Student: How do I link Dropbox to Canvas?

You will learn how to link Dropbox to CSUF Canvas. This allows you to share your Dropbox files with your instructor or fellow students directly in Canvas.

CSUF Canvas institution domain: csufullerton.instructure.com

1. Open the Account Menu after logging in to your Dropbox account.

In the dropbox home page on your web browser, click your profile button.

2. Open Account Settings.

In the dropdown menu, select "Settings".

3. Open Connected Apps.

Click the "Connected Apps" tab.

4. Connect to Canvas.

Click the "Connect to Canvas" button.

Connect to Canvas is highlighted

5. Enter CSUF Canvas Address.

Enter "csufullerton.instructure.com" for the CSUF institution domain.

The address must be entered exactly. There can be no space before or behind the domain. Do not add the "https://" prefix.

csufullerton.instructure.com has been enterred

6. Connect.

Click the "Connect" button.

Connect is highlighted

7. Authorize Dropbox.

Click the "Authorize" button. This will allow Dropbox to share files into Canvas.

Authorize is highlighted

If successful, the window will close. Your email address should now appear with a check mark next to Canvas in your "Connected Apps" list.

Check mark and email address are highlighted

8. Details on Dropbox and Canvas.

More details on using Dropbox with Canvas are available in the Dropbox+Canvas community guide.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to connect Canvas with your Dropbox account, so that you can share specific Dropbox files with your instructor (in an assignment) or fellow students (in a discussion).