By default, each course has 5GB (5000MB) of storage space in Canvas. Files that count against the storage limit include:
- Discussions: Attachments added to discussions count against course quotas. Attachments added to discussion replies do not count against course quotas.
- Media Files: Canvas converts video and audio files up to 500 MB through the Media tool. If a file exceeds the 500 MB limit, it can be hosted through an external source and embedded using the Rich Content Editor.
- Rich Content Editor: Newly recorded or uploaded media via the Upload/Record Media link does not affect file quotas. However, media files uploaded via any other method (such as the Upload Files link) count toward the course quota.
Increasing your Canvas course’s storage limit will require a consult to evaluate file storage usage. If you are currently storing Zoom/Webex recording in Canvas Files, additional storage increase will be denied.
Please contact the help desk to increase your Canvas storage limit.