How do I bulk publish files/bulk set usage rights?

Bulk publishing is possible if you have at least two items selected from the Files tool. To bulk publish the files and folders within a Canvas site, follow the steps below.

  • Go into the desired course site.
  • Click on Files in the toolbar.
  • On your keyboard hold down the command/control key and (to select all files) or command/control key and clicking on the space next to each file name (for individual files).

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    • Now, all the desired files and folders should be selected and you'll see a toolbar appear near the top of the page.
  • Click on the fifth option (the letter c in a circle) to bulk publish the content/add usage rights


  • You will now see a pop-up window with the ability to publish/set usage rights. Fill out the information and save your changesScreen_Shot_2017-04-14_at_3.48.33_PM.png