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How do I use the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes?

How do I use the Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes?

The Rich Content Editor can be used to create and edit quiz instructions, question stems, stimulus content, and question feedback. Using the Rich Content Editor, you can format text, add tables, import content and media, and insert equations using MathQuil.

The Rich Content Editor in New Quizzes is a separate feature from the Rich Content Editor used in other areas of Canvas. The New Quizzes Rich Content Editor does not support external tools or apps, HTML editing, media iframes, audio and video recording, or the Accessibility Checker.

Note: Depending on where the Rich Content Editor is used in New Quizzes, all of the features in this lesson may not available.

Format Text

Format Text

The Rich Content Editor includes several options for formatting text including undo [1], redo [2], bold [3], italics [4], underline [5], text color [6], and background color [7].

To clear any formatting, highlight the text and click the Clear formatting icon [8].

Align Text

Align Text

To align text, place the cursor in front of the text you wish to align and click the Left Alignment [1], Center Alignment [2], or Right Alignment icon [3].

Superscript or Subscript Text

Superscript or Subscript Text

To superscript text, select the text you want to modify and click the Superscript icon [1].

To subscript text, select the text you want to modify and click the Subscript icon [2].

Create Bulleted or Numbered List

Create Bulleted or Numbered List

To create a list, select the text you wish to include. Then click the Bulleted List icon [1] to make a bulleted list or the Numbered List icon [2] to make a numbered list.

Change Font or Text Style

Change Font or Text Style

To change the font size, click the Font Size drop-down menu [1]. You can choose from 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, or 36 sized fonts.

To change the text style, click the Text Style drop-down menu [2]. You can choose from paragraph, heading 1, heading 2, heading 3, or heading 4, heading 5, heading 6, or preformatted styles.

Add Table

Add Table

To add a table, click the Table icon. You can create up to 10 columns and 10 rows.

Upload Media

Upload Media

To import an image, audio, or video file, click the Upload Media icon.

Import Content Options

Import Content Options

To import an image, click the Image tab [1]. To upload an audio file, click the Audio tab [2]. To upload a video file, click the Video tab [3].

To drag and drop a file, select the file and drop it into the Drag & Drop section [4]. To browse your device for a file, click the Browse button [5].

For image files, you can enter alt text in the alt text field [6].

Notes:

  • When uploading audio files, only MP3 files are accepted.
  • When uploading video files, only MP4 and M4V files are accepted.

 

Insert Media

Insert Media

To insert media, click the Insert/Edit Media icon.

Enter Media Details

Enter Media Details

To add media using a source URL, enter the URL in the Source field [1]. Then adjust the dimensions using the Dimensions fields [2].

To add media using an embed code, click the Embed tab [3]. To manage advanced settings, click the Advanced tab [4].

To insert media based on your selected options, click the Ok button [5].

 

Use MathQuil

Use MathQuil

To use MathQuil to insert formula information, click the MathQuil icon.

Enter Equation

Enter Equation

Use the Mathquill toolbar [1] to enter an equation in the equation field [2].

To insert the equation in the Rich Content Editor, click the Done button [3].

Comments

Will HTML editing become an option in the future, preferably before the complete retirement of classic quizzes?  For some tasks, it is far quicker for me to type/edit code than it is to click buttons in this editor.  I cannot be the only one with this mind set.

@JamesPigg 

I can't say for sure if/when that will become an option, but that definitely sounds like great feedback to add as a new feature idea in the Idea Conversations space. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

- Nathan

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