Month: February 2015

Redesign for Better File Browsing in Canvas

Instructure has redesigned Files in Canvas for a more improved user experience. The new Files redesign allows users to view more details about their files, manage editing permissions, and preview files. In addition, Files is fully accessible for all keyboard users and screen readers. Files is now fully searchable by file name, is built with responsive design to adjust for browser scaling, and files can now be uploaded and previewed without the use of Flash. For each file, users can view and sort files by name, the date the file was created and modified, the name of the person who modified the file (if modified by another user), and the size of the file. Files can also be published and unpublished from within the Files tool.

Better File Browsing is currently a course-level feature option, meaning instructors, on a course-by-course basis, can enable it if they choose and must enable it to use it. You can refer back to Enabling Course Feature Options in Canvas for details and instruction. Also, there are lot’s more features and changes in the new Files. You can watch an eLearning screencast providing a video tour of, and instructions about, the new Files interface, and read more illustrated guides and documentation from Instructure on our Files page.

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