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RCE Enhancements links replace selected text with file name

RCE Enhancements links replace selected text with file name

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This behavior is resolved in the 2021-09-15 deploy.

Known issues indicate notable behaviors that has been escalated to the Canvas engineering team. Known issues are not a guarantee for an immediate resolution. This document is for informational purposes only and does not replace the Support process. If you are encountering the behavior outlined in this document, please ensure you have submitted a Support case (per your institution's escalation process) so Canvas Support can adequately gauge the overall customer impact and prioritize appropriately.

When RCE Enhancements is enabled, change an existing hyperlink to point to a different file in the course using the Course Files/User Files selection drawer. The link text will be replaced with the name of the file.

Expected Behavior

Instead, it should keep the text and not change it to the file name of the file being hyperlinked. The name of the file should only be put in the RCE if no text is selected to link the file location to.


Only hyperlink the text once or break the link and re-link it.

Steps to Reproduce


  • Method 1:

    • Go to the RCE and add some text.

    • Highlight the text and select a link option (Course link, Course document or User document)

    • Once the item is hyperlinked to the text, change it to another link, and you will see that the text changes to the file name.

  • Method 2:

    • Go to the RCE and add some text and link a file to the text and save the page.

    • Edit the page and select either Course document or User document and update the link and you will see it changes to the name of the file.


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