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How do I disable inline previews for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

How do I disable inline previews for files using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. You can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options.

You can disable inline previews for files in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Locate Content Selector

The Content Selector will automatically open when the Rich Content Editor is opened.

Open Files Tab

Open Files Tab

Click the Files tab.

Select File

Select File

Find and select the file you want to insert.

Disable Inline Preview

Disable Inline Preview

Click the Disable inline previews for this link checkbox [1]. Then click on Update Link [2].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button to save any changes to the post made in the Rich Content Editor.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

View File

View File

Once you disable the inline preview, the file can no longer can be previewed. Users will have to click the link to open the file.

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