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How do I create hyperlinks to user or group files in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

How do I create hyperlinks to user or group files in the New Rich Content Editor as a student?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to insert hyperlinks to document, image, and media files stored in your user files and group files. 

Notes: 

  • The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.
  • To create hyperlinks to group files, you must open the New Rich Content Editor within a group.
  • If you set a file as restricted and link to that file in the New Rich Content Editor, other group members will be able to view that file using the link in the New Rich Content Editor.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open the New Rich Content Editor when using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Note: The New 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).

View and Sort Files

View and Sort Files

By default, the Add menu displays all files in your selected file source [1].

To sort the displayed files by image, document, or media file type, click the Type drop-down menu [2].

To sort the displayed files by date added, date published, or alphabetically, click the Sort by drop-down menu [3].

Select File

View and Sort Files

Click the name of the file you want to link in the New Rich Content Editor.

Note: The text will flash before turning into a hyperlink.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as the Post Reply button.

View Content

View Content

View the content. To view the linked file, click the link [1].

Note: Links to external URLs display an Open icon [2].



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