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Add rich-content editor to Conversations

Add rich-content editor to Conversations

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As a user, I would like to be able to use the rich-content editor to compose messages in the Conversations inbox. This would enable me to create Conversations that are on par, formatting- and content-wise, with Announcements. (Students seem to read Conversations messages more diligently than Announcements.)

 

transferred from the old Community

Originally posted by: Mia Nolan

Special thanks for contributions by: Stefanie Sanders

171 Comments
mfm0003
Learner

This would be great. I'm logged in but can't vote. Not sure what's up with that.

MrE19
Surveyor

I just wanted to put in a request to have a math formula editor embedded into the private messaging app on Canvas. An editor is available for discussion groups, but not private messages. It would be great to have this in order to better ask math questions and have questions answered coherently through private messaging.  This would be incredibly helpful for both students and teachers across the Canvas platform and across disciplines.

cmeyer42
Surveyor II

Content editor in Inbox

How is this idea request started in 2015 and has yet to be implemented at all?! PLEASE!!!! We need this ASAP.

ddiprenda
Surveyor

Why are there no tools in Canvas email? I suddenly realized that there are no tools in Canvas email. I will nt repeat the excellent observations by colleagues.  How difficult can it be?

lcarroll2
Surveyor II

This idea would be so helpful by being able to draw students' attention to certain words or phrases in an email. We all skim and using styles such as bold and underline for links would be helpful. On that note, being able to hyperlink to a page, assignment, or external URL would be much more accessible than having to paste the entire URL. 

kikimax
Surveyor II

I sincerely wonder if ANYONE is working in Tech User Support anymore at Instructure. It seems like there is a request related to this topic almost every week and nobody, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY is paying attention. I am quite annoyed by the complete lack of professionalism and courtesy at Canvas. It feels more like utter INCOMPETENCE!

HEY, CANVAS/INSTRUCTURE PEOPLE!! IS ANYONE READING THIS STUFF!!?? DO YOU EVEN CARE WHAT YOUR USERS ARE SAYING!!?? **

** I wonder if I would start cussing, maybe THEN someone would say something, make a move or reply finally...

cgifford1
Surveyor II

Is it true these ideas/suggestions are ranked by the amount of activity/comments?  If we comment every day, will this idea move up the ranks and get noticed?  

It would be EXTREMELY HELPFUL to have the rich content editor in Inbox.  As it is, if a teacher wants to send a message, they're using email because they can underline and draw attention with bold or italics or different color or font or size.  Not so with Canvas Inbox.  It's just plain text and the message gets lost in sea of black and white.  It would also be extremely helpful to be able to link to pages, discussions, assignments, etc. 

This seems like a no-brainer.  For crying out loud, we have it right here in the comment box!  Maybe someone can explain why it's so difficult or so low on the priority list.  The RCE is available just about everywhere in Canvas except Inbox.  Why?

cgifford1
Surveyor II

Has everyone rated this conversation by clicking on the stars at the top of the page, under the idea title?  The number of stars indicates how important this idea is to you.  I gave it FIVE STARS! 

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kikimax
Surveyor II

Yes, EVERYONE PLEASE RATE THIS CONVERSATION (using the stars system at the top) to try to bump up the overall number of ratings, such as someone at Instructure may have (or at least choose) to pay attention to the importance of this topic - see screenshot below.

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lwebster28
Surveyor

Please add a rich text editor to Conversations!  It would be so nice to add emphasis to items I am communicating to my students.  I did finally figure out how to add a "tab" within a Conversations message. 😊

 

PLEASE ADD A RICH TEXT EDITOR TO CONVERSATIONS!!!

heather_bowlan
Surveyor

I know I can attach a file, but I would also like to be able to link something in a message (without copying and pasting the ugly URL) since most of what we do is through Google Drive. 

 

heather_bowlan
Surveyor

I would like to have the Rich Content Editor bar available for messages so that I can highlight, bold, italicize, etc. when sending messages to students.

ingela_ostlund
Surveyor

As a teacher i Need to have a editor in the inbox tool- for conversations.

 

bbrock
Surveyor

I think it's important to be able to use bold and underline in messages I send to students. It draws the reader to important information.

erinpennington
Surveyor

To have more features enabled in the email to resemble the announcements. 

carrieschaefer
Surveyor

I am requesting that more features be available in Canvas email to include (but not limited to), size, color, font, adding pictures, linking items, etc.


Thank you!

cmonson5
Surveyor II

Being able to compose a message with formatting with the RCE would be very beneficial. This will allow people to convey messages more efficiently.

lpturi
Surveyor

YES PLEASE DO THIS!  It make no sense that we cannot use Rich Editor when messaging students.  If Canvas wants us to use this instead of email, it should have email capabilities.

ab76
Surveyor

This is necessary! Please do it.

cbennaji
Surveyor

It would be great if the Inbox/Messenger had the same capabilities as Pages and Announcements. At the very least, being able to highlight portions of the message and inserting links would be beneficial.