Proven Practices for File Storage

If you find that you are running out of space on your Canvas site, review the following alternatives to see if there may be a better solution for your files.  

Media Files (Panopto)

Media files are best kept in the Media Library tool. In this space, you can upload an unlimited amount of media content. This tool is hosted by Panopto, and integrated into Canvas. The media library tool is located in your course navigation:

Box @ Yale

Box @ Yale is a cloud-based file sharing and storage workspace that enables users to collaborate and share information. Box @ Yale provides you with up to 50 GB of storage and can be accessed with your Net ID and Net ID password.

For more information on how to get started with Box @ Yale, visit the ITS informational page.

Users tend to use Box @ Yale for image storage over Canvas, as the tool provides you with a slideshow-style view.

EliApps / Google Drive

EliApps, as referred to at Yale, is Google Apps for Education. EliApps promotes collaboration on a cloud-bases storage platform. Google Drive and Docs are the components of an integrated service that provides a single place to store, access, create, edit, and share documents, files, and folders of all types.

Inquiries regarding EliApps can be directed to Yale ITS.

Course Reserves

The Yale University Library has expanded its reserves service with a reserves management system that is fully integrated with Canvas.

Reserves lists should be initiated by clicking the "course reserves" tool in Canvas. For more detailed information on how to use Course Reserves, please follow this article.

Please contact reserves@yale.edu with any questions.

For further information regarding best practices for file storage within Canvas, please contact canvas@yale.edu