Using the New Rich Content Editor, you can upload and embed media files from your computer. Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
Canvas allows you to upload supported media types.
Canvas converts files up to 500 MB. If a file exceeds the 500 MB limit, you can host the file through an external source such as YouTube and embed it using the Rich Content Editor. To learn more about available options for using media files in Canvas, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you upload a video, learn how to add captions to a video.
Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.
Open New Rich Content Editor
Open the New Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.
Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).
Open Media Upload Tool
Click the Record/Upload Media icon  and select the Upload/Record Media option .
Note: To view the Record/Upload Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
Upload Media from Computer
By default, the Media Upload Tool displays the Computer tab . Click or drag and drop a media file to media uploader to upload a file from your computer .
Embed Media File Upload
To embed your selected media file, click the Submit button.
Note: The file will flash before it embeds in the New Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button.
- The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
- The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
- Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.