Best Practices for Managing Canvas Storage


  • Go to the Canvas Course Site you would like to work in.

  • From the Course Layout menu, select Files.

  • Organize the files by file Size. (You can do this by clicking on the “Size” column title.)

  • Locate any large files that can be moved to a different storage location such as Google Drive or Panopto.

Best Practices with File Storage

Use Google Drive:

Use Panopto:

Canvas is not optimized for video storage and playback. For this reason, we have invested in Panopto which is a video platform available to all Boise State faculty, staff, and students. Panopto integrates with Canvas for your convenience.

  • Once the files ares successfully moved. Use the integrations to post the content on Canvas.

  • Delete the unneeded Files from Canvas.


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