Canvas Tip of the Week: File Size Overload

Managing File Size Overload

When uploading different types of files onto Canvas, be mindful of how much storage space you’re using in Canvas itself.  If you’re posting videos or other data-heavy items, consider posting them on an external site and then providing the link in Canvas, rather than the file itself.  For example, if you have videos you want to share, try uploading them to YouTube or Vimeo and then provide that link to your students.  (And, you can change the privacy settings to ensure that your videos aren’t seen publicly.) You can also try using Dropbox (for which there is an upload link in every Rich Content Editor in Canvas) or, in some cases, Google Docs. Learn more about using YouTube or Vimeo in the ITS Knowledgebase.

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