How do I embed media from an external source in the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?
You can use the Rich Content Editor to embed video and audio media from external resources. It is your responsibility to ensure your content is secure before you embed it in Canvas.
Several features in Canvas support the Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
Open Rich Content Editor
Open the Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.
Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or Option+F8 (Mac keyboard).
Open Embed Tool from Toolbar
To embed media from the toolbar, click the Embed icon .
To view the Embed icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar
You can also embed media using the menubar in the Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To embed media using the menubar, click the Insert menu  and select the Embed option .
Enter Embed Code
Paste the code in the Embed Code field . Then click the Submit button .
Click the Submit button.
Preview Embedded Media
Preview your embedded media in the Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button.
- The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
- The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
- Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.
View the content created in the Rich Content Editor.