Can I use the icons from http://instructure.github.io/instructure-icons/ on a content page?
Sean, I'm coming back to this post in case you missed the production release that officially changed the icon set to one owned by Canvas and that you may freely use.
Are you asking in terms of possible copyright reasons? I only ask because technology wise there isn't any reason someone couldn't use these icons. ;-)
I was assuming that used on a Canvas content page there shouldn't be any issues.
Sean, I've learned that we're about to replace the icon set to which you've linked with a new one--and we'll then add a license to it, and at that point we will most likely make it available to the Community. So we recommend that you wait until that update occurs.
Thanks Stefanie Sanders. It would be nice to build some of these into the rich text editor. But just typing this out, I can already hear the programmers from the SLC office shouting "woah woah, not so fast!".
I hope changing the icons doesn't change the way they're incorporated into Canvas. It didn't the last time they updated them.
The Canvas Style Guide explains how to incorporate them on a page and I do this when I'm giving instructions and want them to see what it looks like in Canvas.
Here's what the underlying HTML looks like. I added line breaks to make it more readable.
<p>To make a link, 1) copy the URL of the page you want to link to, then in the discussion, 2) highlight the text you want to link, 3) click on the <i class="icon-link"></i> Link button from the toolbar, 4) paste the URL in the box, and 5) click Insert Link.</p>
If you embed content from another source it will probably not work, but it works for items directly within Canvas ... at least for now.
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