Canvas TidyUPHow do I mange my Canvas site content using TidyUP?

How do I mange my Canvas site content using TidyUP?

Click TidyUp

Click Scan Course (depending on the size of your site, the scan may take awhile)

Note 1: Question Banks cannot be scanned for file usage

Note 2: By default, "All" files are scanned. However, you can select "Custom" and scan selected file types.

Once TidyUp scans your site, three Tabs of management are available - Files / Folders / Canvas Content

Files Tab: You can view all files or view by File Type

Files Tab: You can display All Files, Unused Files or Files in Use

Note 1: "Unused Files" means that the file is not connected to a Module, Announcement, Discussion, Quiz, Page, Collaboration, Syllabus or Assignment.  The File is still located in the Files tool and if you allow students to access files directly from the Files tool, the file may still be a file that you "Use"

Note 2: By default only 100 files are displayed. You can use the "Show" dropdown box to show ALL files

Files Tab: Hover your cursor over the name of the file and a pop-up displays the Size, Creation Date, Update Date, Hidden/Unpublished Status and the complete PATH to the file in the Files tool

Note:  You can preview any file by clicking on the "Preview" icon

Files Tab: You can delete files by either selecting the file checkbox and clicking "Delete Selected" or clicking on the trash can icon to the right of the file name.

Note: Files that are "Used" cannot be deleted

Files Tab: You can Download or Move selected files

Files Tab: You can download a .csv report of the files by clicking on the "Download CSV Report" button at the bottom of the page

Example of .csv Files report

Click on the Folders tab to manage folders

Folders Tab: You can delete a folder by selecting the checkbox and clicking Delete Selected or by clicking on the trash can icon to the right of the folder name

Note: Only "empty" folders can be deleted.

Folders Tab: You can download a .csv report of the folders by clicking on the "Download CSV Report" button at the bottom of the page

Example of .csv Folder report

Click on the Canvas Content tab to manage Canvas content

Canvas Content Tab: You can display all content or content by Type

Canvas Content Tab: You can display all published/unpublished content, published/unpublished content in Modules and/or published/unpublished Canvas content types

Canvas Content Tab: Hover your cursor over the name of the Canvas Content and a pop-up displays the Content Type, Creation Date, Update Date, and Hidden/Unpublished Status

Canvas Content Tab: You can delete Canvas content by selecting the checkbox and clicking Delete Selected or by clicking on the trash can icon to the right of the Canvas Content name

Note: Be VERY CAREFUL when deleting Canvas Content in TidyUP!  Active Assignments, Quizzes and Discussions CAN EASILY be deleted!

To retrieve deleted content see: How do I Restore items I have deleted from my Canvas site?

Canvas Content Tab: You can download a .csv report of the Canvas Content by clicking on the "Download CSV Report" button at the bottom of the page

Example of .csv Canvas Content report