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How do I import Commons Favorites in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas?

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How do I import Commons Favorites in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas?

You can view and import resources from your Commons Favorites list in the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. Importing content in the Rich Content Editor only supports documents, videos, audio recordings, and images.

Notes:

  • You must add a resource to your favorites in Commons before you can view and import it in the Rich Content Editor.
  • Content imported in the Rich Content Editor is also imported into your course files.
  • Content shared through Commons retains the published/unpublished status of the item when it was originally shared. If you import content that was published when it was originally shared, it will import and be published in your course.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.

Note: The 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).

Open Apps

Open Apps

You can view a list of external tools from the menubar. Click the Tools link [1]. Navigate to the Apps option [2], then select the View All option [3].

Alternatively, you can view your apps from the toolbar. In the toolbar, click the App icon [4].

Note: To view the App icon, you may have to click the Options icon [5].

View Recently Used Apps

View Recently Used Apps

If you have previously used an external app from the Rich Content Editor, you can quickly open recently used apps.

To view recently used apps, click the App icon [1]. Then select the app you want to open [2].

To view all apps, click the View All link [3].

Open Commons Favorites

Open Commons Favorites

Click the Commons Favorites link [1].

You can also filter menu options using the Search field [2].

Note: If the Commons Favorites link does not display, the LTI may not be enabled in your course.

View Content

View Content

A sidebar opens to display all embeddable Commons Favorites resource types. To view additional resources, you may need to scroll.

Filter Content

Filter Content

By default, the sidebar displays all embeddable resource types. To filter content by resource type, click the Resource Type drop-down menu [1] and select a resource type [2].

Search Content

Search Content

To search for specific content by title, description, keyword, or tags, use the Search field.

Import Content

Import Content

Click the resource you want to embed. The resource will embed in the Rich Content Editor automatically. Importing may take several minutes to complete.

View Imported Content

View Imported Content

View the imported content in the Rich Content Editor.

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