What is the "Hidden Files" folder in my Files area?
The Hidden Files folder is a folder pre-created for you in your Canvas course site's Files area. The Hidden Files folder has the default visibility permission (only available to students with link) which prevents students from seeing the folder or the files contained within the folder when they navigation to the Files area in your course.
The Hidden Files folder can be used to store sensitive files that you do not want students to be able to access. However, anywhere in your course where you see the Content Selector Panel, you can insert links to files contained within your Hidden Files folder and students will be able to use these links to view and access your file.
NOTE: Anyone with the role of Instructor, Guest Instructor, TA, and Course Designer in your Canvas course site will be able to see the Hidden Files folder and its contents.