About the Box File Picker in Canvas

In Canvas at Indiana University, the Box File Picker lets students and instructors share files from their IU Box accounts.

Important:
Instructors: Do not use the Box File Picker as the submission type for External Tool assignments in Canvas. This tool is not appropriate for use as an assignment submission type.
Note:
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Students: Use the Box File Picker to submit Canvas homework assignments

If your assignment is configured as an online submission, you will see a Box File Picker tab when submitting your assignment:

  1. On the Box File Picker tab, click Select from Box.
  2. In the "Choose file to share with Canvas" window, click the folder containing the file you want to upload.
  3. To select the desired file, click the corresponding radio button, and then click Choose to return to the Box File Picker tab.
  4. Next to "File", you will see the name of the file you selected:
    • If you selected the correct file, click Submit Assignment to begin the upload.
    • If you need to change your selection, click Change to return to the "Choose file to share with Canvas" window; repeat the previous two steps to select another file, and then click Submit Assignment.

Students and instructors: Use the Box File Picker in the rich content editor

To select one of your Box files from the rich content editor:

  1. In the rich content editor, click The 'More external tools' icon in the Canvas Pages rich text editor (More external tools), and then select Box File Picker.
  2. In the "Box File Picker" window, click Select from Box.
  3. In the "Choose file to share with Canvas" window, click the folder containing the file you want to upload.
  4. To select the desired file, click the corresponding radio button, and then use the Choose Access Type drop-down to select the desired access type:
    • People with the link
    • People in your company
    • People in this folder (use only if your Box folder is shared with your class)
  5. Click Choose. A link to the selected file will be added to the editor.

Instructors: Use the Box File Picker in Canvas Modules

To embed one of your Box files in a Canvas module:

  1. Open the Modules tool, find the desired module, and then click the corresponding  +  (plus sign).
  2. In the "Add Item" window, click Add External Tool, and then, from the list of external tools, select Box File Picker.
  3. In the "Link Resource from External Tool" pop-up, click Select from Box.
  4. In the "Box File Picker" window, click the folder containing the file you want to share.
  5. To select the desired file, click the corresponding radio button, and then use the Choose Access Type drop-down to select the desired access type:
    • People with the link
    • People in your company
    • People in this folder (use only if your Box folder is shared with your class)
  6. Click Choose, and then, in the "Add Item" window, click Add Item.

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Last modified on 2018-12-14 10:05:48.

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