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Linking to Files and Folders in Course Files

After files are uploaded to Course Files, you can link to them when creating content in your course. For example, you can link to a file in Course Files when creating content items, a syllabus, calendar events, tasks, and announcements. Also, you can link an Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> HTML Object <end definition>. in Course Files to the File content type.

Once files are linked, they are assigned the Read Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> permission <end definition>. by default and can be viewed by all enrolled users. You can delete the links to files in your course, yet the files themselves remain in Course Files, where they can be linked to again.

Note:  Files do not need to be in Course Files before content is created in your course. Wherever attaching files is available, click Browse My Computer to select a file. To learn more, see How to Use the Browse My Computer Function.

If you choose to delete a file or folder in Course Files that is linked in your course, a warning message appears alerting you that the file or folder is currently linked in your course and the deletion will introduce broken links.

If multiple files or folders selected for deletion are linked in your course, a List Files with Links page appears to notify you that broken links will occur in your course. Select the check boxes for the files or folders to delete, or cancel the deletion and view the 360° View report to see where each file or folder is linked before continuing the deletion. To learn more, see How to View a File's Course Links in Course Files.

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To perform other actions on files and folders in Course Files, such as overwriting, downloading, and locating individual files and folders, see Managing Files and Folders in Course Files.