An effective way to serve many, or large, files to students in Canvas is by using Box.com within a page on your Canvas course. This guide outlines how to use Box.com to embed a directory within your Canvas course.
Step 1: Sign in to your UNCG Box account
Log in to your account using your UNCG credentials here: Box.com
Once you are logged in to Box, click “New”
and then select “Folder”
Name the folder so you can identify it with the content in which it contains for easy identification later.
And click “Okay.”
Step 2: Upload your content
Either drag and drop your files or use your computer’s file browser to select files.
Step 3: Make Content Accessible to Your Students
Click “Invited People Only” (set by default) and then select “People in your company” to allow access to all of your students or manually add each name to the “Invite People” box above to limit access to only your students.
Step 4: Access the Embed Code for your folder
While in your folder in Box, click on the three-dotted button to the right of your folder in Box and navigate to Sharing and then select “Embed Widget”
Step 5: Configure your embed code.
Make the desired adjustments to how the embedded content will appear (color, view, sorting, etc.)
Then select ALL of the embed code and copy to your clipboard (you may also click “Preview this embed” to see how this embedded material will look in your Canvas page).
Step 6: Create New Page in Canvas
In Canvas, create a new page by selecting Pages in the left navigation of your canvas course, and then clicking “+ Page” in the upper right corner.
Step 7: Embed your code
Name your new page in the top text box
Then select “HTML Editor” in the top right of the page (just above the large text box)
Once you have selected “HTML Editor” you will notice that you now have simply a blank box for inputting text. Paste your code here that you previously copied from Box.
Step 8: Save and Publish
Click Save and Publish. Now you will see your box.com directory within Canvas when navigating to this specific page in your course.