Using the Rich Content Editor

Formatting Text

Whether you type text directly into Canvas or copy/paste from Word, use the Rich Content Editor to format your text.

Sample picture of the rich content editor

How do I add and modify text in the Rich Content Editor?

Adding Images and Graphics

Add compelling visuals to your course to help students understand difficult or abstract concepts, while improving the visual appeal of your course. 

Inserting a picture in Canvas

How do I insert course images into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector?

How do I embed images from the web in the Rich Content Editor?

Creating Links and Hyperlinks

When providing instructions or information to students, use a link to point them to the right place. Provide links to items within your course or to external websites.

Inserting a link into Canvas

How do I insert links to course content into the Rich Content Editor using the Content Selector?

How do I create a hyperlink in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Working with More Than Text and Graphics

Add other media types besides images and text. Embed a Youtube video, write an equation using the LaTeX Math Editor, or add a table to display data. 

Options to insert tables, equations, or Youtube videos in the rich content editor

Embedding Online Video

How do I link to a YouTube video in the Rich Content Editor?

Using Math Editor for Equations

How do I use the Math Editor in the Rich Content Editor?

Inserting a Table

How do I insert a table using the Rich Content Editor?

Ensuring Content Is Accessible to All Students

Content created in Canvas as well as content uploaded to Canvas should be accessible to all students. This includes using Alt Text to describe images and graphics, ensuring sufficient contrast between text and the background, and the use of closed captions for video. 

Checking for accessibility in the rich content editor

How do I make my files and content accessible?

How do I use the Accessibility Checker in the Rich Content Editor?

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