How do I upload and embed media from an external source in the New Rich Content Editor?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Apr 6, 2020Last modified by Nathan Atkinson on Apr 6, 2020
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You can use the New Rich Content Editor to embed video and audio media from external resources.

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], then click the Upload/Record Media option [2].

Note: To view the Record/Upload Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

Open Embed

Open Media Recording Tool

Click the Embed tab.

Enter Embed Code

Enter Embed Code

Paste the code in the Embed Code field.

Embed Media

Embed Media

Click the Submit button.

Preview Embedded Media

Preview Recorded Media

Preview your embedded media 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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