Canvas Course Site and File Size Quotas

THE FOLLOWING COURSE SITE AND FILE SIZE LIIMITS APPLY IN CANVAS:

  • COURSE SITE: The default quota size for a Canvas course site is 10 gigabytes (GB).
  • FILE: The default size limit for an individual file to be uploaded to Canvas is 2 gigabytes (GB).
  • USER: The default size limit for an individual user (in their "Files" area specifically) is 50 megabytes (MB).
  • GROUP: The default size limit for a Group is 50 megabytes (MB).
  • IMPORTING CONTENT: Course Import Size limit is 5 gigabytes (GB). Larger files will fail on import and will need to be imported in multiple imports.

NOTES:

  • When you attempt to upload a file that will push the course over its limit, you will receive an error message indicating that the file exceeds the file quota.
  • The course instructor can add up to the file quota for each course.
  • User and Group quotas are not linked to course quotas or to each other.
  • Users with faculty or admin role still have the same personal file quota as any other role.
  • If a student adds a file to a group site, it will only count towards the group's quota.
  • Attachments to an ungraded group discussion will only count towards the student's quota.
  • Submissions/Attachments to graded assignments/discussions will not count towards any quota.