As technology advances so does the file sizes of our course content for instructors and students. Many assignments contain large video or image files that can burden the course size and the file quota for Canvas. To help manage these files there are a couple work-around options that can help you and your students with time consuming upload/download issues.
For sharing docs and files under 250 mb Dropbox is a great source and the app is available in Canvas for a direct link. Google Docs is a popular choice for many faculty and students for file sharing. SlideShare is a great option for uploading and sharing PowerPoint's for classroom and online student presentations.
For video use the Kaltura Video App in Canvas. Select My Media in your course to upload, record, edit, and manage audio, video, and screencasts.