Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes.
You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the New Rich Content Editor. The New Rich Content Editor also includes several formatting tools that allow you to modify your text.
The New Rich Content editor supports keyboard shortcuts for copying and pasting text.
Copy and Paste Using a PC
- Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V)
- Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste-without-formatting (Ctrl+Shift+V)
Copy and Paste Using a Mac
- Copy (Cmd+C) and Paste (Cmd+V)
- Copy (Cmd+C) and Paste-without-formatting (Cmd+Opt+Shift+V)
Note: The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.
View New Rich Content Editor
Open the New Rich Content Editor when using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Type or paste copied text into the New Rich Content Editor.
Change Font Size
Select the text you wish to modify . Then click the Font Size drop-down menu , and select the font size you want to use . You can choose from 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, or 36pt sized fonts.
Change Text Style
Select the text you wish to modify . Then click the Paragraph drop-down menu , and select the text style you want to use . Choose from Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, Preformatted, and Paragraph styles.
Note: By default, the primary heading for the announcement, assignment, discussion, page, or quiz is the same as the title or name you enter when creating the item.
Single Space Text
To create single spacing in the New Rich Content Editor, press Shift+Enter (on a PC keyboard) or Shift+Return (on a Mac keyboard). This creates a line break instead of a paragraph break.
Format Text Emphasis
Select the text you wish to format .
To bold the selected text, click the Bold icon , or press Cmd+B (Mac keyboard) or Ctrl+B (PC keyboard).
To italicize the selected text, click the Italic icon , or press Cmd+I (Mac keyboard) or Ctrl+I (PC keyboard).
To underline the selected text, click the Underline icon , or press Cmd+U (Mac keyboard) or Ctrl+U (PC keyboard).
When selected text is formatted, an arrow displays above the selected option .
Color and Highlight Text
Select the text you wish to color .
To change the color of the text, click the Text Color icon .
To highlight the text, click the Background Color icon 
Select a color from the color drop-down menu . You can view the color name by hovering your mouse over the color tile .
To remove color formatting, click the Remove Color icon .
To select a custom color for the text, click the Custom Color icon .
Superscript and Subscript Text
You can format your text to appear as superscript or subscript. Select the text you wish to modify .
To format your text as superscript, click the Superscript icon .
To format your text as subscript, click the Script Arrow icon  and select the Subscript option .
To align text, place the cursor in front of the text you wish to align , then click the Alignment icon . From the drop-down menu you can select to align the text to the Left , Center , and Right .
Indent and Outdent Text
To indent text, click the Indent icon .
If your text is indented, you can outdent your text. To outdent your text, click the Indent Arrow icon  and click the Outdent option .
You can click the Indent and Outdent options multiple times to increase or decrease the text indentation.
Create Bulleted or Numbered List
Select the text you wish to include in your list , then click the List icon . You can select a bulleted list style , or a numeric or alphabetic list style .
Click the Save button.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as the Post Reply button.