Bulk download Canvas files

Bulk downloading files is possible if you have at least two items selected in the Files tool. 

  1. In your course, click Files from the lefthand course navigation menu.
  2. Select the files you want to bulk download.
    • All files: On your keyboard, hold down the command (Mac) or control (PC) key and (to select ALL files and folders)
    • Specific files: Hold down the command (Mac) or control (PC) key and click the blank space next to the files/folders name(s) you wish to download. Avoid clicking on the file names, as that will open up a preview of the file. 

All files and folders selected

3. A new toolbar for bulk functionality will appear at the top of the page. Click on the third option (downward facing arrow) to bulk download the content as a zip file.

toolbar of bulk options with downward arrow circled