why did we lose the ability to edit html files INSIDE Canvas?
Hello Craig Jones...
I am assuming that you are referring to the ability to edit files in the "Files" area of your course? Prior to "Better File Browsing" (which is the view of "Files" that everyone has now), you were able to edit HTML files. With this new GUI to "Files", that ability was lost. I'm not sure what the reasoning was, but I did find this Canvas Guide for you on how you'll have to do it now: How do I edit an HTML file in a course?
Hope this helps!
Also, Adam Williams pointed me to one of his comments on this Feature Idea that has now been archived that you might want to look at: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1597#comment-11577
Thanks for the response Chris. Yes, I was talking about being able to edit inside "FIles". I did find the tutorial about editing .html files but doesn't solve my problem. If I update my .html with new images, even after I've transferred the new images into the same Files folder, the images don't connect to the .html. I need to find a way to make the transfer seamless and all the pieces connected.
Hey Craig, if you are going to be making frequent changes to HTML files and you want to simplify the process of having those changes reflected in your Canvas course, you might check out the wonderful blog post by Stefanie Sanders called Using Google Docs for dynamic Canvas content. While at first that might not seem like what you're looking for because it talks about Google Docs/Sheets/etc, if you follow the link in my comment you will see that you can use Google Drive to host HTML, CSS, and JS files and embed them in Canvas in a very similar fashion. This will allow you to edit the HTML files and have the changes immediately reflected in your Canvas course.
It's worth mentioning that I just realized this option of hosting HTML files in Google Drive will expire August 31, 2016.
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