The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. Instructors can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options.
Several features in Canvas support a Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes. You can type text and you can copy and paste text from other sources into the Rich Content Editor. The following keyboard shortcuts can be used when copying and pasting text:
The Rich Content Editor also includes several formatting tools that allow you to modify your text.
Note: Your instructor may choose to display a different font for your course. This font will display when entering text the Rich Content Editor.
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view a window with a list of keyboard navigation shortcuts, click the Keyboard icon or press Alt+F8 (on a PC keyboard) or Option+Fn+F8 (on a Mac keyboard) simultaneously on your keyboard.
Paste the text you copied into the Rich Content Editor.
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to paste text into the Rich Content Editor:
To remove text formatting, select the pasted text , then click the Clear Formatting icon .
To align text, place the cursor in front of the text you wish to align . Use the tools in the toolbar to align the text. You can set the position of the text on the page with the Left, Center, and Right Alignment tools  or indent the text using the Indent tool .
The editor also supports directional text so users can insert content right to left. This feature can be added using the Right to Left button within the editor.
Select the text you wish to include in your list . Click the Bulleted List icon to make a bulleted list . Click the Numbered List icon to make a numbered list .
View the bulleted list you made.
View the numbered list you made.
Select the text you wish to modify  and click the Font Size drop-down menu to change the text font size . You can choose from 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24, or 36 sized fonts.
Select the text you wish to modify , and click the Paragraph drop-down menu to change the text style . You can choose from paragraph, heading 2, heading 3, or heading 4, or preformatted styles.
To create single spacing in the Rich Content Editor, press the shift and return keys (on a Mac) or shift and Enter keys (on a PC). This will create a line break instead of a paragraph break.
Select the text you wish to modify , and click the Superscript or Subscript buttons in the toolbar .
Click the Save button.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to "Save & Publish". When using the Rich Content Editor in the Discussions page, the Save button may appear as "Post Reply".
View the content you created.