How do I link to a file in a Canvas text box? (New)
Instructors can easily link to any file uploaded to their Canvas Files tool in any any Canvas text box (Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages)
Click on the tool that contains the Canvas text box you want to link the file (Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Pages)
This displays the rich text editing box.
Click on the "More" icon (vertical dots) and select the Documents icon then select "Course Documents"
This displays an "Add" panel on the right displaying all of the Files uploaded to the course site Files tool
Select the file you want to link from the list
This automatically creates a link in the text box to the file in the Files tool
Note: If you plan to display the file with inline preview (see below) the Add panel must be set to search "Documents".
Optional: Automatically display the file inline preview
Highlight the link, then click on Options
This displays the Link Options panel on the right
Checkmark "Automatically open an in-line preview. (Preview displays only after saving)", then click Done
Depending which tool you are using, click "Update Syllabus" or "Save" or "Save/Publish" or "Post"
This will automatically display an inline preview of the document in the tool.