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HTML editor in New Quizzes

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Is there a way to drop into an HTML editor in New Quizzes (like there was in classic Quizzes)? Failing that, is there a <code> HTML element available (not <pre>, because I need to embed small code fragments into running text)?

Thanks much.

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Steven_S
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I was just looking for a way to do this in order to remove formatting that came with content I copied and pasted.  (It turns out there is a button next to text and background color that clears formatting.)  As a result I know that some code will copy over automatically when you copy and paste. 

If that does not do it, there is an insert media button that accepts an embed code.  I tried that with something really simple, and that failed, but depending on what you are trying to add, through html, that might do it for you.

As a last resort you can create the quiz question in classic quizzes, migrate it to a new quiz, and then use an item bank to transfer the question into the quiz you are working on.

You might also want to comment in an idea conversation about this feature: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/New-Quizzes-Add-HTML/idi-p/399988

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Steven_S
Navigator II

I was just looking for a way to do this in order to remove formatting that came with content I copied and pasted.  (It turns out there is a button next to text and background color that clears formatting.)  As a result I know that some code will copy over automatically when you copy and paste. 

If that does not do it, there is an insert media button that accepts an embed code.  I tried that with something really simple, and that failed, but depending on what you are trying to add, through html, that might do it for you.

As a last resort you can create the quiz question in classic quizzes, migrate it to a new quiz, and then use an item bank to transfer the question into the quiz you are working on.

You might also want to comment in an idea conversation about this feature: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/New-Quizzes-Add-HTML/idi-p/399988

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sidchat
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Thanks for the response, @Steven_S. However, these are all utterly ridiculous workarounds that I refuse to put myself through. The tool serves the user, not the other way round.

Sorry, that is the best I could come up with for an immediate work-around.  I'm not an expert, so maybe someone else will chime in with better advice. 

In the meantime, you might want to voice your concern about a longterm solution here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/New-Quizzes-RCE-to-match-Canvas/idi-p/305108

and here: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/The-Canvas-tl-dr/RCE-Updates-Fall-2020/bc-p/404568