How To Contribute Media to a Course Media Gallery

This tutorial provides a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to upload media to a Course Gallery within the Canvas learning management system.


Before you proceed with this tutorial, ensure that you have already added media to your My Media folder in Canvas. If you haven't done this yet, follow the instructions in the tutorial: How to Upload Media to My Media.

Steps to Upload Media to Course Gallery

  1. Access Course Media Gallery

    Start by navigating to your Canvas course. On the course page, locate and click on the "Media Gallery" link in the sidebar.

    Course Media Gallery

    Note: If you don't see the "Course Media Gallery" link in your course sidebar, it might be because your instructor hasn't enabled this feature for the course.

  2. Add Media

    After accessing the Course Media Gallery, click on the blue "Add Media" button.

    Add Media Button

  3. Select Media and Publish

    In the subsequent window, choose the media you want to upload to the Course Gallery. After selecting the desired media, click the blue "Publish" button.

    Select Media and Publish

  4. View Uploaded Media

    Congratulations! You have successfully added media to the Course Media Gallery. To view your uploaded media, simply refresh the webpage. Your media will be displayed in the Course Gallery for other users to access.

    Note: If the moderation tool is enabled, you might need to wait for your professor to approve the uploaded media before it becomes visible to others.


By following these steps, you can seamlessly upload media to a Course Gallery in Canvas, enhancing the learning experience for both yourself and your fellow students. If you encounter any issues or have questions, don't hesitate to seek assistance from your instructor or the Canvas support team



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