Canvas Rich Text Editor

Canvas has a built-in Rich Text Editor (RTE) that allows for content such as images, HTML code, Google Drive integration and more. See below to become more familiar with its features


The Rich Content Editor includes the content area and the content selector.

Anything that can be viewed in a web browser can be inserted into the Rich Content Editor content area [1]. Content can also input HTML directly into Canvas using the HTML Editor link [2].

Users can also easily link to course content using the Content Selector [3], which is displayed in the sidebar any time the Rich Content Editor is open. Depending on the feature area being viewed (course or group), users may be able to link to existing files, images, or links, and upload new files and images.

What Canvas Features Use the Rich Content Editor?

The following Canvas features use the Rich Content Editor:

  • Announcements

  • Assignments

  • Discussions

  • Pages

  • Quizzes

  • Syllabus

For more information on the RTE, please visit this Canvas Support Article

If there are any questions or issues please contact IT Services