How do I edit and remove hyperlinks in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Apr 6, 2020Last modified by Nathan Atkinson on Apr 6, 2020
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After adding a hyperlink to external URLs, course content, or files in the New Rich Content Editor, you can edit the link from the Link Options menu. You can also remove hyperlinks.

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 to create or edit an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.

Edit Link

Edit Link

Click the link in the New Rich Content Editor [1]. Then click the Options link [2].

You can also click the toolbar Links icon [3] and select the Edit Link option [4].

Note: To view the Links icon, you may have to click the Options icon [5].  

View Link Options

View Link Options

In the Link Options menu, you can edit the hyperlinked text in the Text field [1]. You can edit the URL in the Link field [2].

To save your changes, click the Done button [3].

Note: When clicked, external hyperlinks automatically open in a new browser tab.

Remove Link

Remove Link

To remove a link, click the toolbar Links icon [1] and select the Remove Link option [2].

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.
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