What file types can be uploaded to Canvas and/or be annotated within SpeedGrader?


Canvas is able to interpret most common file types including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Documents:

    • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)

    • Open Office (.odt)

    • PDF (.pdf)

    • Rich Text Format (.rtf)

    • Plain Text (.txt)

  2. Spreadsheets:

    • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx)

    • Comma-separated values (.csv)

  3. Presentations:

    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)

    • Open Office (.odp)

  4. Media:

    • Image files (.jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp)

    • Audio files (.mp3, .wav)

    • Video files (.mp4, .avi, .mov)

  5. Web Files:

    • HyperText Markup Language (.html)

    • Cascading Style Sheets (.css)

  6. Archive Files:

    • ZIP (.zip)

    • RAR (.rar)

Once uploaded/submitted, most of these file types can be previewed within Canvas/SpeedGrader. Larger files, particularly those in video or audio format, may require to be downloaded to your local computer before viewing. If a file can be previewed within SpeedGrader, it can most likely be annotated by utilizing the Annotation Toolbar within SpeedGrader found in the top-right margin of the assignment.




  • Last Updated Aug 02, 2023
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  • Answered By Matt Underwood

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