Since the beginning of Winter Quarter 2019, many students and faculty have requested assistance in working with large presentation and multimedia types of files in Canvas. Canvas limits file upload size to 500 megabytes – the equivalent of about 50 digital photos. Slideshows with multimedia, graphic intensive files, video recordings and specialty files such as ArcGIS (used in files with encoded geographical information) can easily exceed 500MB. Instructional Technology staff encourage students and faculty to take advantage of EWU’s cloud-based storage solutions OneDrive and Google Drive for storing and managing access to large types of files. OneDrive is accessed ; Google Drive is accessed via https://drive.google.com. Log in with your Eaglenet credentials. Your EWU OneDrive has 1TB of available storage for all EWU users; your EWU Google Drive has unlimited available storage.
By default, everything uploaded to OneDrive and Google Drive starts out with private visibility – visible only to authenticated user. To share large files, toggle the sharing settings which range from sharing with one specific user to creating a link that allows anyone with the link to view and download your large files:
Faculty tip! When setting up an assignment for online submission, allow for URL as a submission type. Students can submit a shareable link for those assignments that require large files.
Contributed by Jackie Hubbard, ITD, 509-359-6656