By default, each Canvas Course has 500 MB of storage space.


  1. Files uploaded to Module Files in Files (images, documents, etc.)
  2. Assignment submission file responses uploaded by instructors (if the instructor uploads a file in response to a student submission) (Note: That Turnitin also has an individual limit on papers of 20MB or 400pages)
  3. Module pages, discussions, assignments, quizzes built in Canvas
  4. Module images

How to check your storage limits. Click Settings, click File Storage tab.

Module Storage Quota

For more information, please check out the Canvas guides.