Remove audio icon when inserting audio files using the Rich Content Editor


Currently, while adding audio files to content using the Rich Content Editor (uploading or recording in RCE), the resulting image on the page takes up quite a bit of unnecessary space.

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When the size is reduced for this item, it does not shrink the contents.  It shrinks the frame around the contents and the controls are hidden instead or the icon being shrunk or hidden.

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Without the controls, the image can still be clicked and the audio will play, but the controls do offer a few other options than just playing the audio.

My main concern is how much space this takes up.  If you have one audio file on a page, it can be manageable but still takes up a good deal of space.  However, if you have a table where an audio file is included in each row, the entire page is tremendously longer due to the size of the audio file images on the page.

My ask is that the audio icon be removed or allow a setting where only the controls are seen.  This would take up less space and be much more convenient when multiple audio files are being added to a single page.


Community Team
Community Team
Status changed to: Moderating

Hi @ryan_corris,

I'm not able to replicate what you're seeing when resizing the window - where the audio controls disappear. In my testing, the controls display no matter the size of the window. Because that is displaying differently for you, I'd recommend reaching out to Canvas Support to investigate/troubleshoot why files added to your RCE are not displaying controls when resized.

That said, if we can clarify those parts in your idea (as it may not display similarly to other users), we can open your idea, to remove the audio icon, for conversation. 


Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni
Status changed to: Archived