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mtw56
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the html editor in Canvas seems relatively limited.  Are there any features that can be enabled on the admin side or is there any way for users to gain better functionality?

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scottdennis
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Hi  @mtw56 ​,

There have been what I would consider several helpful replies here.  In addition to Dreamweaver many people report success using Softchalk.

To answer your original question, no, there are not additional features that an admin can turn on for the RCE.

thank you

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chofer
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There aren't any tools that I'm aware of which would allow you to add more functionality to the RCE.  The only exception would be external LTI apps.  For example, you could add LTI apps like YouTube, Wikipedia, and USA Today, and those would appear in your RCE menu list...as show in this screen shot.

LTI_Tools.jpg

Stefanie
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 @mtw56 ​, I did a quick search of feature ideas related to the Rich Content Editor/HTML Editor that are currently open for voting and came up with these (although I'm sure there are more). If you have specific suggestions, you might want to add your idea and use case(s) to the Canvas Feature Ideas space, after reviewing the HTML Whitelist, which shows you exactly what attributes and tags are allowed in Canvas's HTML Editor, and after reading this guide: How to write a good feature idea submission

hyrum
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Mark - You can also check our our Canvas Style Guide for great tips and HTML examples on how to spruce up your Canvas content.

Jeff_F
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I do not believe it to be wrong minded to suggest using an HTML editor outside Canvas.  Best of breed would be Dreamweaver and plenty of free applications are also available.  e,g, CoffeeCup, Squarefree, KompoZer, etc.  Sorry if I am being Captain Obvious here. 

In addition, for the casual user a page such as this serves as both tutor and code generator:  HTML Codes, Editors, and Generators.

Stefanie
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 @mtw56  and  @Jeff_F ​, you might be heartened by this intriguing comment on the Word Count feature idea

scottdennis
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Hi  @mtw56 ​,

There have been what I would consider several helpful replies here.  In addition to Dreamweaver many people report success using Softchalk.

To answer your original question, no, there are not additional features that an admin can turn on for the RCE.

thank you

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dejonghed07
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Hi  @mtw56 ,

There is a hidden editor's menu bar in the Rich Content Editor. Select Alt-F9 to see it. menu-bar.jpg

 @dejonghed07 ​, could you specify the operating system and browser you use to bring up the hidden menu bar? Every time I hit Alt-F9 on my Windows machine through the Firefox browser, it opened up a pre-addressed email in Microsoft Outlook. :smileyconfused:

Hi stefaniesanders​,

We can't use Firefox on our campus because of all the security issues. We use Chrome on Windows 7 computers. I found the hidden menu by clicking on the i symbol above each Page where it says HTML Editor. Click on the lower case "i" symbol that looks like this:

html-editor-image.jpg