Faculty and Staff at SLCC have access to Microsoft Office 365, and many of these apps can be used in Canvas. This article is going to explain how you can use SharePoint to embed a Microsoft file in Canvas. This allows multiple people to view the same materials in a course, and gives the owner of the file the ability to make changes to the material that will display in courses immediately.

This process requires four steps:


  1. Upload or create your file in SharePoint
  2. Copy the embed code from the file
  3. Insert the embed code into a Canvas page

Upload your file to SharePoint


We suggest familiarizing yourself with SharePoint before you begin. The first skill you will want to learn is how to create or upload material.


To access OneDrive, login to SLCC M365.

For help logging into SharePoint, contact the SLCC Help Desk (email helpdesk@slcc.edu or call 801-957-5555).

Copy the embed code from the file


After you have logged in and uploaded your file, you can generate the embed code. Open up the file in a new tab. From there you will:

  1. Click file
  2. Click share
  3. Click embed
This will bring you to the following popup screen:

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From here you can choose the size of your presentation, and then copy the code that you will put into your Canvas page. Copy that code and move to the next step.

More information, and different examples, can be found by visiting:


Insert the embed code into a Canvas page


Navigate to the Canvas page that you will embed the file, click edit, then click the embed button (which looks like a cloud). Enter the embed code in the popup window and click submit, then save your Canvas page.


The following is another great resource that can help you embed content into a Canvas page:


Support Information


If you have any questions about this process, or need assistance, please contact eLearning Canvas Support at elearningsupport@slcc.edu.

If you are having trouble logging into OneDrive or want to learn more about how to use Microsoft Office 365, please contact the SLCC Help Desk at helpdesk@slcc.edu.