Canvas for Instructors

Uploading eReserves to Canvas

This tutorial will demonstrate how to download and save files from the Library Reserves collaboration space and then upload them to Canvas.

  • Go to the URL sent from the Library
  • After clicking the link you must login using your UW BOTHELL ACCOUNT NOT your NetID
  • Click on the ZIP file provided

eReserves ZIP File Attachment

  • Save the ZIP file onto your computer

Save ZIP File

  • Go to the course where your files will be used
  • Click on the Files in the course navigation menu

Files Course Menu

  • Click on the blue Upload button on the upper right hand corner of the page

Canvas Upload Button


  • Browse to locate the ZIP file and select it to upload
  • When prompted to “expand” the file, you must select the “Expand It” Button

Canvas Expand It Button

  • Now the files will be uploaded and be available as individual files (rather than as one zip file)
  • If you want to add links or organize your files, say, by week or class, we recommend using the Modules area of canvas. You can create modules based on the organization scheme (e.g., Week 1, Week 2, etc.) and then follow the steps to upload files to modules. For help on this topic visit the Modules tutorial.

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