You can upload files from your computer to link in the New Rich Content Editor. Files uploaded in the New Rich Content Editor are added to your course files.
Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
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 Document Upload Tool
Click the Documents icon  and select the Upload Document option .
Note: To view the Documents icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
Upload Document from Computer
Click or drag and drop a media file to the media uploader to upload a file from your computer.
To embed your selected document, 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.