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Longdesc tags in Canvas

Question asked by Natalie Hebshie on Aug 30, 2018

Has anyone started using longdesc attribute in the Canvas Rich Text Editor yet? If so, have you used them to link to content within the course? I saw that longdesc was whitelisted recently. I have a course that has a bunch of complex graphs that need longer descriptions. In the past, I've simply created a separate page in the Canvas course for the long description and created a link to it next to the image. If I were to start using the longdesc, I'm wondering how I should link to the Canvas page that includes the long description so that the links are relative and I don't need to update the code when I import the course in the future. I can't seem to find any documentation about how to format relative links in Canvas. My guess is longdesc="/pages/pagename" but I'm not sure. I'll also submit a ticket but I figured I'd ask here as well.

 

Thanks!

 

Natalie

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