You can use the auto-open inline preview for files in the Rich Content Editor. Canvas can preview any file that is supported by the document previewer. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).
- You can have multiple files auto-open, but you have to go through the steps in this lesson every time you want to add another auto-open file preview in a feature that uses the Rich Content Editor.
- In Pages and the Syllabus, the Content Selector sidebar includes visual style updates and content section pagination. However, the overall functionality of the Content Selector throughout Canvas is the same.
Open Rich Content Editor
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Locate Content Selector
The Content Selector will automatically open when the Rich Content Editor is opened.
Open URL Link Icon
The file name will automatically be added inside the Rich Content Editor. Place your cursor over the link and click , then click the Link icon .
Enable Auto-Open for Inline Preview
Click the Auto-open the inline preview for this link checkbox . Click the Update Link button .
Note: You can have multiple files auto-open, but you have to go through the steps in this lesson every time you want to add another auto-open file preview in a feature that uses the Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”