How do I embed media files from Canvas into the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Jan 18, 2020Last modified by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Feb 15, 2020
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You can embed media files from your course and user files in Canvas in the New Rich Content Editor. 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 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

Open Media Upload Tool

Click the Record/Upload Media icon [1]. To view your uploaded course image files, click the Course Media option [2]. To view images saved in your Canvas user files, click the User Media option [3]

Note: To view the Record/Upload Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [4].

Select Media File

Select Media File

By default, when embedding a media file in the New Rich Content Editor, the Add menu displays media files from your selected source [1].

To change the file type, click the Type drop-down menu [2].

To sort image files by date added or alphabetically, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3].

Click the media file to embed [4].

Note: The file will flash before it embeds in the New Rich Content Editor.

View Embedded Media

View Embedded Media

View your embedded media file in the New Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Notes:

  • 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.

View Content

View Content

View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.

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