Canvas - Known Issue - Plain Text Files Not Displaying Correctly in Preview or SpeedGrader

Plain text files are show up incorrectly in Canvas preview mode and SpeedGrader.

Effects

This issue affects plain text (.txt) files that are uploaded to Canvas, including instructor uploads and student submissions. The plain text files display incorrectly in preview mode and SpeedGrader, but they download correctly.

For more information, visit the Canvas Community: https://community.canvaslms.com/message/101218-file-preview-showing-incorrect-file-contents.

Status

This issue is still present as of 11/12/2018. Instructure is aware of this ongoing issue.

Workaround

If you have uploaded .txt files to your Canvas course for student use, inform students that these files must be downloaded for best results.

For student assignments submitted as .txt files, download the submissions and do not use SpeedGrader.




Keywords:.txt plain text display wrong incorrect speedgrader preview speed grader   Doc ID:81993
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2018-05-01 09:37 CSTUpdated:2018-12-03 14:08 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison
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