Canvas @ YaleInstructor Guides Files ManagementHow do I create folders in my course "Files" area?

How do I create folders in my course "Files" area?

Folders can be created in the "Files" area of Canvas to help you organize the files you upload into your Canvas course.

Note: By default, you are given 1000 MB (1 GB) of storage space within your Canvas course. If you have reached the 1000 MB (1 GB) limit in your Canvas course, you may contact to increase storage size up to a limit of 2000 MB (2.1 GB). Any larger limits may require a consult to evaluate file storage usage.

Create a New Folder

1. In Course Navigation, click the "Files".

Click "Files"

2. Click the "+Folder" button.

Click "+Folder"

3. Under the files list, a text entry field will appear. Type in the name of your folder and hit the "Enter" or "Return" key on your keyboard.

Enter the folder name

4. Your new folder will now appear in your files list. Click on the folder to open it, and on this screen, you can begin uploading new files.  

Add files to new folder

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