are given 1 GB of space within your Canvas course. For any reason you feel you need more space, please email canvas@yale.edu and we are happy to assist you.

There are 3 types of file storage in Canvas: 

Course File Storage

Course File Storage is set at a default of 1GB per course.  Files that count against the course storage limits are as follows:

  • Any files uploaded into the course content.

Group File Storage

Group File Storage is set at a default of 50MB per course.  Files that count against the course storage limits are as follows:

  • Any files uploaded into the group by the group members and/or instructor.

Personal File Storage

Personal File Storage is set at a default of 100MB per user.  Files that count against the personal storage limits are as follows:

  • Files uploaded directly into your personal file storage area
  • Files uploaded to ungraded assignments
  • Files uploaded to ungraded discussions
  • Files attached to “Conversations” (Inbox/Email)

Note to Students

  • Files that are submitted as part of a graded assignment or Graded discussion will appear in your personal file storage area, but they will not count against your quota.
  • Files that are submitted as part of a graded assignment cannot be deleted from your personal file storage area.
  • Files submitted to previous courses (courses that have been concluded) are not automatically deleted from the student’s personal file storage area.