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

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You can embed media files from your 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, and Quizzes. 

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.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open the New Rich Content Editor when using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

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

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

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 media file source, click the Source drop-down menu [2].

To sort media 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.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as the Post Reply button.

View Content

View Content

View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.

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