You can upload files from your computer to link in the New Rich Content Editor. Files uploaded in the New Rich Content Editor are added to your course files.
Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.
By default, embedded document links display an icon that allows users to preview the document in the Rich Content Editor. You can disable the in-line preview or open the in-line preview automatically.
Open the New 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 ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).
To upload a document from the toolbar, click the Document icon .
You can also upload a document from the document options menu. To view additional document options, click the Document Options arrow . Then select the Upload Document option .
To view the Document icon, you may have to click the Options icon .
You can also upload a document using the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.
To upload a document using the menubar, click the Insert menu , select the Document option , and select the Upload Document option .
Click or drag and drop a media file to the media uploader to upload a file from your computer.
Select the document file  and click the Open button .
If required by your institution, you will need to select usage right settings for your document.
In the Usage Right drop-down menu , select one of the five usage right options:
If known, enter the copyright holder information in the Copyright Holder field .
Note: If you are an instructor and are not sure which usage right applies to your document, please consult your institutional admin for guidance.
To embed your selected document, click the Submit button.
Note: The file will flash before it embeds in the New Rich Content Editor.
View a link to your uploaded file in the New Rich Content Editor .
To manage options for the link, click the link title and click the Link Options link .
You can edit the link text in the Text field  or link URL in the Link field .
To disable in-line preview, click the Disable in-line preview checkbox . To automatically open in-line preview, click the Automatically open an in-line preview checkbox .
To save link options, click the Done button .
Click the Save button.
View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.
To download the linked document, click the link title . To open the inline preview, click the Preview icon .