How do I link to a Dropbox file to the Rich Content Editor?
You will learn how to link to a Dropbox file (from your CSUF Dropbox account) in your course in Canvas.
This process will create a link to the file. It will not copy the file from Dropbox to Canvas, so file size limitations for Canvas are not affected.
1. Enter your course.
2. Click on Assignments.
In this guide we will use an Assignment to demonstrate this process, but you can use this process to link a Dropbox file in any Rich Content Editor, such as in a Discussion, Page, Assignment, and Quiz.
3. Click on + Assignments.
4. Type a name.
5. Click on the Apps icon.
6. Select Dropbox.
7. Click on Choose a file.
8. Navigate to the file you want to use.
Tip: In this guide we are linking a PDF; however, you can link any kind of file, such as video, audio, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
9. Click on Choose.
10. The file name with a link now appears in your Rich Content Editor.
Complete the rest of the Assignment activity as desired. Here is a guide on the options for Assignment settings.
You have now learned how to link to a file in your CSUF Dropbox account.