Do You Know How to Download Canvas Files in .Zip Format?

The Do You Know? series provides tips for working with quirks in Canvas. Please email Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions.

What Happened to the Option to Download Canvas Files in .Zip Format?

When Canvas updated its files interface on January 7th, there may have been a few changes that you did not notice at first. One big change that you may not have noticed is the new way to download files in .zip format.

How Do I Download Canvas Files in .Zip Format in the New Files Interface?

1. Enter a Canvas site and click on Files.

Step 1: Enter a Canvas Site and Click on

2. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click on the files you would like to download to highlight them (Please click on the image to enlarge).Step 2:  Hold down the Cntrl key on your keyboard and click on the files you would like to download to highlight them (please make sure to click in the white space, not on the file name).

Important: Please make sure to click in the white space, not on the file name.

3. A small menu will appear across the top of the “Files” area.  Click on the cloud with an arrow icon to package the files as a .zip and download them.

Step #3: A small menu will appear across the top of the

Can I Also Download My Personal Canvas Files in .Zip Format?

Yes, just follow the steps for accessing your personal files and then follow the steps for downloading files in .zip format.

Questions?

Please contact Courseware Support at canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you have any questions.

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