How do I use the Rich Content Editor in the Student app on my iOS device?

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You can use the Rich Content Editor to edit and format text in the Student app. The Rich Content Editor is available in Announcements and Discussions.

View Rich Content Editor

View Rich Content Editor

You can use the Rich Content Editor when editing posts and replies in Announcements and Discussions.

The Rich Content Editor allows you to format text [1], add links [2], or attach images [3]. You may have to swipe your screen to the left or right to view all Rich Content Editor icons.

Format Text

Format Text

To undo your last action, tap the Undo icon [1]. To redo what was previously undone, tap the Redo icon [2].

To bold text, tap the Bold icon [3]. To italicize text, tap the Italics icon [4]. To stop using bold or italics formatting, tap the Bold or Italics icon again.

Change Text Color

Change Text Color

To change the text color, tap the Color icon [1]. Then tap the color you want to use [2].

Create List

Create List

To format text as a bulleted list, tap the Bulleted List icon [1]. To format text as a numbered list, tap the Numbered List icon [2].

Add Link

Add Link

To add a link, tap the Link icon.

Link to Website URL

Link to Website URL

Enter the link title in the Title field [1] and the link URL in the URL field [2]. Then tap the OK button [3].

Attach Image

Attach Image

To attach an image, tap the Image icon.

Add Attachment

Add Attachment

Then tap the Add icon.

Select Attachment Option

Select Attachment Option

You can select from the following image attachment options:

  • Use Camera [1]: take a picture from your camera.
  • Upload File [2]: upload a file from your device.
  • Choose From Library [3]: select an image from your photo library.
  • My Files [4]: select a file from your personal Canvas files.

View Attachment

View Attachment

Once you have selected your image, it will display on the Attachments page [1].

To delete the image, tap the Delete icon [2]. To add another image, tap the Add icon [3].

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