How do I upload a document in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

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You can upload files from your computer to link 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 Document Upload Tool

Open Document Upload Tool

Click the Documents icon [1] and select the Upload Document option [2].

Note: To view the Documents icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

Upload Document from Computer

  Upload Document from Computer

Click to browse your files [1] or drag and drop a media file to the media uploader [2] to upload a file from your computer.  

Select File

Select File

Select the document file [1] and click the Open button [2].

View Selected File

  View Selected File

The uploader displays the document file name [1]. To remove the file, click the Delete icon [3].

Embed Document

Submit Upload

To embed your selected document, click the Submit button.

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

View Document Link

View Embedded Document Link

View a link to your uploaded 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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