The rich content editor is the formatting toolbar visible whenever you add or edit content in an Announcement, Assignment, Discussion, Page, Quiz, or Syllabus in Canvas.
Canvas Admins have the ability to enable it on each of our institution sub-accounts right now if we want. Additionally, faculty have the ability to enable it on any course where your institution has allowed it as an option. For my higher ed institution, we’re going to enable it as the default for all our courses at the start of the Summer 2020 semester.
That being said, we’re starting to build awareness of the new RCE to our faculty and campus community and I put together a new shareable help guide linked below. The help guide includes a list of 9 FAQs to learn how to use some common features of the new rich content editor. For each of the FAQs, there's a link to both the Instructor Guide and Student Guide followed by a short animated GIF to demonstrate what it looks like in the new RCE.
I was born in Jacksonville, FL but grew up in Keystone Heights, FL. I went to Mars Hill University and graduated in 1989 with a BA in English, attended and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1991 with a MA in English Education, and achieved by principals license from Appalachian State University in 2008.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts.
I taught English for 14 years. This is my 28 year in Education. In 2004, I left the classroom to serve as instructional facilitator for my school, and then in 2007, I left my high school to serve as Innovation Director and then Professional Learning Director for North Carolina Virtual Public School, and in 2017 I transitioned to the NC Department Of Public Instruction as Online Professional Learning Consultant and Canvas Admin for the agency.
I returned to the district level in 2018 and am currently the Canvas Admin with Iredell-Statesville Schools. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and especially Canvas and how it leverages in a powerful way both.
I live in Statesville, NC with my wife, Michelle Lourcey, daughter, Elizabeth, and two cats, Gator and Tebow.